Being a Training Practice and Medical Students

One of the strands of our practice is to be a teaching and learning environment and we aim to develop that aspect. Students from different disciplines, and at different stages of training, have always been welcomed at Westbury on Trym.

The Westbury on Trym Practice is now an accredited medical student teaching and training practice. We are proud to be recognised as a Core Teaching Practice by Bristol University Medical School. As a team we feel that it is important to nurture tomorrow’s doctors and would like to thank all the patients who may encounter one of our students on a placement for their help with this.

So far we have received excellent feedback from the students, they particularly enjoy the chance to meet patients in a primary care setting. The patients seem to enjoy it too! Dr Davies, is the lead in the area of medical student teaching. Other doctors in the practice will often having medical students sitting in with them at times. 

We are also responsible for supervising the training of junior doctors who are attached to the Practice, some of whom will be specialising in General Practice (GP Registrars) and some of whom are nearer the start of their careers (Foundation Year doctors). These doctors will have their own clinics and patients can book with them. They are important members of the team and usually have slightly longer appointments. They are also able to visit patients at home. They are supervised by their Trainer and may ask advice during a clinic. Dr Morgan and Dr Davies are both accredited trainers in the practice.