On 20th January 2017, the General Medical Council (GMC) published a review of medical education and training in the south west of England.
According to the review, medical students and doctors in training are learning in positive and helpful environments but training time becomes squeezed when doctors’ workloads rises.
The report follows a quality assurance visits across the medical schools and hospitals who train doctors and an evaluation of Heath Education England (HEE) working across the south west which supervises local postgraduate training.
Several examples of good training practice have been found by the GMC assessors, including students and doctors in training studying about the day-to-day trials of delivering frontline care.
Here are listed some examples of good training practice found in the review:
Doctors in training and the teacher who educate and train doctors have also told about their problems and frustrations with local training. Below are some findings from the GMC review:
The Chief Executive of the GMC, Charlie Massey said that the Review of Medical Education and Training in the South West of England confirms that the medical students are getting good quality medical education and training. GMC is very delighted that the majority feel positive about their clinical and educational experiences and rural support.
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