Involvement of general practice (family medicine) in undergraduate medical education in the United Kingdom

Stella Major, Paul Booton

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We describe the changes in the development and delivery of undergraduate medical education in the United Kingdom as it moved from being exclusively hospital based to one that is increasingly led and delivered by academic departments of general practice (GP), GP teachers, and hospitalists guided by the General Medical Council. We describe the impact of this change on GP teachers, medical students, and patients. The Kings Medical Firm in the Community and The Cambridge Community-based clinical course have been examples of innovation in undergraduate GP teaching and illustrate some of the strengths and challenges of delivering undergraduate medical teaching in the community.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)269-275
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Ambulatory Care Management
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2008
Externally publishedYes



  • family medicine
  • general practice
  • innovations
  • undergraduate medical education
  • United Kingdom

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health Policy
  • Leadership and Management

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