Elective placements in the community


Year 4

Students:         Students attend 3 days per week for a period of 6 weeks


2018-19           Mon 10th June - Friday 19th July 2019

2019-20           Mon 8th June - Friday 17th July 2020

Payment:          £1958.40 per student*

(*2019-20 rate subject to confirmation by HEE.)


Year 4 Community Electives are an excellent opportunity for you to help a student really immerse themselves in General Practice.

The experience helps them to achieve their learning needs, and gain an understanding of a practice population and community. It's also an excellent opportunity for students to benefit from positive role modelling. The student will attend the practice for three full days of each week with the remaining two days assigned to personal study.

The Elective is flexible to the needs of both the GP surgery and the students, and can be tailored, by agreement, to suit both needs.

In order to maximise their experiential learning, student will need designated clinical time to see cases that the GP is managing, with an opportunity for discussion and debrief after each patient is seen.  This would be for a maximum of 3 patients per session, in order to enhance the opportunity for debrief. We would also advise time with other members of the practice team and wider primary care teams, at the discretion of the GP supervisor.

It would be helpful if students had opportunities to sit in practice related meetings and also CCG meetings.

At the end of the placement, the student will produce a reflective piece for their Personal & Professional Development Portfolio and you will sign an Assessment Form as a record of attendance and performance.


For more information please contact:

Grace Turya
CBME Years 3 - 5 Administrator
+44 (0)161 275 1855