Welcome to Community Based Medical Education

The Community Based Medical Education team (CBME) organise and facilitate student learning in the community. We are always looking to recruit enthusiastic, highly-motivated GP tutors to supervise and deliver teaching to our students.

At the moment we are recruiting tutors for every Year (1 - 5) of the programme to provide learning appropriate to the students' currrent level on the course and provide good role-modelling to encourage more students to consider GP as a career.  

Who can teach students while they are on their placement with you?

GP partners, Salaried GPs, GPSTs, FY2s, Advanced Nurse Practitioners, Practice nurse, HCAs, Practice Managers

What can we offer you?                                                                                                                            

  • Training (CPD approved and recognised by GMC)
  • Support from a named lecturer
  • Variety of placements/teaching opportunities
  • Educational resources to help support your teaching
  • Help towards further teaching qualifications if desired

What's in it for me / the practice

If you have                                                               You will receive payment so that you can:          

  • A 4th Year for 4 weeks (16 days)                     -      Employ a locum for 9 sessions       
  • A 5th Year for both blocks (32 days)                -      Have locum cover for 18 sessions
  • A 3rd Year for their SSCP (4 weeks / 20 days)  -      Pay a full-time salaried Dr for 1 week (or an ANP for 2 weeks)
  • 2 pairs of ECE students (1 day)                       -      Pay for 1 locum session
  • An APEP or QE PEP student                             -      Ease your way to revalidation

The "At a glance" leaflet below gives you a brief outline of teaching opportunities on the Manchester programme. There are also leaflets about the shorter modules which take place over the clinical years of the course (Years 3 - 5). You may be interested in supervising students on one of these placements as an introduction to teaching on our MB ChB course. For more information about these and the longer placements please go to the Programme Information pages. There are also relevant contact details for each topic on those pages.



“The whole experience from start to finish has been great.  From having the PRIME training to the CBME teams support, and then our two 5th years in our practice. If I had to sum up my advice to GPs apprehensive about taking on the first student I’d just say make sure you know why you’re doing it and then start as you mean to go on. Beyond that just remember training is a practice level effort and it was a real pleasure seeing the students in end of placement looking at us as a part of their lives.”
Dr Zalan Alam - Salaried GP at The Village Medical Centre - Littleborough - Heywood, Middleton & Rochdale CCG


"Our practice has now had Year 5 medical students for two years, and we look forward to having more this year. The three students that we have hosted have been very different in their personalities and needs as developing clinicians. This has meant that our Practice has had to think about tailoring our support according to the needs of the students. Designing these experiences has been good practice for us and we have had very positive feedback from the three students, particularly their exposure to Practice Nurses, Practice Pharmacists and the admin. team and how they coordinate care and workflow to appropriate clinicians." Practice Manager - Bury CCG


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