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Undergraduate Education Update

Year 3 has seen an increase in intake which means it now has over 400 students compared to around 340 in Year 1. This increase in student numbers has meant recruiting even more GP tutors to teach, adding to the many already in use, some of whom are stationed as far as Shetland.

More patients have been recruited for Year 1’s First Clinical Attachment which gives first year students the opportunity to meet patients and hear their experiences with long term care. We publicised the programme through flyers/posters, which were sent to contacts and advertised in healthcare publications/magazines and so far the response has been excellent.

On another, sadder note, Kate Woodhouse, our Primary Care Undergraduate Education Manager, will be leaving the department in October. Kate has worked for Imperial College for 12 years and has been here with us at the department for 8 of those, racking up a colossal amount of knowledge and experience which has been an invaluable asset to our department.

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