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A warm welcome to Dr Shivani Tanna, our new Year 3 GP and CMT Course Lead!

Dr Shivani Tanna, Year 3 GP and CMT Course Lead

"I am delighted to have been appointed as year 3 GP course lead. My role in the department started on the 1st March 2016 and I have now taken over as CMT course lead. Having taught on this course, I feel privileged to be able to help maintain its excellent reputation and content. I am also developing the new 10 week GP attachment in year 3 which is being piloted for 60 students from September 2016. The students have expressed great enthusiasm and interest in this and we have already reached our recruitment target. Together with plenty of input from department leads, teaching fellows, and our GP tutors, we have started developing new ideas for both the attachment and departmental teaching sessions.

I am hoping this is going to be fun and rewarding for all involved.  I aim to design a course that is innovative, comprehensive and exciting. My version of “ICE”. If all goes to plan, the pilot will be rolled out for the entire year from September 2017.

Primary care is an underused and undervalued environment for teaching and this is an opportunity for GPs to make a real difference to student learning. This is a great time to evoke changes in perception of what general practice really is. We certainly don’t sit around all day seeing coughs and colds. We are a resilient group of medical professionals who are ideal for providing generalist training for students.
I am happy to hear from GP teachers if you have any ideas you would like to see incorporated in the pilot before it goes live.

I would also like to take the opportunity to thank everyone for such a lovely welcome into the department. I have been here for a month but it feels like years already (in a good way).  Emma Metters has given me an incredible hand over as CMT lead and I thank her for keeping everything so organised. I look forward to working with you all."

Dr Shivani Tanna GP, BSc, MBBS, DRCOG, MRCGP


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