Norton Brook Medical Centre is a training practice and often has a number of fully qualified trainee doctors working within the surgery.
We currently have GP registrars, Foundation Year 2 doctors and medical students working at the practice.
We also have medical students who are currently completing their studies at medical school, working with us throughout the year for short periods. They will often 'sit in' during consultations. You will be advised if this is the case by reception and are, of course, able to decline this should you wish.
This Healthcare Organisation is working together with the University of Plymouth, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry to host students (Medical, Dental and / or Physician Associate) to assist with their learning. You may be asked to talk to or be seen by a student either with the doctor or nurse or on their own. The student will introduce him or herself and ask to discuss your medical problem and examine you.
Students are supervised at all times by the placement supervisor and a health care professional, usually your doctor. Like qualified practitioners, the students guarantee your privacy and confidentiality. You may find helping students in their learning interesting and stimulating.
The students and the Faculty appreciate your contribution to the education of future doctors, dentists and physician associates. If you would like to make any comment or have further questions, please speak to a member of staff.
Do patients have to accept?
If at any stage you DO NOT wish to be seen by the Medical, Dental or Physician Associate student you may decline the offer. You DO NOT have to give a reason and your care will not be affected in any way.