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DR. AMIT SHARMA GP Taster Weeks. GP Taster Weeks- What does it mean? 1 week spent in your future ST3 practice during each 6 month hospital placement Taken.

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1 DR. AMIT SHARMA GP Taster Weeks

2 GP Taster Weeks- What does it mean? 1 week spent in your future ST3 practice during each 6 month hospital placement Taken as study leave Ideally tailored to your current hospital placement- examples

3 Why should I do this? Flavour of GP Build rapport with GP trainer and others Use hospital skills in community Opportunity to do COTs/other parts of curriculum early Shows interest and could engage in audits Time off hospital! Helps to give direction to hospital placement

4 How can I do this? Be proactive! Speak to your clinical supervisor early and identify week you could use for this Speak to your GP trainer early Take as study leave Justify the week!  Could offer to present to your department on your time in GP.  Emphasise value to your training

5 Notes You cannot see patients independently ( your insurance doesn't cover you), supervision essential!! Definitely worth doing!!!!!! Any problems, questions- contact me


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