Farnham Dene is an accredited teaching practice.
We have medical students from St George's University of London for short periods from August to March each year.
With the patient's consent students may sit in on consultations with the GP or nurse to learn about general practice.
Students are also occasionally asked, with the patient's consent, to carry out a consultation alone which is then discussed with the GP, student and patient.
Therefore you may be asked to consult with a 5th year medical student before you see your GP. If you agree to see a medical student first, you will be assisting with their training and your cooperation will be appreciated. However the choice is yours and you do not need to have a consultation with a medical student if you prefer not to.
We are also a training practice for Foundation Year doctors. FY2 doctors are in their second year post qualification and are required to spend 4 months in General Practice as a part of their post qualification experience.
We also train Specialist Trainee doctors (ST1, ST2 or ST3) also known as GP Registrars, in their first, second or final year of specialist GP training.
A GP Registrar is a fully qualified doctor who will have a lot of experience of hospital medicine and if you are seeing this doctor you can expect to receive the quality of service you would normally get from your own GP. If you have any concerns please mention this to a member of staff.
We hope that you will help with the doctor training by agreeing to consult with a FY2 or ST (GP Registrar) doctor if an appointment is offered to you.