Oxford GP Society
A recently founded society, aimed at promoting general practice as a career for Oxford medical students.
We focus on inviting inspiring GPs to talk about their varied and rewarding careers in primary care, as well as GP trainees who can answer any questions on what it is like to train as a GP today. We also want to encourage Oxford medical students to take part in research in the world-renowned Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences.
Being a GP in primary care is a multidisciplinary specialty, accommodating a wide variety of interests, such as academic research, working abroad, business, technology, medical education or an area of particular clinical expertise.
It provides huge challenges and rewards, related to patient connections, intellectual reasoning and making a tangible difference to people’s lives.
We have many Oxford graduates who have trained as GPs and whose careers demonstrate the diverse choice available.
Are you an Oxford Medical Student?
Whether you're interested in joining the society or just hearing more about what we do and how we can support you, get in touch!
You can also stay up-to-date with our latest news and events by visiting us on Facebook.
Are you a NON-oXFORD GP, GP trainee or UNDERTAKING RESEARCH WITHIN PRIMARY CARE?
If you would like to share your experiences with our members, we would love to hear from you! You can also get more involved with our GP Society by helping support our Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) revision sessions.
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Meet the committee
Rebecca te Water Naude
The Co-President helps to organise the committee and host at-least termly committee meetings to ensure that new ideas and events are planned, advertised, and actioned. They will liaise with the Medical School and the Nuffield Department of Care to maintain good relations to help organise research projects, speaker events and revision sessions covering the Community syllabus for students.
The role of Events Officer involves liaising with potential speakers, organising, and hosting events by GPs and other healthcare workers to hopefully inspire students to consider the different career options within general practice.
The Publicity Officer is responsible for getting the word out about events we are running and making sure information about events can easily be accessed via social media. They are also in frequent contact with other university GP societies, so we can make students aware of interesting online talks organised at other universities.
The Academic Officer is involved in the planning and running of revision sessions for students, particularly those on their Community rotation. We tend to run multiple OSCE revision sessions during the year, covering medical presentations often seen by a GP and offer guidance to students on how to improve their communication and history taking skills.