Support for students
A welcome to undergraduate students from Professor Richard Hobbs, Head of the Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences:
Professor Hobbs runs one of the largest and most highly ranked centres for academic primary care globally. Over his career, he has made major contributions to growing primary care academic capacity in the UK, in terms of both researchers and research networks. He has this to say about the importance of academic primary care:
Highlighting the importance of primary care and disease prevention to health systems, and raising the capacity of academic primary care to answer important questions that improve the care of the patients we serve – is what motivated me on my career path, and still does. So much of what we do is uncertain and we should strive for greater clarity through scientific enquiry and then consistent and rapid implementation of the best evidence that emerges.
Discover what your peers have to say about their experience of our undergraduate programme:
In February, the Undergraduate Teaching Team launched their inaugural fourth year Special Study Module in Primary Care. Two students, Emily Swift and Adam Carter, share their experiences.
When the Clinical School was forced to close its doors in March, medical students seized the opportunity to support Oxford’s effort to combat the pandemic. They volunteered in a huge variety of settings, from the university’s vaccine trial to local GP practices. Here’s what some of them have been up to…
The Patient & Doctor I Course has received outstanding feedback from first-year and second-year medical students. In a pre-clinical curriculum driven by science, it is students’ only opportunity to meet patients and develop their curiosity for clinical medicine.
It reminds me why I decided to study medicine.
It was brilliant to be able to speak to patients and practice asking the right questions whilst demonstrating empathy and understanding.
My tutor is a brilliant teacher. She taught us that it is okay to make mistakes and they provide us with a great opportunity to learn. It was a privilege to sit in on patient consultations, gaining their trust, and to see the application of what we are taught in lectures within real life.
Video consulting in the NHS
Guidance and resources for NHS patients and clinicians to support online consultations.
These accessible guides and resources are available to anyone considering using video technology as part of an NHS consultation. They are designed to be relevant to any technology or clinical setting.
The guides have been developed as a collaboration between Barts Health NHS Trust and Design Science with the IRIHS Group, led by Professor Trish Greenhalgh and Professor Sara Shaw.