Community-based teaching programme
Our department emphasises the value of community-based teaching within the MBChB programme.
Community-based teaching in the MBChB
- Year 2 students are attached to a general practice for one visit in an observational capacity.
- Year 4 students are involved with GPOPS (General Practice Observed Practice Simulations) for one week based at the Grafton or Waikato Campus. From 2015 Year 4 students also have a two-week general practice or community placement after their two weeks ED attachment. Placements are in community hospitals, rural general practices or urban Accident and Medical clinics.
- Year 5 students have a four week attachment in an urban practice.
- Year 6 students spend six weeks in clinical work attached to rural practices.
Selection of general practice teachers
Teachers of general practice in Years 5 and 6 can gain appointments as Clinical Senior Lecturers or Clinical Lecturers to the University of Auckland. These are general practitioners and nurses who accept medical students in their practices and become actively involved in their teaching. Year 6 students require their own room to carry out consultations before they are reviewed by their GP in practice.
Years 4, 5 and 6 students can read information regarding their placements and learning resources on Canvas or Coursebuilder. Resources are also available through the MBChB Portal.
Please contact us concerning any queries regarding:
- Opening your practice to GP medical students
- Becoming a GP postgraduate student
- Any enquiries about our community based teaching programme
Year 2 enquiries
Patrizia De Veyra
Practicum Placement Coordinator (Year 2)
Phone: +64 (0) 9 923 5970
Year 4 enquiries
Practicum Placement Coordinator (Year 4)
Phone: +64 9 923 3031
Year 5 enquiries
Practicum Placement Coordinator (Year 5)
Phone: +64 9 923 3697
Year 6 enquiries
Practicum Placement Coordinator (Year 6)
Phone: +64 (0) 9 923 6548