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Welcome from Professor Judith Ibison, Head of Primary Care Education

These pages provide information about Primary Care teaching, learning and assessment within the MBBS Course.

The education and training that St George’s students receive in general practice is for many, the best during their time as a medical student. There are several reasons that our students give for this:

  • GP tutors who are highly experienced clinicians and teachers with 1:1 supervision and continuity through the placement
  • it often takes place in the context of an on-going relationship between doctor and patient
  • welcoming, well organised and professional teaching environments
  • undifferentiated patient presentations
  • a large number of clinical presentations providing diagnostic and management challenge
  • the continuous relationship between the GP and the patient providing context for care episodes.

What we do


  • develop and deliver the primary care teaching, learning and assessment within the MBBS Course
  • liaise with primary care educators and GP tutors in the community
  • oversee the quality of primary care teaching within and outside St George’s
  • supervise Academic Foundation doctors and Academic Clinical Fellows training in general practice
  • run the intercalated/BSc module in primary care
  • innovate and develop new educational initiatives in the MBBS course
  • perform academic scholarship relating to clinical medicine and medical education
  • welcome and mentor The Salaried Portfolio Innovation (SPIN) Scheme Fellows and integrated GP trainees in medical education posts
  • deliver leadership roles within the MBBS programme
  • liaise with other HEI regionally and the Society for Academic Primary Care nationally
  • liase with the GP clinical researcher in the Population Health Research Institute.

Teaching programmes

At St Georges University we have a reputation for delivering a transformative education to develop confident, resilient doctors, ready to work with colleagues to provide excellent, compassionate care for patients and providing an excellent scientific, clinical and diverse educational experience with our GP tutor colleagues for students in the school leaver (M5) and graduate entry programmes (M4). 

Read the MBBS Curriculum Brochure (PDF).

Watch a prizewinning video created by a St George's Final Year Student for the 'Just a GP' campaign

The Clinical Academic Training Hub (CATCH) has lots of information on General practice and academic careers. 


We run the annual Julian Tudor Hart prize which is open to applicants, usually around September.  

Primary Care Society at St George's

There is close liaison between the GP primary care education group and the St George’s Student’s Union GP Society.

Primary Care Education Newsletter

Read our latest newsletter to stay informed on our regular activities and events.

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