The Haiderian Medical Centre is a teaching and training practice. At present we have medical students from University College London Medical School who spend a day at the surgery every week. As well as this we have been approved as a training practice, which means that we train doctors who wish to become GPs.
What does the teaching involve?
The teaching can take from 45 minutes to 1 hour. The students will practice taking a history from you which involves asking you questions about your health. You do not need to prepare anything in advance. When appropriate and provided you agree they may also perform an examination. This will always be supervised by Dr Seema Haider at all times. The students say that meeting patients is one of the most helpful ways in which they learn and the patients always say how rewarding it is to be involved in teaching future doctors! Teaching usually takes place on a Monday and there are slots for both the morning and afternoon sessions. It is usually a very relaxed and friendly environment. Tea/Coffee and biscuits are provided!
We have a growing list of patients who thoroughly enjoy participating in medical student teaching and come in regularly throughout the year to talk to the different groups of students about their health condition.
If you are interested in medical student teaching then please leave a message with reception and Dr Seema Haider will contact you to arrange a convenient time.
What is a GP registrar?
A GP Registrar or GP trainee is a fully qualified doctor who is training to become a GP through a period of working and training in a practice. They will usually have spent a few years working in a hospital before you see them in a practice and are closely supervised by a senior GP or trainer.