Deep End teaching and learning

Fostering communities of learning across the whole career continuum is important if we are to have the next generation of Deep End GPs working in Scotland and beyond.

Photo of students in the quadrangle on the University of Glasgow campus

University of Glasgow Medical School provides teaching and promotes Deep End learning in a number of ways:

  • A Student Selected Component (SSC) in year 2 when 30 medical students spend 5 weeks learning about the Social Determinants of Health and tackling health inequalities.
    There is an academic programme of learning on a range of related topics and community placement time with Deep End GPs, Community Links Workers and Navigators in A&E. We are proud to be at the forefront of involving experts by experience in this learning too, with input from colleagues in Homeless Network Scotland and our NHS GG&C recovery networks.
  • Learning about Inclusion Health practice across a number of sessions in the year 3 GP week
  • A number of Deep End GPs and their practices are involved in teaching across the whole range of GP led teaching in year 1–5.

Interested yourself in teaching medical students about Deep End general practice?

Deep End SSCs for year 3 (4 weeks) and year 4 (5 weeks) medical students
Students are expected to spend 2 or 3 days in your practice shadowing and getting involved in clinical activities. They spend the remaining time working on tailored online learning resources and their assessment submissions.
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Find out more about all GP teaching opportunities at University of Glasgow Medical School