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Medical Students and Trainees

We are a teaching practice and participate in training Glasgow medical students, as well as trainee GPs. Medical students aren’t yet qualified and will always be fully supervised. GP trainees are fully qualified doctors who lack experience in general practice. They may operate independently, but under the supervision of their trainer. You will be advised, when making an appointment, whether a student will be present, giving you the opportunity to consent or re-arrange. The same may apply to house calls, from time to time. If you are unsure about who is dealing with you, always ask. It is fine to change your mind about having a medical student sitting in. Just let us know.

Training at the Yellow Medical Practice

The Yellow Wing is a training practice

Dr Fleming and Dr Tennick are both qualified trainers. You are likely to meet our young GPs as they pass through and we hope you will enjoy helping them as they help you. They are all fully qualified doctors who need to develop their experience within General Practice. We have also been involved with training medical students over the years.

GPs used to train by old fashioned apprenticeship. We still do, but it is now a lengthy and prescriptive process. After completing foundation training, GP trainees start specialist training and rotate through hospital and GP placements, typically over 3 years, to gain sufficient experience and expertise to become independent GPs. Trainees are supervised throughout and must complete a detailed log of their experiences and skills. They must be observed directly, submit video evidence and complete rigorous practical and written exams to succeed. You also have a say – they have to undertake a patient satisfaction questionnaire.

Click here here for a short video on training in Scotland.

Current Trainees

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Dr Clare Toner

Trainee GP

Dr Clare Toner joined us in August 2020 for her first ST1 post. She moved on to hospital training in February 2021 and has returned from Aug 2022 for her final year.

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Dr Jess Chen

Trainee GP

Dr Jess Chen joined us in August 2022 for her first ST1 post.

The GP Trainee journey

MEDICAL SCHOOL 5 years

Provisional registration with GMC

BASIC TRAINING (or FOUNDATION PROGRAMME) in hospital

Foundation Year 1 (‘FY1’)

Foundation Year 2 (‘FY2’)

Full registration with GMC

SPECIALIST GP TRAINING (‘ST1’ to ‘ST3’)

ST1

6m GP placement (6m in hospital)

36 hours Out of Hours commitment

e-Portfolio log

Video assessments

Quality Improvement Project

Patient survey questionnaire

Multisource feedback (colleagues and staff)

Biannual trainer report

ST2

12m hospital placement

e-Portfolio log

Case vignettes

Biannual trainer report

ST3

12m GP placement

72 hours Out of Hours commitment

e-Portfolio log

Video assessments & case vignettes

Prescribing assessment

Quality improvement activity

Leadership activity

Patient survey questionnaire

Multisource feedback (colleagues and staff)

Biannual trainer report

EXIT EXAMS

‘AKT’ – applied knowledge test (written paper)

‘RCA’ – recorded clinical assessment (traditionally a clinical exam in London with simulated patients and scenarios – now a video submission in view of Covid-19)


Certificate of Completion of Specialist Training (CCST) – GP!

We are proud of how we’re made!