The term is due to start in mid-September and run through to the end of March. Brief details of the opportunity are as follows:
- Practice remuneration is around £100 per day for each student (students are often placed in pairs all day on a Thursday). Over a six month period this would be worth around £9000 including educational supervision.
- In addition to the above, a year two Physician Associate can opt to do an elective placement in primary care, which is worth a further £2000 to the practice.
- If the year two Physician Associates decide to do their Quality Improvement Project in primary care this is also funded at £1500 per student.
Practices that have hosted Physician Associates have found it extremely rewarding, with one saying:
"We currently have year 2 Physician Associates in house and at the moment they are doing a mix of phlebotomy clinics, seeing 3-4 patients from the acute list in the morning and evening with supervised feedback, independent flu clinics, diabetic and asthma reviews. On the whole it has been a very positive experience for us."
If you would like to discuss this opportunity further please contact: Elaine Brookes (PGR administrator) Elaine.Brookes@hyms.ac.uk; Jayne Callan (Programme Coordinator) Jayne.Callan@hyms.ac.uk; or Matthew Kempson (Programme Innovation Project Officer) Matthew.Kempson@hyms.ac.uk.