This healthcare organisation is working together with the University of Plymouth, faculty of Medicine and Dentistry to host students (medical, dental and / or physician associate) to assist with their learning. You may be asked to talk to or be seen by a student either with the doctor or nurse or on their own. The student will introduce him or herself and ask to discuss your medical problem and examine you.
Students are supervised at all times by the placement supervisor and a health care professional, usually your doctor. Like qualified practitioners, the students guarantee your privacy and confidentiality. You may find helping students in their learning interesting and stimulating.
The students and the Faculty appreciate your contribution to the education of future doctors, dentists and physician associates. If you would like to make any comment or have further questions, please speak to a member of staff.
Do patients have to accept?
If at any stage you do not wish to be seen by the medical, dental or physician associate student you may decline the offer.
You do not have to give a reason and your care will not be affected in any way.