Student Choice (Formerly Student Selected Components)

These pages are for GP teachers. If you are interested in studying medicine at Bristol, please see details of our MB ChB Medicine course.

‌Student Choice Placements (previously known as Student Selected Components, or SSCs) are offered in years 2, 3 and 4. For more information on each of the available teaching opportunities please see below.

Year 3 and 4 Placements (2017-18)


Year 3 placements are 4 weeks long and will take place 2nd July - 27th July 2018. Year 4 placements are 3 weeks long and will take place from 9th July - 27th July 2018. 

Funding is available. 

Please take a look at our Information for supervisors in Primary Care eSSC 2017-18 Year 3 and 4 (Office document, 1,059kB) for more information, and watch our simple 'how to' video, below.

The list below is not exhaustive but gives some ideas of previous projects offered. Please do get in touch with any ideas or questions. 

Antidepressants in women of child-bearing age (audit) (Office document, 34kB)
Developing e-learning modules for primary care (Office document, 34kB)
Domestic violence interventions in the community pharmacy setting (Office document, 34kB)
Educational placement alongside children with learning difficulties (Office document, 16kB)
Exercise on Prescription - a Literature Review (Office document, 34kB)
Exercise on Prescription - a Literature Review (Office document, 34kB)
Global Health (Office document, 36kB)
NOACs and Kidney Function (audit) (Office document, 26kB)
Primary Care in Special Settings – Prison, One25, Haven, Compass Health (Office document, 43kB)
Restructuring the patient recall process to improve efficiency and patient care (Office document, 35kB)
Shadowing the President of the RCGP (Office document, 44kB)Shadowing the President of the RCGP (Office document, 44kB)Shadowing the President of the RCGP (Office document, 44kB)Shadowing the President of the RCGP (Office document, 44kB)Shadowing the President of the RCGP (Office document, 44kB)Shadowing the President of the RCGP (Office document, 44kB)
SSC in Integrative Medicine: Resilience-building Whole Person Care with a focus (Office document, 3,105kB)

Year 2 Placements (2017-2018)

These placements have already been advertised to students. If you are involved and have any further questions please contact Dr Juliet Brown

Year 2 Placements (2018-2019)

At a glance:

  • Placements will run in September/October 2018 for Year 2 students.
  • Placements are 3 weeks long 
  • There is funding available 
  • It's a great way to gently introduce yourself to teaching and/or expand your teaching portfolio
  • Students are usually really engaged and interested in their choice projects
  • Placement supervisors don't have to be in a salaried or partnership role, and can include other healthcare professionals within your team (locums, practice manager, pharmacist, ANP, physician assistant etc) and any other community or third sector contacts you may have
  • Students can be really useful for practices, in fact, one of the things they tell us is that they like to be useful! 

For more information about how to offer a placement and what it might involve, please take a look at our information for supervisors (Office document, 45kB). Any questions, please email the Primary Care Lead for Student Choice Dr Juliet Brown

PLEASE NOTE: the proposal deadline has passed for this academic year, but if you are interested in hosting a student please do get in touch and we can try to arrange this. 

Frequently Asked Questions

To explore frequently asked questions about student choice placements, click on the arrows in the Prezi Presentation below.





Academic: Dr Juliet Brown

Administrator:  PHC teaching administration team


The only limit with student choice projects is your imagination
Photos from At Sea With Disability SSC 2012

I don’t have words to describe how important this SSC has been.

Student feedback from Penny Brohn Integrative Medicine SSC 2017
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