Year 4

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

Welcome to Year 4. It covers the lifecycle from conception to dying and includes reproductive health and care of the newborn, child health, mental health and complex medicine for older people. 

Primary Care is a longitudinal integrated clerkship seeded through the secondary care clerkships. Students will attend two different GP Practices during the academic year. They will be in Practice every Wednesday for 18 weeks (for each GP Practice).  This will enable you to follow your students’ progress over a longer period and students will benefit from continuity of tutor, patients and place, which is beneficial for learning and professional development.  

To help students along their journey of becoming doctors, we would like you to involve them with all aspects of patient care including consultations, authentic tasks, quality and safety improvements, community staff and more. Our aim is for students to become embedded in your team and for you to miss them when they leave. 

GP Teacher Information


 GP4 Teacher Guide 2021-22 (PDF, 1,526kB)


Student Concern For more information on student wellbeing, see our Student Wellbeing page

Mid and Endpoint Review Information 

Other useful links



I have been able to think more clearly about the everyday problems that affect people and how the management of patients changes depending on their wishes, confounding problems and guidelines. I have become more adept at conducting a focused history and examination and now feel more comfortable with patients

Bristol Medical Student

This has easily been my most enjoyable clinical attachment at university

Bristol Medical Student

Amazing experience - This placement really changed my view and perception of what GP is all about

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