School of Public Health and Community Medicine

Primary Care Clinical Teachers Support

We would like to welcome you to the UNSW Primary Care Clinical Teachers Support website. We appreciate the important role that General Practitioners like you play in the education of future generation of doctors.

You will find on this website information about the Primary Care course, useful downloadable forms and documents, useful clinical resources that maybe helpful to your practice and teaching, information relating to your role as a GP supervisor as well as information on opportunities for professional development as a clinical teacher.

About Us

You will be pleased to know that UNSW Medicine’s Primary Care course is taught and run by general practitioners (GPs). The course is convened by Dr Kylie Vuong at Sydney campus, Dr David Chessor at Port Macquarie campus, Drs Janet McLachlan and John Kramer at Coffs Harbour campus, Dr Catherine Orr at Albury campus and Dr Marietjie van der Merwe at Wagga Wagga campus. Other GPs who teach in the course include Professor John Hall, Prof Siaw Teng-Liaw, Dr Andrew Knight and Dr Michael Tam. Ms Sarah Jacob plays an important role providing administrative support for the course at Sydney campus. 

About the program

Primary Care is a core discipline in Phase 3 (the final 5th and 6th year) of the Medicine program. While some teaching is delivered through formal lectures, tutorials and online modules, most of the learning takes place through the students’ general practice attachments. Students are attached to two practices of 4 week each during the 8 week course, and they are required to complete at least 50 half-day general practice sessions. We have a wide variety of urban and rural general practice placements currently available for students.