There is increasing demand to provide clinical and teaching experiences in the general practice setting.
Vertical integration in teaching and learning, whereby teaching and learning roles are shared across all learner stages, has the potential to decrease time demands and stress on general practitioners, to provide teaching skills and experience to GP registrars, and to improve the learning experience for medical students, and may also help meet the increased demand for teaching in general practice.
We consider potential advantages and barriers to vertical integration of teaching in general practice, and provide results of focus group discussions with general practice principals and registrars about vertical integration.
We recommend further research into the feasibility of using vertical integration to enhance the capacity to teach medical students in general practice.
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