The Peninsula College of Medicine and Dentistry (PCMD) is changing...
In January 2012 the two founding members of the Peninsula College of Medicine and Dentistry (PCMD), the Universities of Exeter and Plymouth, outlined their plans to expand independently to build on their success.
From 2013 entry, there will be two separate medical schools, the University of Exeter Medical School and Plymouth University Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry.
Modbury Health Centre wil carry on teaching students from Plymouth University Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry.
We have supported the Peninsula Medical School for many years. We currently teach Year 2 Medical Students and Year 5 Medical Students. We consider that as a practice we feel it is essential to be involved in the training of future doctors and we are regularly involved in teaching undergraduate Medical Students. Medical Students will always be closely supervised. We find that teaching enhances our skills and knowledge and we feel this helps us to offer the best care to our patients. We are very grateful to patients who feel they can help us by seeing students and giving students an opportunity to learn and gain experience.
We respect that some patients may not wish to see students or have them present at a consultation. You will always be advised if the GP you are seeing has students in their surgery, and you will always be able to say that you would prefer not to have students present. If you have any concerns about students, our reception staff and GPs will always be happy to talk to you about it.