School of Medical Education

Become a GP Teacher

Become a GP Teacher

Join Newcastle in training the next generation of doctors

There has never been a better time to start teaching medical students with Newcastle. We already work with over 200 practices across the region to play a major role in delivering the MBBS programme. With our new curriculum and increasing student numbers, there are now even more opportunities to teach right across the course.

Our feedback shows that our GP teachers find teaching with us engaging and rewarding, and that our students highly value their GP placements.

We provide GP teachers with a full programme of education and development and support them through our team of Senior Medical Tutors (SMTs). These are experienced local GPs who oversee teaching across the region. For the current SMTs and the areas they cover, see the SMT List (PDF, 73KB).

We are always interested to hear from any GPs who are thinking of joining our team. Please contact Tom Coulthard, GP Recruitment Lead, or your local SMT for an informal discussion and more information.

Opportunities for GP Teachers

For more information on teaching opportunities and remuneration, please see the New Teacher's Pack (PDF, 6.34MB).

GP Medical Education Research

Hugh Alberti, Subdean for primary and community care, leads a team of GP trainees and Clinical Teaching fellows who, in addition to teaching, are developing educational initiatives and research projects within the theme of GP medical education. We supervise students and trainees doing Masters or Doctorates; for recent publications and current interest areas, see our Summary of Educational Research 2017 (PDF, 266KB). If you are interested in GP medical education research, please contact Hugh.