Background There is currently a shortage of general practitioners and an increase
in the number of medical students and general practice trainees. The
expanded involvement of general practice registrars in teaching roles
has been suggested as part of the solution to increasing the number
of teaching roles in general practice.
Discussion This study reports on the congruence and difference in views
between GPs and registrars concerning the capacity for and scope
of general practice registrar teaching in the general practice setting.
There is a need to negotiate and identify the most appropriate general
practice registrar teaching roles with both groups.
Results Results showed that 52.1% of GPs and 77.1% of registrars agreed that
general practice registrars could increase teaching roles in general
practice settings, but the two groups differed in their views about the
scope of such teaching.
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