Medical education is the cornerstone of delivering high quality healthcare. We recognise the need for Deep end relevant health education in order to equip the next generation of health professionals with the tools they need to tackle health inequity and to provide high quality healthcare to underserved, diverse and deprived populations.
Deep End and The University Of Sheffield Academic Unit of Primary Care have partnered to provide undergraduate education for medical students in health inequity.
Students in their third year of study can elect to undertake the Deep end GP SSC placement where they are placed jointly between a Deep end GP surgery and a local community organisation. During the 6 week SSC students undertake a co-created project, have weekly tutorials, and meet to discuss and reflect on their learning.
The placement provides an authentic experience of healthcare professionals working in the deep end, paired with the opportunity to immerse themselves within the lives of local people, engaging with and supporting the essential work provided by the local community organisations.