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Table 1 Outline of structure of the PCP for undergraduate MBBS students

From: Medical students at LTC and in pre-hospital care: a structured programme in pre-hospital emergency medicine for medical undergraduates

PCP Year 1
(MBBS Year 2)
6 ambulance shifts with ambulance crew paramedic mentor
Plus academic study
PCP Year 2
(MBBS Year 3)
8 shifts on fast response unit with paramedic mentor
Plus academic study
PCP Year 3
(MBBS Year 4)
8 physician pre-hospital care shifts with doctor mentor
Plus academic study
PCP Year 4
(MBBS Year 5)
Further clinical shifts as appropriate
Written project