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Undergraduate Medical Training

Undergraduate Medical Education is an integral part of the Trust Medical Education Department.  We aim to provide a great learning experience in a Trust environment, where clinical work is the priority. 

This Trust has Medical Students on placment from the University of Newcastle Medical School, and works closely with both the Tees and the Wear Base Units.  The department is supported by a clinical teaching team comprising of Tutors, Nurses and Junior Medical Staff, as well as other healthcare professionals.

With this in mind we: -

  • Aim to provide teaching sessions that are of a high standard.
  • Will identify and provide learning opportunities that meet the learning outcomes of the curriculum.
  • Will encourage students to make the most of any clinical opportunities.
  • Will offer individual support and guidance to all our students.
  • Will maintain open lines of communication with all relevant parties.
  • Will endeavour to provide a positive learning environment, leading to potential recruits for the future.
For more information please contact:
Andrea Robson, Medical Education Teaching Team Manager -


In 2017 CDDFT started to host placements for Physician Associate students from Newcastle Medical School.  In 18/19 CDDFT employed 5 Physician Associates, with plans to add additional posts in the future.  Physician Associate undergraduates and postgraduates are given the same internal training opportunities as medical students and Foundation Doctors, with opportunities to attend regular teaching, ILS, Clinical Simulation etc.
For more information please contact:
Anne Sewell, Medical Education Manager -

'I have to compliment everyone on their pleasant persona and their expertise and knowledge. By the end of the 5 days, I did not feel as though I had been in a hospital ward and was very relaxed.'

Patient, Ward 16 Orthopaedics, University Hospital of North Durham