In your first two years, you'll be based at either the University of Hull or the University of York.
Phase I is based on problem-based learning (PBL) sessions. These are stimulating, educational, and popular with students. You'll be working in groups of eight or nine, alongside an experienced clinical tutor. The PBL sessions are supported by plenaries (lectures), resource sessions and workshops.
You'll also have clinical skills sessions each week. These are an opportunity to acquire clinical skills in a university setting. Around half the sessions focus on communication skills, and involve working with a clinician tutor and a simulated patient (actor). You'll receive detailed feedback from your tutor, from the simulated patients and from your fellow students. You will also acquire physical examination skills by performing peer physical examination -- that is, by examining one another.
In your first year, you'll spend half a day each week on clinical placement, alternating between general practice and hospital sites. In your second year, you'll spend a full day on placement each week.