Developing a career as a GP educationalist: contemporary challenges and workforce solutions

Elizabeth Iris Lamb, Hugh Alberti, Douglas G J McKechnie, Sophie Park, Lindsey Pope, Harish Thampy

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GP educationalists are crucial in training the future medical workforce and in developing and advancing the field of primary care medical education, yet opportunities in the UK are patchy and varied. In this article, a group of GP educationalists summarise the challenges facing the sustainability of this particular group of clinical academics and outline opportunities available at each career stage, from medical students through to senior GP educationalists. Recommendations to support the growth of this workforce include the development of a nationally recognised framework for GP educationalist careers, collaboration with professional and educational bodies and taking steps to level out opportunities in order to reduce existing inequity.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)113-118
Number of pages5
JournalEducation for Primary Care
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 9 May 2023


  • Medical education
  • clinical academic
  • general practice
  • medical careers
  • primary care


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