The Gloucestershire Academy is one of seven bodies of teachers that delivers the 3rd, 4th and 5th year of the University of Bristol Undergraduate Medical Student Curriculum. It is the largest provider outside Bristol itself.
All eleven units of the curriculum are delivered in part or in total and all parts of the Primary Care Service, the Gloucestershire NHS Foundation Hospitals Trust and the Gloucestershire 2Gether Trust is used in doing so. Every unit of the curriculum is led locally by a unit co-ordinator and the unit is delivered through unit tutors and a body of teachers, both doctors and other professionals, relevant to that unit. The unit co-ordinators link with the unit leads at the University and the unit co-ordinators from the other six academies.
The University of Bristol Medical Dean in Gloucestershire is Dr Phil Davies. Our Undergraduate Medical Education Manager is Angie Coulson with administrative support in the university offices provided by a team of 2 Administrators and 3 Administration Assistants.
The University of Bristol Offices are located in Redwood Education Centre on the Gloucestershire Royal Hospital campus but the University Administrator can also be found on Tuesdays at the Sandford Education Centre in Cheltenham. Further Academy contacts can be found here: Academy Contacts
As well as delivering the curriculum, the clinicians in Gloucestershire also participate in the Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) finals examination at Bristol and the Yr4 OSCE’s held at Sandford Education Centre, Cheltenham in June each year. They also join with colleagues from the other academies to examine the final Objective Structured Long case Examination Record (OSLER) examinations in Gloucester.