Yma supports Swansea University to deliver the Primary Care Academy, which enables third year Graduate Entry Medicine (GEM) students to take up extended placements in primary care as an alternative to the traditional model of teaching. It is based on international research on longitudinal integrated clerkships, providing students the opportunity to undertake clinical learning in a primary care or community setting, where the learning is patient centred rather than disease centred and includes relevant, focussed hospital learning.
Yma provides a Project Management Office for the GEM team. Our role is centred on supporting students to achieve the best learning experience possible and covers student, practice and Health Board relationship management, administrative and logistical support for students and collation of feedback and data to deliver structured evaluation on the learning track. We are also project managing the establishment of a simulated ward, clinical skills lab and teaching space in Aberystwyth, as part of a wider Swansea University project team.