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Dr Paula Hunt BSc (Hons), BM (Hons), MRCS, MRCGP, MA Ed (Hons)

BM Finals Clinical Assessment Coordinator, Principal Clinical Teaching Fellow in Communication Skills, Part-time GP

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Dr Paula Hunt is a BM Finals Clinical Assessment Coordinator and Principal Clinical Teaching Fellow in Communication Skills and Part-time GP at the University of Southampton.

Following a surgical career and gaining MRCS in 2005, Dr Hunt changed to General Practice in 2007 around the time of MMC. She completed Specialty Training in GP using the eportfolio and passed MRCP in 2009. She has worked as a part-time GP based in Southampton since and enjoys the combination of clinical work and medical education. Her interest in education developed whilst  a surgical SHO when she started to help on several local courses including the Wessex Deanery (as was) course Tomorrow's Teachers, which she went on to co-direct from 2008 to 2012. She completed her Masters in Education at the University of Winchester, graduating with honours in 2012.

Dr Hunt enjoys a range of educational activities and roles in both undergraduate and postgraduate medical education. In undergraduate education, she has been involved with teaching Communication Skills to medical students from the University of Southampton since 2009 and helped to set up a Peer Teaching Study Unit. She has also given workshops on feedback and resilience to doctors and students. She has been an examiner for Third Year and Final Year OSCEs since 2006 and was appointed as BM Finals Clinical Assessment Coordinator in March 2016, which entails writing clinical assessments such as OSCE stations and Clinical Competence assessments (ACCs) for Final year students. Along with the Director for Assessments, she has been heavily involved in creating a new written exam for Final year students, namely the Clinical Summary Exam (CSE) which is focused on enabling new doctors to become better prepared for Foundation Training. In General Practice, she works on the edge of Southampton, and supervises Foundation year 2 doctors for their GP attachments in GP.

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Dr Paula Hunt
Faculty of Medicine, University of Southampton, Building 85, Life Sciences Building, Highfield Campus, Southampton, SO171BJ
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