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Dr Laura Sims

Senior Lecturer (Clinical) (E&S)


Smeall building 

Laura has a background in primary care, having been a GP partner at Mount Pleasant Health Centre, Exeter for 12 years where she was an advanced GP trainer, a Foundation doctor supervisor  and a placement provider host for medical students in Years 1- 5.

She is now Clinical Lead for Problem-based Learning at UEMS and Co-Lead for Pharmacy Education Development, an APEx (Academic Collaboration for Primary Care Exeter) project to design, deliver and evaluate training for registered pharmacists to extend their roles in primary care as part of new models of care

Professional interests: Medical education, Problem-based learning, Supporting struggling students & doctors, Training for allied health professionals, Multimorbidity and polypharmacy





Her roles with Peninsula College of Medicine and Dentistry from 2005-2012 included being Lead for Remediation, Senior PBL tutor and a Professional Practice Tutor. She has been involved with student selection interviews, ISCE examining and delivering SSUs.

Other current roles include being a GP Appraiser, Clinical reviewer for NHS England and a sessional GP working in and out-of hours.



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