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Dr Sharif (RETIRED)  Teaching Practice for undergraduate students 2016

When Dr Sharif was in practice we were a community teaching practice for King's College London School of Medicine and believe it offers benefits to both the practice and patients. For us as a practice it is enjoyable to share our enthusiasm for general practice with keen young doctors. Medicine is a constantly evolving subject and answering the questions of our students keeps us on our toes and helps us to question the way we do things. We also learn from our students.

For our patients, being a teaching practice means that you can be sure that the practice has been rigorously assessed to be a good teaching environment - in short that we are worth learning from. Our students watch and question us every step of the way and we are annually inspected to ensure that the medicine we practice is of the highest standard.

With the supervision of your doctor, medical students may, with your consent in advance, join your consultation.  This is one way medical students learn to become good doctors and understand patient views about their care.  We appreciate your help with their learning.  If, for whatever reason, you feel that you would prefer to see the doctor on your own, please do not hesitate to say so.  It really is entirely your choice and will not affect your consultation or relationship with the practice in any way.  We are simply grateful when you feel that you can help with the job of teaching the next generation of doctors.

Kings College London has been a great supporter of our work.  Each year they ask their medical students to commend community teachers that they have experienced as going above and beyond normal expectations and to say a little about what it was that had impressed them. 

Dr Sharif guided and taught many of the future GPs of the NHS. We are indebted to him for his patience and knowledge.

Chelsfield Surgery has received the following commendations:  

"Your doctor is an absolutely inspirational teacher.  During my time learning with him he covered the whole syllabus and more.  He addressed any initial concerns in a compassionate manner and as I grew in confidence he matched this by challenging me further, always setting tasks that felt just slightly out of my comfort zone, but through his support I achieved all of them.  Each session was set in a supportive style and no question was ever made insignificant.  He is incredibly knowledgeable and I feel like I could not have asked for a better experience and introduction to the clinical setting". 

Medical student, August 2013


"So, well done, and many thanks for contributing so excellently to our King's College London Undergraduate Medical Programme". 

Dr Anne Stephenson, Director of Community Education, King's College London, August 2013


We are also teaching practice for GPs

Dr Prema Ravi is responsible for training and mentoring the GP Registrars we have at Chelsfield Surgery. Each registrar is with us for a number of months or up to 1 year, seeing patients in general practice surgeries. 

Current Registrars                                         

Dates with

Chelsfield Surgery

Dr Gihan Petangoda

Previous Registrars

Dr Alix Murphy

From 7th Dec 2016

Aug - Dec 2016


Dr Valerie Oshuka


Dr Sha Karunaratne


Dr T Leake

Sept 2015 - Jan 2016

Dr A Adeniran

Aug 2015 - Dec 2015

Dr M Patel

Sept 2014 - Aug 2015

Dr L Ramirez

Aug 2013 - Sept 2014

Dr I Olol

Apr 2013 - Jul 2013

Dr C Tinsley 

Aug 2012 - Mar 2013

Dr L Appiah

Aug 2012 - Dec 2012

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