…once embarked on this journey it is unlikely that you will ever turn back. Do you dare? Michael Dixon, Chairman describes our new Foundation course
Who is the Foundation Course for?
Are you a clinician, possibly a GP or a nurse, who feels insufficiently equipped to face the mountains of symptoms and misery and problems and issues that simply don’t fit the medical model? Do you sometimes feel that your prescription pad and ability to refer to hospital are simply not enough? Are you looking for new answers?
If the answer to these questions is yes then the College of Medicine Foundation Course may be for you. One of its lecturers (Dr Michael Dixon) was a burnt out GP, who felt all of these things ten years into a general practice career, when he discovered integrated medicine.
This course will enable you to look at patients and your work afresh. Provide you with new solutions and a new perspective and a means of discovering the reasons why you became a clinician in the first place. It’s not just first aid, it will be the beginning of a journey that will enable you to have a more enjoyable, satisfying and extended role as a clinician in an era, when medicine has lost it way and become hidebound by targets, guidelines, rules, which sometimes stop us putting the patient first.
This course is not only about a change in perspective and attitude but also aims to give you some very practical “tips” that will enable you to extend your “offer” to patients and restore your ability to heal beyond the prescription pad and referral letter. For many, this course will be the beginning of a journey that will change their lives as well as their professional perspective. Scary or what? Once embarked on this journey it is unlikely that you will ever turn back. Do you dare?
Chairman of the College of Medicine