The practice gained the status of a teaching practice - responsible for training new general practitioners - in August 2004. There is a possibility that you may be offered an appointment with a trainee but you will be asked to consent to this first.
Trainee general practitioners in the UK are required to have spent a minimum of 2 and half years in accredited hospital training posts. This follows on from their 5 or 6 years training as medical students. On completion of their hospital posts they are required to finish their training in accredited training practices such as Mark Street Surgery.
During their attachment to the practice they are supervised and assessed. On successful completion of vigorous assessments (which includes written and oral exams, video analysis and other work based assessments) they are finally allowed to practice as independent GPs.