A local GP has been recognised for his outstanding contribution to training the next generation of GPs.
Dr Nicholas Hamilton of East Canberra General Practice was named GP Synergy Supervisor of the Year for the Murrumbidgee and ACT training subregion, at a ceremony in Canberra on Thursday night.
Having completed his training in GP practices in Queanbeyan and Canberra, Dr Hamilton qualified as a specialist GP in 2013, and has cared for the community of East Canberra ever since.
“I’ve been a GP supervisor since 2015, contributing to the training of more than ten GP registrars in that time who have worked in the East Canberra practice during their three to four years of specialist training.
“It’s a two-way street, I enjoy passing on the knowledge I was given by my excellent supervisors as a registrar and I also enjoy the knowledge that the registrars give me.
“I’m pleased to get the award but know that there are lots of dedicated GP supervisors out there for whom increasing pressures on their time and finances are being applied, and I’m pleased to be a part of a group that is dedicated to the greater good of training quality future GPs,” Dr Hamilton said.
Mr John Oldfield, CEO of local general practice education and training provider, GP Synergy, said the awards recognise excellence and ongoing commitment to quality general practice education and training.
“The training of GP registrars relies heavily on accredited GPs and general practices to ensure GP registrars receive the training they require to understand and meet the health care needs of local communities.
“There are more than 100 accredited training practices across the Murrumbidgee and ACT training subregion, training more than 160 GP registrars.
“The importance of the role of the supervisor in developing our next generation of highly skilled GPs cannot be understated,” Mr Oldfield said.
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