In 2020, GP Synergy, General Practice Training Tasmania (GPTT) and Northern Territory General Practice Education (NTGPE) conducted a project exploring the content, characteristics and perceived usefulness of Clinical Teaching Visits (CTVs) (including remote CTV modalities) within different Australian general practice training settings. This project was supported by a 2020 Education Research Grant from the RACGP.
Across 2020, we received 741 responses from registrars and 696 from CT visitors: approximately 13% of responses were for face-to-face CTVs, 70% for video/phone CTVs, 15% for Random Case Analysis (RCA)-CTVs, 2% for Case-Based Discussion (CBD)-CTVs.
Initial findings suggest that all forms of CTVs are perceived as highly educationally useful (see figure below) and supports the notion that feedback received from CTVs is likely to change a registrar’s approach to practice and/or learning.
We would like to thank everyone who has participated in this project to-date, particularly given the difficulties imposed by Covid-19 across 2020. This, however, has provided us with a unique opportunity to explore the educational usefulness of remote forms of CTVs – this evidence will be instrumental in informing future CTV delivery in Australia.
GP Synergy will be continuing data collection for this project in 2021, in order to obtain further information about the content and usefulness of different CTV modalities, particularly face-to-face CTVs in the post-COVID-19 training environment.
Registrars, please look out for your invitation to participate in a voluntary, brief online questionnaire, which will be emailed to you following individual CTVs in 2021.1 and 2021.2.
Your participation will help to further shape the ongoing development of CTVs at GP Synergy and within Australian general practice training more broadly.