Bathurst GPs enhance skills to train next generation - GP Synergy

Bathurst GPs enhance skills to train next generation

20 local GPs gathered in Bathurst on Saturday for a professional development workshop hosted by local general practice training provider, GP Synergy.

The gathering reflects the commitment of local GPs to ensuring the region is well placed to attract and offer high quality training to the next generation of GPs.

Dr Alvin Dousip who has recently become an accredited GP supervisor was in attendance, enjoying the opportunity for a face-to-face workshop with other GP supervisors.

“I moved to Bathurst for my own GP training, I’ve since grown quite a few roots here, so long term I do see myself staying here.

“Having previously worked in paediatrics in New Zealand, the systems are quite different, and my GP supervisors were very supportive and made learning easier.

“While I was going through the GP training program, I thought it would be good to be able to give back in the future.

“Working and studying at the same time can be quite difficult, and I was grateful for my supervisors,” Dr Dousip said.

GP Synergy CEO, Cameron Wilson, said GP supervisors and general practice staff are an essential part of training the future health workforce.

“GP supervisors play a crucial role in ensuring GP registrars develop the skills and knowledge needed to understand and meet local population health care needs.

“Across the Western NSW region, there are 100 accredited GP supervisors and 110 GP registrars in training,” Mr Wilson said.

 

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