Training the next generation of GPs requires dedication and commitment, and at GP Synergy’s Seasonal Celebration and Awards Night in Wollongong last evening, outstanding GP registrars, GP supervisors, practice managers and GP Synergy staff were recognised.
“There are currently more than 150 registrars training across South Eastern NSW from Wollongong in the north, down to the Victorian border in the south and out to Yass in the west,” said Mr John Oldfield, CEO of local GP training provider, GP Synergy.
“We work closely with more than 150 accredited general practices and over 200 GP supervisors who play an integral role in ensuring these doctors receive high quality training to meet the needs of local communities.
“The GP Synergy awards night provides a welcome opportunity to acknowledge their ongoing commitment and award excellence in general practice education and training,” Mr Oldfield said.
One of our long-term GP supervisors, Dr Antonio has been supervising since 1999, and over that time has supervised nearly 40 registrars. In addition to being a dedicated, supportive and through supervisor, Dr Antonio goes above and beyond to ensure registrars have a good work-life balance and those new to the area are assisted to settle in.
Gail has recently had her 20th anniversary at the Junction Street Family Practice, over that time the practice has grown as has her role. Over the practice’s 14 years of training registrars, Gail has enjoyed the enthusiasm and eagerness of registrars to learn, and her role in making it an enjoyable and worthwhile experience. Gail’s knowledge of GP training has been described as: “a huge asset to both the practice and GP Synergy”.
Registrar of the Year Award – Dr Costa Boyages Berry Medical Centre and Junction Street Family Practice
Dr Boyages is a registrar dedicated to his local community whether it be meeting the medical needs of newly arrived Tibetan refugees or teaching local medical students. He is devoted to the future of general practice and is an advocate through his role as Illawarra Shoalhaven representative on AMA NSW Council and General Practice – Registrar representative on MIGA’s NSW Advisory Panel. (Dr Boyages was not able to be present to receive his award)
Dr Lucie Stanford has been a Medical Educator for more than 10 years, and is currently Deputy Regional Head of Education South Eastern NSW. Described as a quiet achiever, Dr Stanford is seen as a great role model and advocate, due to her dedication and commitment to supporting both registrars and staff.