New training initiative to support GP registrars training to become rural generalist GPs - GP Synergy

New training initiative to support GP registrars training to become rural generalist GPs

Dr_Daniel_Rankmore_NSW_GP_Training_GP_Synergy_Rural_GeneralistGP Synergy has launched a new program to provide additional training and support to GP registrars during their first year using procedural skills acquired as part of their GP training.

The program is designed to assist GP registrars like Drs Callum Fealy and Daniel Rankmore (pictured), who have both recently completed Advanced Rural Skills Training (ARST) posts in anaesthetics at Armidale and Tamworth hospitals respectively.

For the 2014.2 term, Callum has headed to Moree and Daniel to Gunnedah, to practise anaesthetics at the local hospital and start their community based GP training at a local general practice.

During this first year they will be supported by the GP Synergy Procedural Training Transitional Year Program. The program aims to ensure GP registrars are supported to gain the knowledge, skills and attributes required to work as a GP proceduralist in smaller rural centres, and contribute to retention within these towns through promotion of safe and supported clinical practice.

The program involves collaboration from the registrar’s rural hospital, rural procedural GP supervisors, home training hospital and training provider to provide support and training during this first year.

For more information about the GP Synergy Procedural Training Transitional Year Program please contact Special Education Programs Manager & Process Development Manager Felicity Gemmell-Smith on felicitygs@gpsynergy.com.au