Director of Registrar Education update
The start of the new training term provides a welcome opportunity to provide an overview of GP Synergy’s registrar education program.
Education for registrars in their first or second GP terms:
GP Synergy runs a 12 month educational program regionally in all of our eight subregions for registrars in their first and second GP term placements.
Each regional program covers a set of common topics because irrespective of where a registrar may work, common health issues and learning needs are present. Examples of common topics are chronic diseases, communication skills and musculoskeletal medicine.
As well as these common topics, regional programs include regionally specific topics that address community health and registrars’ learning needs. Examples of regionally specific topics include farm health, envenomation and refugee health.
Key dates and information for 2019.2 re-enrolment and term placement are now available.
All registrars are required to re-enrol (including registrars in hospital terms, on leave, ADF registrars, registrars in extension terms).
Have you tried SupportGPT?
SupportGPT is an online in-practice teaching resource accessible to all supervisors and registrars. When undertaking your learning and supervision planning with your supervisor, registrars are encouraged to review the modules and consider which ones might be useful.
What's it like training in an Aboriginal health post?
Meet Dr Caroline Ivey, a GP registrar who never dreamed she would be working in an Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Service (ACCHS) in Wellington, Western NSW.
Now there she is loving it!
Clinical pearl: Pyogenic granulomas
Maybe it is just me, but I would think we all have a collection of gags that we like to bring into a consultation from time to time. One of my longstanding jokes revolves around using copper sulphate crystals for drying out pyogenic granulomas in the umbilical stumps of neonates.