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).
The first workshop of the term is always an excellent opportunity to get to know our new registrars entering GP terms for the first or second time. In February, we welcomed just under 500 registrars in their first or second GP term at workshops across the state and territory.
Do you know someone interested in applying for the Australian General Practice Training (AGPT) program? Applications open from 25 March to 29 April 2019 on the ACRRM and RACGP websites. We are hosting a number of hospital information sessions and webinars for doctors to find out more.
For the 2020 AGPT intake, we will be offering a new composite pathway in which up to 20% of places available in Central, Eastern and South Western, and Nepean, Western and Northern Sydney subregions will be required to undertake a six month full-time equivalent rural rotation in Western NSW or Murrumbidgee subregions.
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.
The Close the Gap campaign began over ten years ago with the aim to reduce disadvantage among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with respect to life expectancy, child mortality, and access to early childhood education, educational achievement, and employment outcomes.
Tharawal Aboriginal Corporation Medical Service is one of the many Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services (ACCHSs) accredited to train GP Synergy GP registrars. A recent Sydney Morning Herald feature showcases how the service has employed innovative practices to engage with the local community to close the healthcare gap.
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.