Director of Supervisor Education update
It’s already a month into the term and I hope you and your registrars are establishing a productive and enjoyable educational alliance. The concept of two-way feedback is key to making that educational alliance effective. We know registrars value your feedback to assist them to develop and learn and we encourage you to both provide and receive frequent and meaningful feedback on a regular basis.
GP Synergy also values your feedback and I thought in this update I would let you know how your feedback helps to shape and improve the educational Continuing Professional Development (CPD) and resources we provide to you. The valuable comments and feedback you document in post-event evaluations is an important component of designing and delivering future educational content. I read through all your comments and suggestions for improvement and this helps to guide how our Medical Educator with Supervisor Portfolio (MESP) team develops new educational material for supervisors. We are keen to address your educational needs and continuously improve the education we provide.
Based on your feedback we have made some significant changes to many of the educational sessions provided as part of the GP Synergy supervisor professional development program.
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 learning and supervision planning with their supervisors, 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 a 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!
Over the last week or so I have presented at two very different supervisor education activities. The first was an evening webinar that went out to over 250 supervisors all over NSW and ACT. It was fascinating and a little daunting to see the huge number of hellos and other messages coming from some very far flung places. A few names were familiar, but most were not, and it hit home both the reach of modern technology in medical education but also the responsibility we as a training organisation have to deliver quality education for our significant number of supervisors.