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Research Week is a FREE online conference for anyone interested in research in general practice or GP education. It’s a great way to meet others involved and interested in general practice and to learn innovative ways to communicate and a range of distance education techniques. So come along and learn from seasoned GP registrars, medical educators and supervisors.
Research Week will run online from Friday 31 May to Thursday 6 June 2013 – registration is a must if you want to attend live events access recordings of the plenary sessions and workshops. The Postgraduate Showcase will be an event not to miss – 25 university departments have been invited to share their post-graduate courses in a rapid fire sequence of three-minute presentations with representatives from all over Australia to answer questions on their courses. All you need to participate in Research Week is a computer, internet connection and headset.
The Research Week program will be available Wednesday 1 May, click here for more information.
The 2014 AGPT Applicant Guide is now available on the AGPT website. Hard copies are currently being printed and will be delivered to RTPs in the coming weeks.
The Applicant Guide was put together by the Selection and Communications and Marketing teams in consultation with RACGP and ACRRM as well as three reader test groups (junior doctors, recent applicants/current AGPT registrars, and RTP marketing officers – thank you for your input) who reviewed the content and structure for overall readability.
GP Careers Evening
Wednesday, 3 April 2013
A Careers Evening on General Practice and the Australian General Practice Training (AGPT) program will be held on Wednesday, 3 April 2013, at Hilton on the Park, Melbourne, 6.45 pm to 9.30 pm. The program includes an overview of the AGPT program and presentations and discussion time with current GP Registrars. The four regional training providers of GP training in Victoria and the Rural Workforce Agency, Victoria, will be available for discussion and questions. Representatives from RACGP, ACRRM, MIPS, MDA National, VACCHO, Going Places Network and AMA will also be attending. If you are interested in a career in general practice or undecided about your career path, this evening will assist in your decision making. Please note that this event will not be repeated. Bookings are essential. Register online.
Enquiries only contact Pauline Ingham on paulineI@rwav.com.au
Information regarding the General Practice Rural Incentives Program (GPRIP), along with all other Rural Health Workforce Strategy (RWHS) incentives, is no longer located on the DoctorConnect website. GPET was today advised that RWHS incentives information including GPRIP has been relocated to the Rural and Regional Health Australia website.
Two Victorian RTPS have vacancies in the 2nd intake for 2013 Entry.
Bogong has 8 rural pathway vacancies and Beyond Medical Education has 32 rural pathway vacancies.
Applications Open: 10:00 am AEST 3 September
Applications Close: 10:00 am AEST 17 September
National, NSW and ACT
An idea conceived by student Ambassador Andrew Flint (Notre Dame University Sydney) and supported by Chris Timms (GPSN Chair), GPSN and GPN, became a reality last Sunday 12 August.
The winds blew, the temperatures plummeted, but nothing dampened the spirits of the 'I heart my GP' City 2 Surf runners in Sydney. Enthusiastic entrants gathered at the famed fountain in Hyde Park to don their running singlet and join the throng heading towards Bondi. The "I heart my GP" logo was prominent on the back of the shirt, with many positive comments on just how visible it was.
Our team ran with varying times, the best on the day at 62 minutes. Then it was off to Bondi Bowling Club for some much needed refreshment, with a BBQ lunch supplied by GPRA. Two very inspirational and informative speakers Dr Ginni Mansfield and Dr Guy Davies, touched on the variety a career in general practice can offer and the importance of exercise and fitness in the community from a general practice perspective. A raffle, a 'Going Places Network' cupcake, and it was off home for some well deserved rest.
All in all, it was a great day, with some positive information sharing between the student and prevocational Networks. Beyond Blue, the NSW RTP's, RACGP and ACRMM, Welch Allyn and Australian Almonds collateral was distributed and GPRA, GPSN, GPN and our Registrar Network and campaigns were showcased, to re-inforce our message that we are with you every step of the way on your general practice journey.
Look out for a similar event next year!
It’s never too early to have a career plan in mind, is GP fellowship in your future plans? What are some of the benefits that can come from obtaining this? Find out more.
New South Wales
The NSW RTP Collaborative arranged sessions at most major hospitals across the state to provide information to prevocational doctors about the application process for the 2013 intake. The sessions ran from March, finishing up on 4 May 2012 - all were well attended.
Most sessions included a personal testimonial from a GP to educate and inspire doctors to consider specialising in general practice. The common theme of these talks was that general practice offers a good lifestyle balance, opportunities to continue study and practice in personal areas of interest and that the financial benefits are great.
The Going Places Network was there jointly supporting the sessions held in hospitals with an Ambassador, and present to give a brief overview of the Going Places Network at most of the other Sydney Basin hospitals.
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During a 10 week time frame the Queensland RTPs joined forces to deliver a total of 20 AGPT Information Seminars, the last session ending on Monday 14 May 2012. Supported by the Going Places Network and a wonderful team of GP Ambassadors, the information seminars were presented by GP’s, GP Registrars and RTP Medical Educators who inspired, informed and encouraged pre vocational doctors to apply to the AGPT program.
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It has been a busy few months in Western Australia! 11 GP Career Information Seminars were delivered across the metropolitan and regional areas spanning over 2,500 kilometers. Sessions were delivered regionally for the first time this year with WAGPET visiting Albany, Broome, Bunbury, Geraldton, Kalgoorlie and Port Hedland. Presentations were also given at the metropolitan hospitals including Fremantle Hospital, Joondalup Health Campus, Rockingham Hospital, Royal Perth Hospital and Sir Charles Gardiner Hospital.
The sessions were hugely popular around the state. Each session focused on the nuts and bolts of the AGPT program and overview of PGPPP opportunities in WA. Interns and residents heard from a GP registrar about their life in the training program and passion for general practice. Participants also enjoyed meeting their hospital GP Ambassadors at the Perth hospitals.
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During March, 4 Career Information Seminars were held in Tasmania at the Royal Hobart Hospital, Launceston General Hospital and the North West Regional Hospital by General Practice Training Tasmania. At the events, there was great promotion of the GP training program applications and lots of discussion about the 2013 selection process. All 4 events were well attended.
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It was great to see so many GP Ambassadors and GP Registrars answering questions about general practice at the various GP Training Information Seminars in Victoria.
The end of the GP Information Seminars in Victoria, led to a GP Careers Evening, at the Hilton in Melbourne. Over 160 students and prevocational doctors came together to meet with the RTP’s located in Victoria and the various stakeholders. On the night, there were lots of questions answered and many people carried show bags filled to the rim! Regional Coordinator Nicole Bonne was present to promote the Going Places Network, whilst entertaining attendees in the sign-in queue.
See more great photos at the “GP Training Victoria” Facebook page; http://www.facebook.com/GPTrainingInVictoria.
“Eastern health AGPT information session. Current GP Ambassador Ed Skinner, 2011 GP Ambassador Melanie Winter and VIC Regional Coordinator Nicole Bonne.”
Applications for the 2013 intake of the Remote Vocational Training Scheme (RVTS) close on Friday 1 June 2012. RVTS offers an alternative pathway to FRACGP/FARGP and FACRRM for GPs working in remote and rural locations. The curriculum is delivered via distance education and registrars are supervised remotely. Training commences on Monday 4 February 2013. RVTS is fully funded by the Australian Government. For complete eligibility criteria visit www.rvts.org.au, or contact (02) 6021 6235.