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2012 AGPT Information Seminar overview
Submitted by gprastaff on 30 May 2012 - 8:16am
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.”
Wednesday, 30 May 2012 - 8:16am