2021 AGPT Entry
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We are delighted to announce the appointment of Dr Elisabeth Wearne to the role of Deputy Director of Medical Education and Training – Rural Pathway. Dr Wearne has been working with us for many years as a Supervisor and Medical Educator, and in fact completed her GP training in the region. Dr Wearne will lead our team in the region continuing our positive and productive engagement with regional partners. Read the full release here.
On behalf of the Board, Management and Staff at Eastern Victoria GP Training, we express our deepest sympathy to the family, colleagues and peers of RACGP President Dr Harry Nespolon, who passed away on Sunday, 26 July 2020. Dr Nespolon was a passionate and tireless advocate for general practice. As a GP and a leader, he will be missed. More information can be found here.
We are excited to be leading 3 major research projects which all support our vision for healthier communities. The projects are essential to foster continous improvement of general practice training. The 3 projects are: the National GP Supervisor Curriculum Project, the National GP Supervisor Framework Project and the Cultural Safety Project and all involve improving the curriculum for our Supervisors. Read the full release here
For the first time in its history, NAIDOC Week celebrations have been postponed. Usually held in July each year, this will now take place from 8 – 15 November. This year’s theme Always Was, Always Will Be recognises that First Nations peoples have occupied and cared for our continent for over 65,000 years. NAIDOC Week is a time of great celebration for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and EV will be joining the celebrations in November. Find out more here.
EV welcomes the appointment of Associate Professor Ruth Stewart as Australia’s next National Rural Health Commissioner. A/Prof Stewart will replace Emeritus Professor Paul Worley who, as Australia’s inaugural National Rural Health Commissioner, has been in the role since 2017. Her appointment is supported by industry leaders. ACRRM President Dr Ewen McPhee says the appointment of A/ Prof Stewart demonstrates the government is serious about the future of our rural and remote communities. “We commend the Ministers on selecting someone who is clearly passionate, informed and proactive, and we are confident they have chosen the best person for the job,” Dr McPhee says. “A/Prof Stewart is a highly experienced and committed rural doctor,” RDAA President, Dr John Hall, said. She worked for 22 years as a procedural GP in Camperdown in South West Victoria. In 2012 she moved to Queensland where she worked as a Senior Medical Officer on Thursday Island until 2019. She was then appointed Associate Professor of Rural Medicine and Director of Rural Clinical Training with James Cook University. Her roles include serving on the Boards of RDAA,…