EV supports RLOs across the EV region. RLOs are current registrars selected by outgoing RLOs to represent registrars in matters relevant to the training provider.

The RLO role includes:

  • Organising social events
  • Attending regular meetings with the CEO and Director of training to discuss issues relevant to registrars
  • Acting as a point of contact for registrars with questions
  • Advocacy for registrar issues
  • Maintaining the registrars’ Facebook page
  • Being members of the Advisory Council for GPRA which includes attendance at meetings and discussion about relevant registrar issues
  • Representing registrar views on the training practice accreditation panel and education planning meetings

Most importantly they represent the voice of registrars and registrars are encouraged to make contact with them and provide feedback on their training experience.

To contact the EV RLOs you can email them rlo@evgptraining.com.au

Current EV RLOs

Dr Chavy Arora - Metro

I am a full-time GPT2 registrar training through EVGTP’s metropolitan program, passionate about learning and trainee wellbeing. I was born and grew up in Melbourne, graduated from Monash University, and did four hospital years across Monash Health and the Royal Women’s Hospital. I then took a gap year to locum around Australia and do a part-time masters in Bioethics through Oxford University, where I put it all together and realised general practice was the perfect career path for me! I’ve loved every moment since starting my training with EV.

As travel is unfortunately not permitted due to the COVID-19 pandemic, I’m exploring the varied landscapes and climates of metropolitan Melbourne. From the north-eastern mountainous cool climate of Eltham in GPT1, the laid-back coastal vibes of Seaford in GPT2, to the big smoke bustle and coffee culture of Prahran in GPT3. I’m also excited to be undertaking the academic post at Monash University next year, investigating vaccine hesitancy in older Australians. In terms of interests, I have my Dip Obs and Dip Paeds (SCHP) but am also loving every area of general practice so far. Outside work, I spend lots of my time with my partner and our cheeky 1-year-old doggo, Bindi. I enjoy being surrounded by nature and during lockdown have dabbled in cooking, running, and yoga. When restrictions permit, I love travel, hiking, Bollywood dancing and book club.

Navigating a new training program, an entirely new (and incredibly broad) specialty in a new setting, and three fellowship exams in the space of three years is no simple feat. EV do an incredible job at supporting registrars through this and I’m passionate about doing the same. Hopefully we can find our way together! Please get in touch with any issues or concerns to be escalated, or for a general catch up/debrief over a coffee or Zoom yoga session.

Dr Susan Wang - Rural

I am a soon to be GPT2 working at Traralgon Medical Centre. I completed my medical school at the University of Adelaide. My journey to GP training was through physician training in respiratory and general medicine in Victoria and NSW. I’m glad to have had the knowledge and training that I have had prior to starting GP training. I have really enjoyed my time in general practice, being able to follow the patients through their acute and chronic conditions. Doing GP training has also given me a taste of what it’s like to have great work life balance.

In my spare time I like to go hiking, catch up with friends, do yoga and learn Spanish.

Dr Brad Wittmer - Rural

Gippsland born and bred, I have been fortunate to undertake all my training close to home. Having undertaken my medical training at Monash University, I went on to be a Gippsland intern, and am now a GP Registrar undertaking the ACRRM Fellowship with EV. I think there are lots of opportunities in Gippsland for me as a GP and rural generalist.

I have enjoyed a lot of things about going rural – the broad scope of practice when you go rural is great, working with consultants has been interesting and challenging, and the work environments are good places to practice and learn.

For me benefits are:

  • Opportunities to get hands on skills
  • Opportunities to do procedural work
  • Excellent supervision
  • Great learning
  • Ability to start practicing independently

Personally, I like to follow the procedural model hence my choosing ACRRM as my fellowship pathway. I am getting great support from EV and have a great network of mentors.

Learn more by watching Brad talk about his end-to-end training journey.