The role of EV’s SLOs includes:

  • Being responsible for liaison with GP supervisors in their TO training region to represent ideas and issues relevant to GP training programs and registrar supervision.
  • Providing supervisor input into the development and review of policies, procedures and activities affecting supervisors.

EV supports three SLOs across the region – 2 SLOs are within Eastern Metropolitan Melbourne and 1 SLO is in Gippsland.

Metropolitan SLOs

Dr James Boyd

Dr Gerard Connors – South Eastern

Rural SLO

Dr Peter Stevens

Current EV SLO Profiles

Dr James Boyd

Dr James Boyd has been involved in medical supervision for many years with medical students, John Flynn Medical Placements and GP Registrars. He has been involved in multiple RTOs as a Supervisor and Clinical Teaching Visitor. After working with GP Synergy as an SLO, he was keen to continue supporting supervisors after relocating to Victoria. He is interested in rural medicine, having worked as a VMO in rural NSW .

He is working at Warrandyte Road Clinic, Ringwood and enjoys National Parks, bushwalking, swimming and vegetable gardening.

Dr Gerard Connors

Dr Gerard Connors has been a GP at Bluff Road Medical Centre for 30 years. His other medical hats include being a Supervisor, Chair of GP Supervisors of Australia (GPSA) and a casual Medical Educator with EV.  

He became an SLO as he is passionate about the central role Supervisors and their practices play in training GP Registrars. Through his work as an SLO he was invited to join the GPSA Board. His different roles provides an interesting mix of clinical, educational and advocacy work. He also served on the VMA Board from its inception for 8 years. 

Outside of medicine he enjoys travel, bush walking and participating in a choir.  

If any Supervisors would like to learn more about Board work, being a Medical Educator or SLO, please contact him as he would be happy to talk to you. 

Gerard Connors

Dr Peter Stevens

Dr Peter Stevens, is a foundation member of ACRRM and was a procedural GP in outer-Metropolitan Melbourne until he moved to Heyfield in 1989 and worked as a solo GP.

He was the foundation Director of Training with Gippsland Education & Training for General Practice (getGP).

Peter and Heyfield Medical Centre piloted intern placements in General Practice in Victoria in 2007. Heyfield Medical Centre is a vertically integrated practice and hosts 2 4/C medical students, an intern, 3 GP registrars and John Flynn Placement Program students, with extensive use of parallel consulting.

Peter was National Chair of General Practice Supervisors Australia (GPSA) from 2000 to 2002.

In June 2009 he received an OAM, Order of Australia, for service to rural medicine as a general practitioner and educator.