This week EVGPT’s Board Directors and senior corporate and educational leaders participated in a virtual Cultural Safety education session delivered by ABSTARR Consulting. Delivering cultural safety training is an important element of our Cultural Safety Framework and also a Reconciliation Action Plan deliverable. We are committed to improving the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples and improving our understanding of cultural safety allows us to reflect on our practice and interactions with our First Nations people both while working at EVGPT and all walks of life.
EVGPT are delighted to announce that we have had five successful Academic Post applicants for 2022 – the largest number of Academic Posts EVGPT has had in one year. There was a 40% increase in applications on last year’s applications, making the 2022 round more competitive. Our most successful outcome thus far is reflected in EVGPT achieving the second highest number of successful posts of all the RTOs. The successful posts include 4 Academic Posts and 1 Australian Journal of General Practice (AJGP) specialist Academic Post. The former involves undertaking both research and teaching at a university, whereas the latter involves a journal editorial post for 1 day/week with reduced research and teaching commitments We are looking forward to these projects commencing in 2022 and supporting the registrars involved. See details of the posts here.
Current EVGPT registrar, Dr Vidhya Subramaniam, was interviewed on WIN Gippsland yesterday. Vidhya is doing her GP training in our Gippsland training region and is undertaking the RACGP Fellowship. Vidhya highlights the opportunities available to registrars and GPs in a rural setting, and says the biggest factor in moving to rural Victoria was being part of the community. Watch the interview here.
EV in partnership with Latrobe Regional Hospital has successfully filled all 15 GP non-core rotations for Gippsland Rural Intern Trainees (GRIT) and 4 rotations for junior doctors in the second postgraduate year (PGY2) for 2021. This program is part of the Rural Junior Doctor Training Innovation initiative funded by the Commonwealth Department of Health. Read the full Media Release here.
Thank you to everyone in the EV community for your support and hard work this year. Continuing to deliver GP training in 2020 would not have been possible without your commitment. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from everyone at EV. Watch the Christmas Message from our CEO, Dr Mark Rowe on our YouTube Channel. https://youtu.be/L56ETaglru8
EV are saddened at the news of the passing of Dr Peter Lindstedt, an EV GP supervisor at Paynesville Medical Centre. We are so grateful to Dr Lindstedt for his support of registrars in the practice, and for his tireless commitment to Paynesville and the East Gippsland medical community over many years. We send our deepest condolences to Peter’s wife Jenny and to his children Ken, Leon and Sophie, a current EV registrar.
We recently met with the new National Rural Health Commissioner, A/Prof Ruth Stewart and discussed approaching solutions to the issues of rural GP recruitment and retention, with particular focus on pre-vocational opportunities for junior doctors. The rural pipeline has complex ‘bottlenecks’ and we are excited to work with A/Prof Stewart and other relevant agencies in creating innovative solutions and structural reform
We have been monitoring the difficulties of the RACGP KFP examination undertaken today. We note the frustration for all concerned particularly the distress people are feeling in an environment magnified with COVID-19, family disruptions, exam preparation and the like. EVGPT is here to support our registrars through this difficult time including presentation to the RACGP on your behalf to ensure that no disadvantage is present and that individual circumstances are considered. We will work with RACGP to ensure our registrars are sensitively and justly considered in these circumstances. Should you have any issues please contact me via email firstname.lastname@example.org If your concerns are of an immediate nature, please call my mobile on 0428 961 529 We will continue to converse with RACGP and inform you should any further decisions or actions which will be made that will affect you. Dr. Mark Rowe Professor Neil Spike Chief Executive Officer Director of Medical Education & Training