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Oct 12

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

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Oct 09

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 mark.rowe@evgptraining.com.au 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

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Oct 08

This week we met with the Jane Anderson and Alastair Edgar to discuss the Access to Services Action Plan which the Latrobe Health Advocate is overseeing. Some key issues touched on included distribution of workforce issues, supervision, research and importantly understanding community needs. We are excited to be working with Jane and the other organisations including Gippsland PHN, Latrobe City Council, Monash Rural Health involved in supporting this initiative #ruralgeneralpractice #communityhealth #GPpipeline

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Jun 09

EV has achieved an excellent application rate for entry into GP training for 2021 across both rural and general pathways. EV’s rural training pathway attracted 52 applications for 39 places with the general training pathway receiving 145 applications for 80 places. “Eastern Victoria GP Training is an experienced and well regarded training organisation. We pride ourselves on our quality program, diverse delivery methods and our registrar satisfaction. While this year has had many challenges for our industry and for junior doctors due to Covid-19, we believe that general practice has proven to be an important pillar in primary health care delivery. GPs are at the front-line and are critical in caring for our communities,” says Dr Mark Rowe, CEO. Read the Media Release here Photo:  Vermont Health Care, EV Accredited Training Practice

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Dec 19

The process of having Rural Generalist Medicine recognised as a specialist field within the speciality of general practice has taken a significant step forward. The Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM) and the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) have submitted a joint application to the Medical Board of Australia (MBA) to formalise national recognition of the distinct work and skill set of Rural Generalists. RACGP Vice President and Chair of the Rural Council Associate Professor Ayman Shenouda and ACRRM President Dr Ewen McPhee agree that this is a critical step toward achieving a thriving Rural Generalist workforce which will meet the healthcare needs of people living outside urban areas. “Formal national recognition will create a clear career path for aspiring Rural Generalists.  It will also address the many system barriers that trainees and practitioners currently face in gaining their qualifications and providing their skilled services in rural and remote areas,” Dr McPhee said. “A strong Rural Generalist workforce is a critical component in addressing the well-documented inequities in access to healthcare for rural and remote communities,”…

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Dec 11
Medical education As the term ends The Week 20 Feedback Reports by registrars and supervisors are due no later than 20 December. So now is the time discuss and complete...
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Dec 11
Welcome to our final Newsletter of 2019. Our GP training community delivered over five hundred training terms during 2019. Each placement is unique – be it location, scope of practice,...
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Dec 10

Education Quality Improvement 2019 has been another full year with an abundance of achievements and progress made across the breadth of EV’s program. There is also plenty that is currently ‘on the go’. 2020 promises to be an exciting year as EV continues to be an organization that embraces opportunity. In the research portfolio, EV’s research on remodelling GP training was recently published in Australian Journal of GP, find the article here. The research team is currently examining registrar transition into GP placements. Next year’s focus will be on a curriculum for GP supervisors. The quality assurance team is evaluating the in-practice two-way feedback, External Clinical Teaching Visits (ECTVs), training support and registrar workshops. We are particularly interested in how these activities are contributing to overall registrar learning. This evaluation will inform decisions how EV uses, and develops, these activities in the future. A survey will be circulated shortly to supervisors and registrars. Please be sure to have your say when the survey hits your inbox! In the Supervisor and ME Professional Development (PD) portfolio we farewell Dr Patrick Kinsella…

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Dec 10
RLO Update Exams  The RACGP OSCE exam was held on Sunday 10 November, 2019. Results are scheduled to be released Wednesday 18 December, so good luck to all of those...
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