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Dec 10

Supervisor and ME PD Workshop Format The standalone one day Supervisor Workshops at Hawthorn this year have proved quite popular so we have decided to continue to hold some one day meetings in the metro space next year. The one day meetings this year were held to replace the residential workshops which did not happen in 2019 because EV hosted GPTEC. Quite a number of supervisors told me they liked the dedicated 1 day meeting rather than a half day which often occur in the evening after a hard day at the office. It allows more time to clearly focus on educational matters. So look out for these 1 day events as well as the normal sub regional meetings in 2020. We will again have 2 Supervisor residential workshops in 2020. The dates are May 1-2 in San Remo and October 9-10 in the Yarra Valley. Dr Susan Wearne will be the key note guest speaker. Susan spent many years as a GP in Alice Springs but more recently is the Senior Medical Advisor, Health Workforce Division of the Department…

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Dec 09
Registrar Placements in Aboriginal health services Three registrars are on part time placement in Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services (ACCHS) in Sem 2:2019.  They will deliver approximately 32 FTE weeks...
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Oct 25

EV is thrilled that Dr Pallavi Prathivadi was awarded the 2019 RACGP National Registrar of the Year at GP19 in Adelaide. Pallavi has had a wonderful medical and GP career so far and has excelled in many areas. Her successes include being a joint winner of the 2018 EV Registrar of the Year – General Pathway.   Congratulations to Pallavi for this amazing achievement. For more information about the awards and other winners, visit the RACGP newsGP.

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Jun 19

Special Celebrations EV staff continue to acknowledge important events for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. Staff gathered in both EV offices in Hawthorn and Churchill to celebrate National Close the Gap Day and National Reconciliation Week. EV Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) EV has commenced the development of our 2019-2021 Reconciliation Action Plan. We have surveyed staff, Board Directors and key stakeholders to learn how we can build on our successes from our current RAP and challenge ourselves individually and collectively to champion reconciliation in our professional and personal lives. VAHS Planning Meeting In March EV hosted the Victorian Aboriginal Health Strategy Planning Meeting in Hawthorn. The meeting was attended by EV and MCCC staff including Dr Liz Wearne, Marlene Drysdale, Brian Stevens, Nicole Cassar of EV, Aunty Nellie and Dr Ed Poliness from MCCC.  What a great day to come together. Koori Heritage Trust Workshop EV medical and cultural educators presented to our GPT1 registrars at the Koori Heritage Trust, Federal Square, Melbourne. Registrars participated in workshops and also had a cultural tour along the Yarra. New Staff…

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Jun 14

Exam Dates Congratulations to those who have just sat the OSCEs in May and are eagerly awaiting results (available on 10 July) and good luck to those that are sitting the AKT and KFP next month. Below are the exam dates for 2019.2 Segment Fee Assessment dates Results available KFP $2260 19 July 2019 11 September 2019 AKT $2260 20 July 2019 28 August 2019 OSCE $4475 10 November 2019 18 December 2019   Invitation to be Involved in a Research Study of Registrars Experience with Refugee Patients Thong Le is a current GP registrar with EV completing an academic registrar extended skills post within the Department of General Practice at Monash University this year. Thong is inviting you to participate in a research study exploring GP registrars’ attitudes and experiences in providing primary healthcare to resettled refugees. Your participation will be rewarded with a $50 gift card and involves the completion of a 60-minute face to face or telephone interview. If you are interested, please read the Explanatory Statement and contact Thong for further information.   Registrar Social Event…

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Jun 12

EV are involved across multiple GP training activities. We manage fifteen intern rotations into Gippsland training practices annually under the Commonwealth Rural Junior Doctor Training Innovation Fund program. We want to see this increase. EV also coordinates the placement of registrars into rural generalist, rural extended and advanced procedural skills and consolidation of skills posts across Gippsland Health Services under Victorian health funded model. However, there is uncertainty over recently announced changes and greater clarity is needed regarding access to these posts in the future. EV are also supporting participants undertaking the Practice Experience Program (PEP) via the RACGP in Eastern Victoria. The PEP is a recently implemented program going through a ‘settling in’ phase. Our core activity remains with two hundred training practices, the supervisors and practice managers and four hundred registrars currently training under the Australian General Practice Training Program. The EV 2018 Annual Report was presented at our AGM. The report outlined our achievements during 2018. View the snapshot below. For the past few months, we have been busy preparing the program structure and content for the…

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Jun 12

Research 2019 EV Research Unit Updates The EV Research Unit has had a busy and productive first half of the year. As our 2018-19 RACGP Education Research Grant (ERG) projects draw to a close, we are reflecting on what we have learned from our research, and how these learnings can best be used to inform our training program and educational practice. We are also looking forward to preparing several research proposals for the RACGP and ACRRM 2020 ERG rounds that open next month. Supervisors, medical educators, practice managers, registrars and program staff are central to the research and quality improvement activities undertaken at EV. We greatly appreciate the time and input that each of you contribute to our programs of research. We also encourage you to become involved in future research projects. It is a great way to share your experience with others and provides valuable information to enhance the education, training and support that we provide to GP registrars. Through our collaborative research with other RTOs and university partners over the past six to twelve months, we have contributed…

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Feb 01

We are pleased to recognise and congratulate Professor Neil Spike, EV’s Director of Training, for being honoured in this year’s Australia Day Awards. Neil has been made a Member of the Order of Australia for significant service to medical education, particularly to general practitioner standards and training. Congratulations Neil and to all the other GPs who received recognition this year.

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Dec 10

Welcome to our latest EV newsletter. Thank you to all who deliver GP training across Eastern Victoria. GP Supervisors and Practice Managers: the cornerstone of the program for the significant majority of a registrar’s journey through GP Training in Eastern Victoria. We value your contribution to building the right skill sets for our future GPs, and for guiding them through the GP program. Medical Educators: provide a quality blend of clinical experience and education know how. They are both experienced and passionate about what they do. We are grateful for their inspiring dedication to enhancing the knowledge and understanding of our registrars. Our Program management and conscientious team of support staff know the program believe in what we do and strive for ongoing improvement. Medical Educators plus Program staff, equals excellence. Each of you make a difference – to the why, what and how we do it. Without you there may still be a program but … Best wishes for the festive season. Christmas and the new year are upon us and perhaps we celebrate what is to come as…

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