In light of the current number of COVID-19 cases in Victoria we have revised our plans for Semester 1.2022. It has been determined that, in order to safeguard the health and safety of our registrars and staff, EV will continue to deliver the AGPT and PEP education programs online for Semester 1.2022. The dates will remain as previously advised. We will monitor the situation for opportunities as appropriate. During Semester 1.2022 External Clinical Teaching Visits (AGPT) and Workplace Based Assessments (PEP) will also continue to be online. Scheduled accreditation visits will also be undertaken online. While this is disappointing for all concerned, EV is confident that the programs will be delivered to the highest quality possible as we continue the transition to College-led training. Should you have any questions about any aspect of our program delivery during Semester 1.2022, please contact our staff. Thank you to all our stakeholders for the work you are doing for your communities during this difficult period.
The EV Board is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr Lloyd Waters as a Director from 17 January 2022. The appointment fills the position and casual vacancy as Eligible Rural Supervisor Director following the resignation of Dr Fred Edwards late last year. An advertising and interview process was conducted in early December. Dr Waters has been in general practice in Sale for over 30 years and was recently a partner of Clocktower Medical Centre located in Sale. Lloyd is a long serving and active supervisor in the Gippsland region since 2002 and brings this valuable experience to the Board in our period of change. We welcome Lloyd to the EV Board.
Thank you to everyone in the EV community for your support and hard work this year. Continuing to deliver GP training in 2021 would not have been possible without your commitment. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from everyone at EV. Watch a special Christmas message from our CEO, Dr Mark Rowe.
The 2021 National Registrar Survey report has been released. EV has again received excellent feedback from registrars, with our satisfaction rating placing us among the top RTOs. EV’s results have been summarised in an infographic and media release. Read the media release and see the infographic.
We are thrilled to announce the winners of the 2021 EV Awards. Supervisor of the Year – Rural: Dr Chris Ford, Leongatha Healthcare Supervisor of the Year – Metropolitan: Dr Wendy Bernet, Andrew Place Clinic Registrar of the Year – Rural Pathway: Dr Raaghav Sudan Registrar of the Year – General Pathway: Dr Karen Freilich Training Practice of the year – Rural: Cunninghame Arm Medical Centre Training Practice of the Year – Metropolitan: Carnegie Medical Centre Outstanding Contribution to Aboriginal Health: Dr Sophie Lindstedt Read the Media Release here Details on our recipients can be found here
EVGPT is committed to continual improvement of educational programs. Our educators are encouraged and supported to seek opportunities to improve outcomes for registrars. Research underpins the delivery of our program. Our education team regularly collaborate with other organisations and educators in a variety of research projects. In 2021, EVGPT staff collaborated in a number of diverse research projects with many resulting in published articles. Furthermore, our registrars participate in the ReCEnT study, the outcomes of which also contributes to our program development. ReCEnT looks at clinical encounters during training to identify gaps ensuring our training addresses any identified areas. For details of our 2021 published articles, click here. Eastern Victoria GP Training 2021 Research Publications To learn more about EVGPT research outputs, click here. https://www.evgptraining.com.au/about-us/ev-research/research-outputs/
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.