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Mar 27

“Today’s announcement on the Government’s commitment to invest in the National Rural Generalist Pathway is a crucial step to improve workforce and quality of care for rural and remote communities across Australia.” – ACRRM Click here for more details.

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Mar 27

“The Federal Government has announced $62 million in funding to accelerate the long-sought pathway, which is designed to give more GPs the skills needed to work in the bush. Chair of RACGP Rural Associate Professor Ayman Shenouda has commended the Federal Government for committing to rural general practice.” – RACGP Click here for more details.

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Mar 21

The Close the Gap campaign had its origins in 2008 when the Australian Government and the Opposition committed to close the health inequality gap between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and non-Indigenous [sic] Australians by 2030. According to ANTaR (Australians for Native Title and Reconciliation), who have taken on the role of hosting National Close the Gap Day, “Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples can expect to live at least 10 years fewer than other Australians… and experience higher rates of preventable illnesses such as heart disease, kidney disease and diabetes. Click here to read more about Close the Gap Day.      

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Mar 13

‘From a childhood of moving from one small town to another, FACRRM Dr Antoinette Mowbray experienced life in rural and remote towns from an early age. She now works in Bairnsdale, Victoria where she works as a VMO GP with procedural obstetrics, as well as teaching medical students at the rural clinical school, being a medical educator for local ACRRM registrars, and being the Victorian representative on the ACRRM Council.’ To read more about the works of Dr Antoinette, click here.

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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 07

Congratulations to Dr James Brown for being the recipient of ACRRM’s 2018 distinguished service award, bestowed to those who provide a significant contribution to Rural and Remote Medicine and their rural community. James has been instrumental to connecting individuals, stakeholders and communities with his dedication to ‘fit for purpose’ rural education and training. James heads the EV GP Training research team in his role as Director of Education & Quality Improvement. He has a clinical and educational background and has been involved in GP educational research since 2011. His research activity is largely qualitative with a particular emphasis on in-practice training. He is currently completing a PhD in the GP supervisory relationship. His aspiration is to link scholarship with practice in GP vocational education. For full details on the 2018 ACRRM Awards visit their website.

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Jul 31

EV is committed to the continuous improvement in the training of doctors in the Australian General Practice Training (AGPT) program. Each year, the Australian Government commissions an external research company to conduct a survey of GP registrars to gauge the level of satisfaction with their training, regional training organisations and career progression. The results of the 2017 AGPT National Registrar Survey can be found in the Final Report which you can see on the AGPT website.  EV looks at these results, and also an EV specific report, and they help inform our planning for the delivery of the AGPT program.  An infographic snapshot of the EV results of the 2017 survey is attached. In 2018, the AGPT NRS will again be administered to all eligible AGPT registrars by the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER). The survey will be open on July 31 and run for four weeks. The NRS has been extended  and now closes on Monday 3 November. Registrars should monitor their email for an invitation to complete the survey and we strongly encourage registrars to participate. The…

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Jun 20

EV Management and Staff congratulate Dr Dan Epstein on being acknowledged for excellence in the 2018 RACGP State Awards. Dan is delighted to be the RACGP Victorian Registrar of the Year. Dan is currently working in the capacity of an academic registrar where he is researching payment models of general practice health economics to increase access of quality care to vulnerable populations. This position also has a teaching role in the Department of General Practice at Monash University and a clinical role at The Hills Medical in Olinda. Outside of medicine Dan has many interests and working in general practice has enabled him to balance work and other pursuits. He is the founder of Vaxcards, a collectable card game for children to be incentivised and rewarded for vaccination featured in The Lancet last year. He was the runner up of the Rhode Scholarship in 2015 and has represented Australia in two different sports. Hoping to finish training early next year, he also hopes to continue to pursue research, teaching and clinical work. To see all the award winners visit the RACGP…

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