Welcome to our Spring edition of the EV News.
EV are now contracted to continue the Australian General Practice Training program for a further three years through to the end of 2021. While not surprising it nonetheless provides a ‘line in the sand’ and we can plan effectively for the upcoming triennium.
Key to this is effective engagement with both the RACGP and ACRRM to ensure GP Training in Eastern Victoria continues to be delivered via a dedicated community of GP Supervisors, Practice Managers and Medical Educators. Our staff can also look forward with certainty as we head into next year.
The 2019 General Practice Education and Training Convention (GPTEC) will be held in Melbourne at the Crown Conference Centre, from 3-5 September, 2019 EV is partnering with the other Victorian RTO (MCCC) to deliver the 2019 Convention. The Convention is an important annual GP education event which brings together GP educators from around Australia to learn, inform and enhance our quality program. I look forward to seeing you there.
EV have recently completed comparative research into Models of GP Training. Outcomes are of interest to both the professional Colleges as well as the Commonwealth Department of Health. Support for face to face learning and communities of practice are common themes, as is the importance of an effective registrar transition from hospital to community-based training. Our research report was well received at GPTEC 2018 and I believe the recommendations are resonating with policy-makers. They should influence future program development.
Our intake selection for 2019 is almost complete with approximately one hundred and twenty registrars commencing their GP training in Eastern Victoria next year. Similar numbers for the last three years.
The October Supervisor residential is fast approaching and I trust it provides excellent value for those attending. Patrick, Fred, Natalie and all those contributing/bringing this year’s Yarra Valley event together – well done.
Finally, congratulations to each of our inaugural GP Supervisor and Registrar EV Award recipients. Our Awards Advisory group involving both Supervisor and Registrar representatives, dedicated their time to assessing all submissions. Thank you Pauline Ingham for ‘laying our path’. There are valuable stories to tell across Eastern Victoria – both Supervisors and Registrars. The vocational program is about the face to face, the connection, the sharing of knowledge and experience.
Healthy communities. Right training, right location. Thank you.