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Medical Education News (December 2016)

By December 13, 2016No Comments

When you focus on problems, you’ll have more problems.
When you focus on possibilities, you’ll have more opportunities.

neil-spikeIt is hard to believe the year has passed so quickly and this is the final newsletter for 2016. I am not sure which is more exciting – reflecting on our achievements in 2016 or the challenges and opportunities ahead in 2017.

There has been significant progress in identifying common principles for program delivery in 2017 while continuing to deliver two education programs across the region through the Churchill and Hawthorn offices in 2016. Developing a more integrated approach that continues to respect regional differences has only been possible through the tireless work of many skilled and dedicated educators across the region. The foundation for much of this development has been the mapping of the ACRRM and RACGP domains and curricula to design a unique and robust framework for staged competencies and educational principles to underpin the EV programs. The quality workshop programs delivered in 2016 at Churchill and Hawthorn are being aligned to common learning objectives for 2017, beginning with an orientation residential for all incoming GPT1/PRRT1 registrars in February 2017.

In addition to our registrar workshops, we have delivered professional development workshops and online activities for new and established supervisors, practice manager workshops and professional development programs for medical educators. Our education team have contributed to the general practice training environment through presentations and workshops at GPTEC, GP16, RMA16, GPME Inc. (previously AMEN), VicTas ME Day and numerous national and regional meetings.

Throughout 2016 transition year, there has been considerable liaison with both ACRRM and RACGP. This has included significant preparatory work for our Bi-College Accreditation in 2017.

The development of the EV programs has also afforded us the opportunity to also consider new education organisational structures. The new structure, which will be in place for semester one 2017, has been designed to promote better engagement and communication within the defined portfolio areas, but also across the portfolios to improve cohesion through broader input and shared responsibility.

I’d like to take this opportunity to thank everyone involved in the EV training program for their contribution and commitment in what has been an extremely busy year. I wish you and your families a safe and happy holiday period. I look forward to continuing working with you all to meet the challenges and opportunities in the consolidation year ahead.

Neil Spike
Director of Training