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Medical Education News (February 2017)

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Director of Training’s Report

You don’t have to be the best, just the best you can be.neil-spike

The year has been off to a busy start, right where 2016 finished off! Semester one is underway and the medical educator and program support workshop team planned and delivered a residential
orientation for all EV GPT1 registrars on 10-11 February. It was a great event and an opportunity for many to begin their general practice training journey (hence my challenge above!)

With the beginning of semester, the previously discussed changes to the portfolio structure for the education team are in place. The objectives are to provide improved communication within and across the varied areas of training with identified portfolio coordinators. There have been resulting changes in the Senior Educator Leadership Team (SELT) structure to the Senior Education Portfolio Team (SEPT). Special thanks to all SELT members who guided EV through the achievements of our first twelve months of operation.

There are exciting opportunities during 2017 to continue improving the training for our registrars and support for our training practices. The program support and education staff at both EV offices are working well together and continuing to understand the workforce needed in our communities and the training capacity of our region.

We look forward to working with ACRRM and RACGP for our Bi-College Accreditation and the transition of AGPT selection to the colleges.

Neil Spike, Director of Training

Bi-College Accreditation

EV’s Bi-College Accreditation (BCA) submission has been completed and sent to the Colleges’ Accreditation Review Team (ART). The final submission comprised around 27,000 words and 190 documents – a great effort by everyone involved. RACGP and ACRRM have distributed online surveys to EV registrars, supervisors, practice managers, MEs and non-ME staff to gain feedback as part of the review process. The ART will then be conducting their site visit at EV in the week commencing Monday 8 May 2017. Further updates to follow!