Registrar News (September 2017)

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2017 AGPT National Registrar Satisfaction Survey

EV is committed to the continuous improvement in the training of doctors in the Australian General Practice Training (AGPT) program. CEO David Glasson provided an overview of EV Survey outcomes from 2016 in his article here. A summary of EV’s 2016 survey findings can be found here. The 2016 AGPT National Registrar Survey Final Report is available to download from the AGPT website.

This year the AGPT National Registrar Survey (NRS) will again be administered to all eligible AGPT registrars by the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER). It is anticipated the survey will be open in October 2017 and run for four weeks.

Please monitor your email for an invitation to complete the survey and we strongly encourage you to participate. The survey will take approximately 15 minutes to complete and the results enable the Department of Health to monitor the performance of the program and help bring emerging issues to the attention of the Department and other GP training stakeholders.

Thanks for taking the time to complete this valuable survey.

Program News

Exam dates

The key dates for enrolment in exams are outlined below. Please ensure that your portfolio is up to date and that all requirements for your stage of training is satisfactorily completed to enable EV to confirm your enrolment otherwise you will be unable to sit the exams. Registrars must advise EV’s program staff of their intention to enrol in any exam segment.

RACGP

Enrolment period Segment Enrolment dates Fee (AUD) Assessment dates Results date
S1.2018 AKT 18/9/2017-1/12/2017 $2120 2/2/2018 15/3/2018
S1.2018 KFP 18/9/2017-1/12/2017 $2120 3/2/2018 27/3/2018
S1.2018 OSCE 18/9/2017-29/03/2018 $4340 26/05/2018 05/7/2018

For more information, visit RACGP\exam enrolments

ACRRM

Enrolments for Semester 2.2017 have now closed (except for certain AST projects). Registrars are encouraged to refer to the Dates and Enrolments page of the ACRRM website and the Fellowship Assessment Handbook for more information.

Practice Match Round 2

Round two of the practice match for registrars commencing GPT1/PRR1 will open on 20 September and closes on 18 October 2017 in both Gippsland and Melbourne.

Registrar Handbook/Outline of a Semester

The Registrar Handbook has been updated for semester 2, 2017 and is available to download from the EV website. Registrars are encouraged to refer to the relevant pathway Outline of a Semester for key dates and activities.

External Clinical Teaching Visits (ECTV)/miniCEX

All registrars have a minimum of five visits where an accredited supervisor or medical educator sits with them in an ECTV. Two visits will be in GPT1 (first ECTV to be completed within six weeks of the semester), two visits in GPT2 and one in GPT3. Thereafter, additional ECT visits may be required at the discretion of the DoT or delegate ME. ACRRM registrars are required to undertake a specified number of formative miniCEXs during their PRRT training depending on the summative assessment to be undertaken. These are usually undertaken at the same time as the ECTV.

ECTVs are scheduled at the commencement of the semester with the practice being contacted by the medical educator (Melbourne program) or the practice manager from the neighbouring practice (as detailed in the Gippsland program ECTV Match). However, it remains the responsibility of the registrars to ensure the ECTV occurs within the timeframes.

Registrar Psychology Program

EV believes self-care is essential for a practicing GP. In order to assist registrars and promote general well-being and functionality, EV provides access to a funded psychological support program. Registrars can arrange appointments directly, free of charge. For further information and to download the flyer, go to the resources section in Pivotal or gprime and search ‘psychological’.

Further Information

For more information on any of the above contact: