EVGPT coordinated the ‘Rural Generalist GPA State Trainee Workshop’ held on 24 & 25 October 2020 remotely due to COVID restrictions. The Workshop was attended by all Victorian based GPA Trainees and was facilitated by Dr Greg Coates, Clinical Lead Anaesthetics for the Victoria Rural Generalist Program with the assistance of EV’s Dr Antony Wong. Although the Trainees were unable to receive the normal “Sim based’’ face to face activities otherwise planned for this Workshop in previous years, they did have the unique opportunity of listening to a fantastic line up of speakers from across Australia:
- Dr Helen Fraser, QLD
- Dr Peter Hebbard, Victoria
- Dr Tim Leeuwenburg, NT
- Dr Neil Provis-Vincent, Victoria
- Dr Casey Parker, WA
- Dr Geoff Menzies, NT
- Dr Antony Wong, Victoria
Given the challenges and restrictions as a result of the impact of COVID19 this year and when face to face learning was not an option, EV is proud to have been able to continue to provide education and training for this year’s cohort of Victorian GPA Trainees. Given the limitations and acknowledgement that some education is unable to be delivered on line, the program that was constructed in lieu of this was outstanding provided by both GPAs and FANZCAs. The feedback received from trainees clearly demonstrates the value and benefit of what was delivered and how appreciative they were for the opportunity.
Quotes from trainees: ‘’Excellent session, learned so much!’’ “Great Workshop”, “Time management was performed exceptionally well! It was useful having each session for a half-day only. Much more interactive with cameras on. Accepting limitations, the session on US would have been more useful as a practical session”.