Becoming a Trainer
Becoming a GP Supervisor
Becoming an External Clinical Teaching Visitor
Becoming a Regional Medical Educator
Becoming a Sessional Medical Educator
Becoming a GP Supervisor
The AGPT training program is based on an apprenticeship model where the majority of GP training is conducted within GP clinics, Aboriginal Medical services or approved hospitals. The GP Supervisor’s role in these placements is pivotal in the training supervision and the teaching of prevocational doctors and GP Registrars.
Supervisors must be accredited, and both ACRRM and RACGP have defined standards for the accreditation of GP Supervisors and Training Posts. WAGPET conducts these accreditations on behalf of both ACRRM and RACGP. You may wish to review these standards:
At WAGPET GP Supervisors are accredited either as a “Principal Supervisor” or an “Additional Supervisor” and their roles and responsibilities are different. The table below outlines the responsibilities of each role.
|Principal GP Supervisor||Additional GP Supervisor|
If you are interested in becoming a GP Supervisor, you can download the Expression of Interest form. View more information on Training Post Accreditation.
Becoming an External Clinical Teaching (ECT) Visitors
An ECT visitor is an experienced GP who reviews the consultations of prevocational doctors and registrars through direct observation (sitting in on their consultation session) or via video taped consultations. Generally ECT visitors visit the practices in their own regions, but sometimes they are also asked to visit other regions. Training is provided for all ECT visitors as an orientation and then each 2 years.
You may wish to explore ECT visits further.
Becoming a Regional Medical educators
Each of the WAGPET training regions conduct regional education for registrars. Prevocational doctors are invited along with students or International Medical Graduates. Each region provides 24 hours of education often as half days, or full day programs and WAGPET is keen to encourage GPs to be involved.
If you are interested in conducting one of the sessions, (and you don’t have to be a GP supervisor) you can contact the local Regional Advisory Committee or the education team at WAGPET firstname.lastname@example.org.
Becoming a Sessional Medical educators
WAGPET conducts Perth based workshops for registrars and prevocational doctors. These workshops include small group discussion, role play with actors as simulated patients, skills stations and emergency scenarios (to name a few). If you are coming to Perth from a rural location WAGPET usually organises your travel and accommodation as well as paying a per hour teaching rate.
If you are interested in being involved, please contact the Education Co-ordinator listed at the bottom of the page.
Guide for Supervisors
Standards for General Practice Education and Training: Trainers and Training Posts 2005 A Discussion Paper on a Proposed RACGP Training Framework
Revised RACGP Vocational Training Standards 2011
GP Supervisor Expression of Interest
Training Practice Accreditation