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:

ACRRM

Standards. Supervisors and Teaching posts in Primary Rural and Remote Training
Guide for Supervisors

RACGP

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

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
Accreditation
  • Accredited by ACRRM +/- RACGP
  • Accredited by ACRRM +/- RACGP
Responsibilities
  • Ensures appropriate supervision and support for the doctor-in-training’s level of training
  • Is on-site at the practice or by phone, as required for doctor-in-training’s level of training
  • Ensures the teaching requirements for the doctor-in-training’s level of training are met
  • Ensures the minimum terms and conditions are met during the placement
  • Ensures a structured orientation is provided to the doctor-in-training
  • Supports the doctor-in-training to plan their learning and monitors their progress
  • Undertakes regular formative assessment and provide formal and informal feedback to the registrar and WAGPET
  • Provides supervision and support as required
  • Involved in formal teaching and opportunistic teaching as required
  • May undertake the principal Supervisors’s role during their absence eg. through vacation or illness.
Education Requirements
  • Participation in education based professional development:
  • Attendance at Orientation workshop for new GP Supervisors
  • Minimum of 12 hours/year
  • Participation in education based professional development is encouraged
  • Minimum of 6 hours/year
Other
  • Maintain professional indemnity
  • Maintain current medical registration
  • Maintain professional indemnity
  • Maintain current medical registration

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.

If you are interested in becoming an ECT visitor, please contact WAGPET's Education Coordinator or the  Director of Education

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 educationteam@wagpet.com.au.


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.

Standards. Supervisors and Teaching posts in Primary Rural and Remote Training

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


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