New Clinical Director Medical Education announced

WAGPET has announced the appointment of Dr Murray Nixon into the new role of Clinical Director Medical Education.

Today Western Australian General Practice Education and Training (WAGPET) announced the appointment of Dr Murray Nixon into the new role of Clinical Director Medical Education.

The newly created role will provide leadership for WAGPET’s clinical and medical education delivery, as part of the Australian General Practice Training (AGPT) program.

Dr Janice Bell, CEO of WAGPET, said Dr Nixon would have a significant role to play in the organisation’s future.

“This appointment follows a thorough examination of the role of medical educators in the delivery of the AGPT program. What has emerged is the decision that this will be the best model for how we should approach medical educator leadership,” Dr Bell said.

Dr Nixon said he was looking forward to being further involved in the medical educator ‘team within a team’ at WAGPET.

“WAGPET has been through a lot of changes in the last 12 months, and I feel like we’ve got to a point now where we’re seeing the benefits of the changes that have been made,” he said.

“The way the Program Training Advisors and Medical Educators are working together, supporting and working with our registrars and supervisors, it’s fantastic.

“We do have challenges ahead, it’s all still new with the GP365 and inevitably there are challenges that come with a new system; but, particularly as the year has gone on, I’m a big believer in GP365’s quality and its value to the registrar. I think as people get used to using it, the value it brings to providing education to registrars in the practice is really going to become more apparent.”

In addition to the announcement of the Clinical Director Medical Education, Dr Bell announced a further appointment of a hospital-focussed Program Training Advisor, Katherine Hoogendoorn.