Extended Skills Checklist
GPT4 and Extended Skills Term TrainingExtended skills is the fourth and final 6 months training in general practice. If you do this term before you start GPT1, you can choose to undertake it in hospital or community medicine (not general practice). See below.
|Requirement||What you need to do|
|6 months full time, or part time equivalen||Make sure your practice or post is accredited for your training, i.e. RACGP and/or ACRRM|
|Evidence of planning your learning|
WAGPET has a range of tools you can use to do this. Discuss with your Supervisor and Training
The Learning Plan formalizes the application needed for Hospital Extended Skills posts.
|One Training meeting mid semester||We will remind you to call to book in|
|Attendance at regional education sessions (RAC provided)||You will receive reminders to attend and must RSVP|
|Mid and end of term assessments||We will organise. Your supervisor will conduct and discuss with you.|
|Placement Feedback Survey||We will enrol you in the online module, please give feedback about your placement!|
|Supervision ||20% on-site; 80% by telephone|
|In-practice teaching||No formal teaching is required|
|Consultation hours||You must be employed to work 38 hours week (full-time) and must average 28 hours/week of clinical consulting time over a 4 week period.|
Maximum 5 patients per hour if in general practice
General Practice Extended Skills (GPT4)
- You will need a Medicare Provider Number before you start work, if you have chosen to do Extended Skills in GP. You will not earn Medicare billings without a provider number. If you are unsure of the process, contact the WAGPET Training Team
- There is no formal attendance required at regional education sessions; however you are still allowed to attend. Simply RSVP to the email invitation.
- There is no formal in-practice teaching requirement. You may like to attend or set up a study group to assist with examination prep if you are sitting during this term.
- Sit any exam components that are outstanding
- Ensure Medicare provider number forms are completed for your Awaiting Fellowship time.
- Ensure all central and regional education components have been completed so that you can apply for Fellowship.
Hospital or Community Medicine Extended Skills
- Meet with your training advisor and check to see if you are eligible for Recognition of Prior Learning for previous placements.
Extended Skills Options
- General practice (conducted as the fourth GP Semester)
- Academic GP Registrar
- Emergency Medicine
- Women’s Health (Family Planning Western Australia); part-time only.
- Drug and Alcohol (Next Step)
- Occupational Medicine
- Skin Cancer Medicine
- Sports Medicine
- Palliative Care
- Travel Medicine
Talk to your Training Advisor for more information.