Teaching & Supervision

During the first week of the PGPPP the Junior Doctor will attend a 2 day Orientation Workshop that will prepare them for their placement with you. At this workshop junior doctors will meet other participants who are  undertaking rotations at the same time. The following is covered over the two days:

  • Billing, prescribing & practice IM/IT
  • Advanced communications skills
  • Practical skills sessions
  • Aboriginal Health
  • Planning your term learning
  • WAGPET elearning and library resources
During the placement the junior doctor will have access to the WAGPET online learning system (WAGPET elearning). They can use the resources on the online system to support the placement, assist with learning, or to borrow books, DVDs and practical skills models from the library.
Program participants will also have the opportunity to attend workshops with fellow prevocational doctors and GP Registrars on the GP Training program at WAGPET. On the last Tuesday of every month evening workshops are held at the WAGPET office.
As a supervisor you should be available for at least 80% on site supervision. You will undertake an assessment of the junior doctor’s progression mid way through the placement and one at the end of the placement.  Copies of these assessments are forwarded to WAGPET, and in turn we forward these on to the junior doctor’s tertiary hospital for their file.

In addition, WAGPET will organise for an External Clinical Teaching visit to be undertaken. This external supervisor will sit with the junior doctor for a clinical session in GP and offer feedback about consultation style and management.

It is expected that junior doctors receive 1.5 hours of formal, structured teaching per week if they are undertaking a composite post (working 0.5FTE GP and 0.5FTE hospital) and 3 hours if undertaking a dedicated GP post (full time in general practice). Additional teaching can be made up of corridor, opportunistic teaching, practice meetings, visits to allied health etc.

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