Teaching & Supervision

Upon arrival at the Community Residency Program (CRP) placement the Junior Doctor will require an orientation to the practice.

CRP participants will also complete an orientation to WAGPET through on-line modules via WAGPET e-learning. This includes:

  • Pre-placement modules – to be completed prior to the commencement of their CRP term
  • Weekly on-line modules – for the first 4-5 weeks of their CRP term.

As part of the orientation at the practice supervisors are asked to set aside at least two days for the CRP participants to be oriented to the practice. The first week of the online module has a number of orientation tasks for the CRP doctor to complete during their first week. These should be completed as part of one day of the orientation. In the weeks after orientation  the CRP participants will be required to allocate 2 hours per week for a further  4 weeks, during work hours, to complete weekly on-line module activities. They will require access to a computer, with internet.

Topics in the online modules include:

  • Billing, prescribing & practice IM/IT
  • Advanced communications skills
  • Practical skills
  • Aboriginal Health
  • Planning term learning
  • WAGPET elearning and library resources

In addition, during their placement participants will have access to other online resources to support their placement, assist with their 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.

It is expected that junior doctors receive 3 hours of formal, structured teaching per week divided across the placement posts. This is separate to the time set aside for completion of the online modules the first 4-5 weeks. Additional teaching can be made up of corridor, opportunistic teaching, practice meetings, visits to allied health etc.


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