New reg­is­trars to be­gin in Alpine Shire

Alpine Observer - - News -

DE­MAND for gen­eral prac­tice train­ing con­tin­ues to grow with 150 reg­is­trars at­tend­ing Mur­ray City Coun­try Coast ( MCCC) GP Train­ing’s ori­en­ta­tion at mul­ti­ple lo­ca­tions across Vic­to­ria last week.

MCCC is a re­gional train­ing or­gan­i­sa­tion, de­liv­er­ing and man­ag­ing train­ing to­wards fel­low­ship of The Royal Aus­tralian Col­lege of Gen­eral Prac­ti­tion­ers, the Aus­tralian Col­lege of Ru­ral and Re­mote Medicine, or both.

MCCC chief ex­ec­u­tive of­fi­cer Greg McMeel, said that fol­low­ing the ori­en­ta­tion reg­is­trars will start their train­ing in a gen­eral prac­tice in a ru­ral, re­gional or Mel­bourne-based set­ting.

“Our reg­is­trars learn to prac­tice in real life situ- ations, un­der the ex­pe­ri­enced eye of ac­cred­ited su­per­vi­sors, prac­tice man­agers and MCCC med­i­cal ed­u­ca­tors, who adopt roles as teacher, men­tor and ad­vi­sor to the many doc­tors in train­ing,” Mr McMeel said.

“Over a pe­riod of three to four years com­pre­hen­sive, one-on-one teach­ing, su­per­vi­sion, feed­back and ad­vice will be given to our ‘ap­pren­tice’ GPs.

“This will pre­pare them to prac­tice in the fu­ture in their cho­sen com­mu­nity and at the end of this time they will be fully qual­i­fied or fel­lowed.”

Reg­is­trars have al­ready com­pleted five or six years of med­i­cal school and two years of pre- vo­ca­tional train­ing in a hos­pi­tal set­ting, dur­ing which time they choose a spe­cialty.

GP train­ing is prov­ing in­creas­ingly pop­u­lar for the va­ri­ety of skills needed in the spe­cific role.

In a ru­ral en­vi­ron­ment a doc­tor will not only op­er­ate in­de­pen­dently in prac­tice - they may also per­form spe­cial­ist skills such as emer­gency medicine, ob­stet­rics, anaes­thet­ics or der­ma­tol­ogy at their lo­cal hos­pi­tal or clinic.

“We are pleased that all avail­able places for train­ing have been taken up this year, as has been the case since our or­gan­i­sa­tion be­gan in Jan­uary 2016,” Mr McMeel said.

“This gives us great con­fi­dence that we will con­tinue to ex­pand on and de­liver out­stand­ing ed­u­ca­tion to these GPs of the fu­ture.”

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