What should be in an Early Safety Assessment? Lessons from the experts and the RTO experience

In 2021, GPEx, in partnership with Flinders University, GP Synergy, General Practice Training Tasmania and General Practice Training Queensland, conducted research into Early Safety Assessments (ESAs) to understand the level of supervision required for early registrars (GPT1). This research project was supported by the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners with funding from the Australian […]

Clinical Pearls in 2022….

Hello! This week’s Federal Budget focussed on easing cost of living pressures and there were several key announcements that could impact GPs! One take-away is that from 1 July 2021, the cost of obtaining COVID-19 tests required to attend a place of work will be tax deductible to employees. This also ensures that these expenses will […]

Meet Dr Kim Omond

When Dr Kim Omond finished medical school, she wanted to be an emergency physician due to the variety of practice. “However, after working in critical care settings in many different hospitals, I realised that shift work and the lifestyle a career in critical care demands wasn’t for me. “The great thing about General Practice is […]

Sharing More Updates in 2022….

Hello! It’s Mad March time! It’s a mammoth month on the city’s social calendar and despite Covid-19, has bought a huge variety of entertainment and experiences to Adelaide, as well as a state election thrown into the mix!  Welcome to 1-2-3 Thursday where we promise to bring you no more than three pieces of highly […]

Strategies for caring for yourself during times of trauma and stress

During this time of trauma and loss, our thoughts are with the communities who have lost their homes, their livelihoods and their lives during the bushfires. We join the community in thanking the brave firefighters who have put their own lives on the line to protect our communities. We hope all communities are safe once […]

Your Latest Updates in 2022….

We are delighted to roll out our next newsletter for 2022.  We also hope that 2022 is the year that we genuinely find equilibrium in ‘living with COVID’! Already, COVID has thrown up some things that were unpredictable, and some things not. The ‘predictable’ is the wave of pregnant women testing positive for COVID seeking […]

GPEx wins inaugural RACGP Foundation Harry Nespolon Research Grant

GPEx, South Australia’s sole RTO for the education and training of doctors specialising in General Practice, is proud to be the inaugural winner of the RACGP Foundation Harry Nespolon Research Grant. Valued at up to $60,000, the Grant will fund a research project into the wellbeing of GPs and/or GPs in training, including factors that […]

Meet Dr Samuel Clements

In the 1990s, a shortage of local doctors with the skills to deliver babies in regional South Australia meant Samuel Clements was born more than 40 kilometres away from his family home in Robe. More than two decades later, the ongoing demand for rural GPs with obstetrics skills has inspired Samuel to train on the […]

AKT/MCQ Exam Tips and Techniques

AKT & MCQ Exam Tips and Techniques If you are currently studying, or preparing to study, for the RACGP or ACRRM Fellowship exams, you will be aware that there are several written exams that you need to complete. For RACGP Fellowship candidates, these are the Applied Knowledge Test (AKT) and the Key Feature Problem (KFP) […]

The link between climate change and Tuberculosis – ground-breaking research by students from the University of Adelaide

In 2021, four medical students from the University of Adelaide completed a research project as part of their studies with the support of GPEx Senior Medical Educator, Assoc. Prof Jill Benson AM. Sahil Kharwadkar, Vinal Attanayake, John Duncan and Novindu Navaratne undertook a systematic review on the potential impact of climate change on the transmission […]