World breastfeeding week

Dear Obstetric Shared Care GPs, The first week of August is World Breastfeeding Week. Such an important time to reflect on practice and to think about what you could be doing to ensure the women in your care are well supported in those important days and weeks following birth. Support Breastfeeding for a Healthier Planet […]

GPEx Exposure – A trip to the North

GPEx Exposure is a program based around engagement with Medical Students, Interns and RMOs, in an effort to “expose” these potential applicants to General Practice and in turn have a positive impact on those candidates choosing GP as a specialty. Last week, GPEx Exposure went on the road with the Adelaide University Rural Health Alliance […]

Perinatal Consultant Advice Line (PAL)

Dear Obstetric Shared Care GPs, You may be aware that SA Health introduced the PAL as a state-wide communication strategy in 2009 to assist clinicians secure consultant obstetrician and/or neonatologists advice in the event of a deteriorating perinatal patient. The revised Perinatal Consultant Advice Line Flow Chart has now been reviewed and approved by the SA […]

Pass your MCQ, AKT or KFP – Optimise your GP Exam Preparation with this checklist

A particular pattern of behaviours tends to represent successful MCQ, AKT and KFP exam preparation The more of these behaviours that you do and can ‘tick’ on this list, the more likely you are following an optimal GP exam preparation pattern to enable exam success. Though these behaviours don’t guarantee that you will pass your […]

Meet Dr Wissam Ghamrawi

Coming from a family of surgeons, Dr Wissam Ghamrawi assumed he would follow the same path, but there was always something missing. In general practice, Wissam found the daily diversity, the simplicity and the complexity, and above all the community that finally combined all his passions both inside and outside medicine. After four years in […]

Meet Dr Cicy Li

For Dr Cicy Li, being able to practice preventative medicine is the most rewarding part of her day as a training GP registrar. General Practice can take on many forms, preventive medicine referring to how primary care doctors can help to stop disease before it even starts in their patients. It is both a positive […]

Pregnancy Care Guidelines

Dear Obstetric Shared Care GPs, The Department of Health is seeking GP input for the revision of the Pregnancy Care guidelines. The specific areas being addressed in this consultation round are: A Google document has been set up to assist with gathering your comments and feedback. The draft Pregnancy Care Guideline document can be accessed below or […]

7 mistakes made in the KFP Fellowship examinations according to the RACGP

Following each of its fellowship exams after results are released, the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) releases a report outlining the exam psychometrics (e.g., mean and standard deviation of the candidate cohort) as well as providing feedback to candidates regarding common errors made. But what has this got to do with your exam preparation, I hear […]

GPs – The Quick Guide on How to Take Care of Your Physical and Mental Health

Working as a GP can be draining and exhausting, yet very rewarding, work. You know that you’re supposed to be looking after yourself to enable you to do your job well. You want to approach your life and work with energy, empathy, and care but sometimes it feels like you are scraping the bottom of […]

Why you need a Performance Coach when preparing for your KFP, AKT/MCQ, CCE Fellowship Exams

Dr Sonya Vandergoot, GPEx’s Performance Coach explains why speaking to GPs about the challenges they face in preparing for their fellowship exams can help them do things differently or more effectively in order to achieve exam success. Becoming a GP can be both a very challenging and rewarding experience. The road to success can be […]