What is the Rural Intern General Practice Experience Program?
This program is one of the initiatives of the SA Rural Health Workforce Strategy to expand training pathways and increase the number of doctors entering rural medical training and practice. The program is structured to give interns a broad experience of rural general practice, and support them in being an active participant of the practice team during their rotation. During the program interns will be given the opportunity to meet and interact with GP registrars and Medical Educators, and will leave the program with a better understanding of the role of general practitioners in the delivery of primary health services.
GPEx works closely with the Rural Support Service, Rural Trainee Medical Officer (TMO) Unit and the general practice partners to deliver the program, and provides support to interns through online education modules and a dedicated Program Training Advisor. Each intern will be linked with an experienced Medical Educator, who will also lead a regional workshop with the intern and GP registrars, and visit the intern to observe them in practice.
The program is designed to give interns a breadth of experience covering the practicalities of working in general practice as well as online modules in paediatric emergencies and additional opportunities to engage with the general practice community through webinars and workshops. Participants will engage in a pathway to GP and will be provided with structured support by a Program Training Advisor and GPEx Medical Educator who will facilitate education and provide feedback relating to consultation techniques.
- Program orientation
- Self- Assessment
- Practice Orientation
- Training Advisor Contact
- Introduction to GP Modules
- Paediatric Online Emergency module
- Medical Educator Direct Observation Visit
- Regional Workshop
- Exit Interview
- Recognition of Prior Learning for the Australian General Practice Training (AGPT) Program