East Canberra General Practice is a committed supporter of registrar training and is meticulous in the support that it provides. Teaching is overseen and carried out by the Clinical Director, Dr Nick Hamilton, with assistance from other senior doctors.
East Canberra General Practice was established in 2013 and in the intervening years has experienced rapid growth. Our catchment is very broad, drawing patients from Campbell, Queanbeyan, Gungahlin and the 10000 office workers at Brindabella Park and the Majura Park retail precinct. As with the rest of Canberra, educational levels are high and patients take an active interest in their health and in preventative strategies. The practice has developed a particular interest in child, occupational and family health, alongside the comprehensive management of chronic diseases via care plans, HMRs and health assessments.
The practice is rigorous in observing the teaching hours laid down in the curriculum, and does not include corridor consultation in these hours nor suspend teaching when registrars go on a day release. The most common form of teaching is discussion and assistance with complex cases that registrars have encountered during their own consultations. Frequent use is made of video case reviews. Additional supervision is carried out by informal discussions and regular case audits.
The Clinical Director also assists registrars in their exam preparation via role play, case reviews and looking at past exam questions.
Registrars are encouraged to join in the practice’s social activities and to have lunch with other members of the clinical staff in our large and well equipped staff room. They are also invited to attend doctor meetings held every three months.
For more information on applying for a GP registrar training position, please refer to the website of our training coordinator, GP Synergy.
The practice collaborates with the ANU Medical School to offer student placements throughout the academic year. At this stage we are unable to offer these slots to students from other medical schools.