Tasmanian Rural Medical Generalist Program - Newsletter Edition 8

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Director - Rural Pathways news:

WOW! What an exciting time for the Tasmanian Rural Medical Generalist Pathway!

Thank you  to the participants of the inaugural Tasmanian Rural Health Conference. We had over 100 attendees on the weekend March 25-26 who learnt about emergency medicine, pain management, palliative care, training pathways and more. There was lots of valuable networking and great energy amongst the group. See more about the TRHC later in the newsletter.

We have commenced a membership campaign. This is to better track our engagement with trainees and GPs through the TRMGP, and ensure we can let you know of any opportunities arising in the future.

Tasmanian Rural Medical Generalist Pathway Membership Forms

Tasmanian Rural Health Conference

#TRHC17 was an amazing example of collaboration - thank you to everyone who worked together to make it happen.

The conference was given a warm welcome by Craig and June from the Tasmanian Aboriginal Centre, before the conference was opened by the Minister for Health. We had over 30 presenters during the 2 days, including the Presidents of the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine, Royal Australian College of General Practice, and the Rural Doctors Association of Australia.

We had amazing support from a number of organisations and here is the final conference program for those of you who couldn't make it.

We are currently collating our evaluation forms and feedback. We will be in touch with the presenters after Easter with any feedback and to ask whether they would be happy to share any of their resources with participants.

Find more RUSTICA photos at their Facebook page - search RUSTICA

Huge thank you to our co-collaborators - the Rural Doctors Association of Tasmania - who put in a huge effort with the conference. They are a really passionate group of rural GPs who advocate strongly on your behalf. To find out more about how to get involved visit www.rdat.com.au

Year 2 Rural Week

This week is the University of Tasmania's Year 2 rural week. Look out for the second year medical students in your community and make then feel welcome. You can read more about what some of have been up to.

Rural Heath a Focus for Medical Students

Rural Medical Generalists sought to work at the Mersey Community Hospital Emergency Department

Dr Rob Pegram is currently seeking Rural Medical Generalists to work at the Mersey Community Hospital Emergency Department. Currently advertised as a CMO position, please contact Rob for details of the complete package.

Rural Medical Generalists, such as Dr Peter Arvier and Dr Darren Briggs are already working in these positions on the North West coast. You may have met them in the emergency workshop or RUSTICA skills stations at the #TRHC17.

If you are a GP Registrar, you might also consider completing your Advanced Skills Training or Advanced Rural Specialised Training in Emergency Medicine in this role. Remember to talk to General Practice Training Tasmania about how this fits with your Learning Plan.

Tasmanian Rural Medical Generalist Pathway Graduate

CONGRATULATIONS Dr Brian Treanor, who recently completed his Fellowship with the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine, with Advanced Skills Training in Anaesthetics.

Brian is currently working in Queensland, but returned for the #TRHC17 and taught Lumbar Puncture at the RUSTICA skills stations, and airways skills at the Emergency Workshop. Brian was awarded his certificate of completion at the #TRHC17 dinner.

If you have reached your TRMGP end-point, please complete your Certificate of Completion application form and send to allison.turnock@dhhs.tas.gov.au


April 26 - 29 14th National Rural Health Conference, Cairns

April 29 - May WONCA 14th World Rural Health Conference, Cairns

May 12 - 14 HR Plus Emergency Skills Program CPD Weekend, Mersey Community Hospital - SOLD OUT

Send your events to: sharee.taylor@dhhs.tas.gov.au to be included in the next newsletter