Tasmanian Rural Medical Generalist Program Newsletter - Edition 4

In this Edition:

Director - Rural Pathways News

The Tasmanian Rural Medical Generalist Pathway has had an exciting few weeks. We have interviewed for our dedicated TRMGP RMO positions at the North West Regional Hospital and Mersey Community Hospital, we have seen addition advanced skills accreditation applications submitted or being prepared, and we await the outcome of bipartisan support for a National Rural Generalist Pathway.

Rural Medical Generalist training in Australia is leading the way and internationally, people are watching. The National Rural Health Alliance conference is going to be held in Cairns in April, 2017 - abstracts are now open.

If you have something you'd like to present at a national and international event, I'd encourage you to submit an abstract here.

It is a great opportunity to learn from those outside our state, and attract others to come and join us!

University of Tasmania Applications - NOW OPEN

Know any aspiring Rural Medical Generalists finishing school in Tasmania this year?

Applications are now open to study in 2017.

This is the second year the 'Rural Application Process' and 'Aboriginal Entry Application Process' have been available.

Final Year Launceston Clinical School Student goes to Antarctica on John Flynn Placement Program

The Tasmanian Rural Medical Generalist Pathway encourages students and junior doctors to engage in rural and remote experiences early in their training. The Polar Medicine Unit at the Australian Antarctic Division hosts John Flynn students.

Jessie Ling's Story

John Flynn Placement Program

Working as an Antarctic Medical Practitioner

RMA16 Scholarship

The RMGCC is pleased to offer a current Tasmanian GP Registrar with intention on completing FACRRM or FARGP the opportunity to attend RMA16.

Applications due to george.cerchez@dhhs.tas.gov.au by September 9, 2016.

GPTT Blended Supervision

GPTT are excited to present an opportunity to pilot a new model of supervision, in rural general practice. Our blended supervision model will allow registrars to practice in areas which previously may not have had a full time on site supervisor available and thus been ineligible to be a training practice with RACGP.

The registrar will be supported by a team of remote GP supervisors available at all times, as well as some support on the ground in varying capacities. Initially this will only be for selected registrars, who are in their final terms (GP3+). It may be full or part time.

We are now looking at recruiting registrars and practices that may fit this model and be interested in being involved in the pilot. If this is you, please contact the medical educator who is developing the blended supervision model, Kaylee at Kaylee.Davie@gptt.com.au

Groups to Follow:

A lot of information on rural opportunities in Tasmania are found online. Consider following:

'Rural Doctors Association of Tasmania' (RDAT) on Facebook and @RDAT_Tas on Twitter

RUSTICA - 'Rustica' on Facebook and @rustica.utas on Twitter

'UTAS Rural Clinical School' on Facebook and @UTASRuralClinicalSchool on Twitter


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

For further information, please contact:Dr Allison Turnock, Director - Rural Pathways

E: allison.turnock@dhhs.tas.gov.au

Ph: 0417 684 415