Most of a GP registrar’s training takes place in general practice; the supervision and experience they receive is essential for their development into a confident and competent GP.
Supervisors have four key areas of responsibility: on-site supervision; in-practice teaching; maintaining their continuing professional development as an educator; and administrative activities such as providing formal feedback to registrars and maintaining activity logs.
Guidelines on supervision and teaching are developed by the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) and the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM). These standards ensure a safe, quality training experience for GP registrars.
GP Synergy’s registrar placement process is based on an open-market style system. Every 6 months accredited training practices advertise training placements. Registrars can then apply for those vacancies.
To ensure appropriate distribution of registrars around our regions, registrars are required to train in locations across their home region. This means registrars may only be able to train at a particular practice for six or maybe 12 months at the most.
All GP Synergy training posts and supervisors are accredited against these standards.
If you’re interested in becoming accredited visit become a training practice.