NCGPT is delighted to be involved with the PGPPP (Prevocational General Practice Placements Program) which offers hospital-based junior doctors the opportunity to undertake supervised general practice placements as part of one of their hospital rotations. Junior doctors in their PGY1 to PGY3 years can now include a General Practice term through PGPPP.
This is an excellent educational opportunity for junior doctors considering general practice or for those seeking to further their understanding of community primary care in preparation for a specialist career.
Practices participating in this program are all teaching practices accredited by the RACGP. It is likely that there will be at least one GP Registrar working in the practice at the same time. Junior Doctors will consult patients independently, with access to onsite supervision from senior GPs. Education will be tailored specifically to your individual needs and delivered via in-practice teaching, hospital tutorials and GP Registrar training days. During the term, you will remain an employee of your hospital and continue to be paid and accrue leave entitlements in the usual way.
Orientation Dates for 2013
Term Dates for 2013
Term 1: 11 weeks Monday 21 January 2013 - Sunday 7 April 2013
Term 2: 10 weeks Monday 8 April 2013 - Sunday 16 June 2013
Term 3: 10 weeks Monday 17 June 2013 - Sunday 25 August 2013
Term 4: 10 weeks Monday 26 August 2013 - Sunday 3 November 2013
Term 5: 13 weeks Monday 4 November 2013 - Sunday 2 February 2014
The practices available for 2013 are:
Network 4: Musgrave Street Medical Practice, Coolangatta
Network 9: Union Street Family Medical Practice, Maclean and Grant Street Clinic, Ballina
Newtork 13: Toormina Medical Centre and Grafton GP Superclinic
Network 5: Westside Medical Centre, Port Macquarie; CPC Medical Centre, Port Macquarie and Greenmeadows Medical Centre, Port Macquarie
Contact Jo Sayer, PGPPP Program Manager, for further details