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RACGP has recently made changes to the exam enrolment process. These changes include:
The enrolments for the 2012.2 exams opened on Monday 19 March 2012.
If you are planning on enrolling in exams soon please let CSQTC know as they have an exam pack with useful study tips and preparation information for you. You can also visit the RACGP website for more information www.racgp.org.au
If you have any problems or questions in regards to the enrolment process please let me know at email@example.com
Have a great week everyone.
Dr Candice Kay,
As promoted in the last edition of Consortium Chatter, GPRA is offering free exam preparation webinars for GP Registrars who are preparing to sit the upcoming 2012.1 RACGP OSCE.
By popular demand, GPRA is now offering MORE webinars for Registrar members to hear from 2 peers who have sat and passed the OSCE recently.
The earlier two sessions are the same, but different to the last two, new sessions. The dates are as follows:
*ESDST. Eastern Daylight Savings.
For more information about the webinars go to http://www.gpra.org.au/exam-preparation-webinars
If you're not yet a GPRA member, go to www.gpra.org.au to sign-up and explore all the available resources for members (you need to be a GPRA member to participate in these webinars).
ACRRM requires all GP Registrars tracking towards their Fellowship to enrol and maintain current financial membership of ACRRM throughout their training. Registrars wanting to enrol in FACRRM should do so by visiting the Vocational Training webpage https://www.acrrm.org.au/vocational-training and completing the online form.
Registrars completing Core Clinical Training terms during 2012 should enrol as soon as possible in an effort to avoid the need for completion of RPL documentation. Registrars failing to enrol with ACRRM by 31 March 2012 may be required to complete RPL documentation for their Core Clinical Training year. 2012 ACRRM Registrars who have commenced in Primary Rural Remote Training terms should email Dr Bill Lang firstname.lastname@example.org or Dr Patricia Stuart email@example.com to confirm the need for completion of RPL documentation for Core Clinical Training terms.
In an endeavour to assist Registrars to meet ACRRM and/or RACGP Emergency Skills requirements CSQTC will, during 2012, facilitate and fund five different Emergency Skills courses for Registrars.
For updated information on the ACRRM and RACGP curriculum requirements for Emergency Skills training please visit our new website page Training Requirement – Emergency Skills http://www.csqtc.qld.edu.au/index.php?action=view&view=7524
From this page you can link through to the website page CSQTC-Facilitated Emergency Skills Courses 2012 http://www.csqtc.qld.edu.au/index.php?action=view&view=120673 to access information and to express interest in attending a course.
While there are insufficient positions for the entire CSQTC Registrar cohort to attend a course during the 2012 training year, there is a variety of courses to enable some Registrars to choose a course suitable to meet their particular needs and College requirements. There will be no course registration fees during 2012 for these courses, therefore, Registrars attending a CSQTC-facilitated Emergency Skills course are not eligible to make any further claim from Category 1 of CSQTC's Policy Statement - Course Cost Reimbursement - use the following link to read this policy http://www.csqtc.qld.edu.au/content/Document/CSQTC%20Policy%20Statement%20-%20Course%20Cost%20Reimbursement.pdf
So, what does this all mean?
If you are a GP Registrar who needs to undertake an Emergency Skills course to fulfil a College curriculum requirement (eg. ACRRM Emergency Medicine Course requirement or RACGP ALS requirement), you can go about it by one of two ways:
1. Express your interest in attending one of the five courses being facilitated by CSQTC, by completing the online form available at http://www.csqtc.qld.edu.au/index.php?action=view&view=120673
2. Complete a course other than one of the five being facilitated by CSQTC as detailed above. To do this you should:
Enquiries regarding the Emergency Skills Training Requirement and CSQTC Emergency Skills courses 2012 can be directed to your local Medical Educator or District Medical Educator Co-ordinator. Please visit the Contact Us page on our website for details http://www.csqtc.qld.edu.au/index.php?action=view&view=7731&pid=5408
Only 1 week to go until close of abstract submissions for the 2012 GPET Convention
The 2012 GPET Convention, themed 'Seeking wisdom for our changing world', will be held at the Sebel Albert Park, in Melbourne 5-6 September 2012. CSQTC is pleased to be able to offer some sponsorships for GP Trainers to attend the Convention. Formal expressions of interest for these sponsorships will be accepted until COB Monday 16 April 2012. Priority will be given to those who have had an Abstract accepted.
GPET and CSQTC are keen for GP Trainers to be involved, so please consider! Your contribution is essential to providing a meaningful and informative program.
Dr John Buckley has sent an email to all Principal GP Trainers on our mailing list with a copy to Practice Managers. It is appreciated if you can please distribute this information to all GP Trainers in your Practice.
Is the GPET Convention worth attending? We definitely think so, and you can read about the experiences of CSQTC Medical Educators, Staff, Board Directors, GP Trainers and GP Registrars from last year's GPET Convention, by visiting http://www.csqtc.qld.edu.au/index.php?action=view&view=109406
Over the last two months all GP Registrars undertaking their 1st 6 months in GP, in all districts, have had the chance to do the Mental Health Course offered by CSQTC.
This course will eventually allow Registrars to access higher rebates for Medicare Item Numbers in Mental Health. However, Registrars cannot use the higher rebate item number until they receive confirmation of registration in a letter from Medicare – this takes about 2 months from the date of training and is dependent on the Registrar supplying CSQTC with:
For those of you who have been following the adventures of little Pinc (our new pink pig mascot) as he spreads the word about General Practice far and wide, you will note that he has grown somewhat of late and was delighted to have been part of the magic at the Rural Doctor Family Weekend.
At 6.30pm on 13 March 2012, nine CSQTC GP Trainers met in Cotton Tree for an enjoyable and interactive workshop in which I presented two topics:
Logistically with the new partnership we have developed with the Sunshine Coast Division of General Practice to assist in the local delivery of GP Registrar and GP Trainer education on the Sunshine Coast, the evening's proceedings went off without a single hitch.
I look forward to the next GP Trainers workshop, the date of which will be in either August or September 2012, and which I will announce before the end of May.
Dr Nick Hummel
The GPET eNews can be accessed on the AGPT website http://www.agpt.com.au/NewEvents/GPETEnewsletter/ where you can also subscribe.
The March 2012 eNews includes:
Like a kaleidoscope, general practice is a changing image, continually transforming to improve the healthcare needs of patients, their families and communities. The RACGP Queensland Faculty invites you to take a look through the General Practice Kaleidoscope at the 55th Clinical Update Weekend in Brisbane on 5–6 May 2012. Session topics include dermatology, ophthalmology, e-health, women's health, musculoskeletal medicine, food allergies and more! Save on your registration, with early bird rates until 31 March 2012 - special RACGP Registrar member rate available!
There is also an opportunity to present at the event with your research! A separate category for Student/Intern research is also available. Submit your research abstract for the chance to present as part of the GP Research Session. Submissions close on 26 March 2012. For a submission form email firstname.lastname@example.org
A pre-conference Ophthalmology Active Learning Module (ALM) is also available to attend on Friday 4 May 2012. This full day workshop, presented by the University of Queensland, is part of the UQ Masters of Medicine General Practice.
For more information on this conference and the pre-conference workshop, visit http://www.racgp.org.au/qld/events or email email@example.com Alternatively, please call the Queensland Faculty Events team on 07 3456 8944.
In this section, we will include details of upcoming educational opportunities, such as teleconferences, courses, workshop, conferences etc, run by organisations other than CSQTC. CSQTC provides this as a service to GP Registrars and stakeholder organisations. If organisations would like upcoming events relevant to GP Registrars listed here, please contact Julie Ball firstname.lastname@example.org or 07 35528134.
Event listings can also be found on the CSQTC website http://www.csqtc.qld.edu.au/index.php?action=view&view=15122
Rural Health Education Foundation (RHEF) Broadcasts
RACGP Queensland Faculty - 55th Clinical Update Weekend
Visit http://www.racgp.org.au/qld/events for more information.
GPET Research Week
RACGP Clinical Emergency Intermediate Workshops
If you have a question, the answer to which you believe would be helpful to others, please email it to email@example.com. FAQs can be accessed via the CSQTC website http://www.csqtc.qld.edu.au/index.php?action=view&view=7663&pid=5440
All CSQTC Calendars may be accessed via the link http://www.csqtc.qld.edu.au/index.php?action=view&view=11615
For the dates of GP Registrar Educational Activities for each training Node, visit the Node Calendar pages on the CSQTC website:
If you need to get in touch with individual staff members at CSQTC, please refer to our website for a full listing of staff by office http://www.csqtc.qld.edu.au/index.php?action=view&view=7731&pid=5408
Please advise CSQTC of any changes to address or contact details immediately on firstname.lastname@example.org. This includes changes to: Telephone/fax numbers; Email address; Street/postal address; Surname (eg. for Registrars who become married); Practice Name; Practice Staff (Trainers and Practice Managers).
PO Box 83
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