If you are unable to view the images, click the following link http://www.csqtc.qld.edu.au/content/Document/CSQTCNews_7Aug2009.html
We have received the happy news that CSQTC's former Supervisor Liaison Officer Dr Sue Masel, and her husband Dr Matt Masel, welcomed the arrival of their new family member, Thomas, on 27 July 2009. We wish Sue and Matt all the best for the future as they combine raising their young family, with the demands of looking after the medical needs of the Goondiwindi community and training GP Registrars.
The second workshop for GP Registrars undertaking subsequent GP placements was held last Saturday, 1 August 2009. Fifteen GP Registrars participated in the workshop and feedback from the attendees was very positive. Dr Peter McKain, Senior Medical Educator reports that the speakers (Drs Genevieve Yates, Nam Tran, Ken Cutbush and Mark Richardson) were able to enthuse all who attended and helped prepare them for the upcoming exams. Peter expresses his thanks to all involved and to those GP Registrars who attended. We are pleased to include in Chatter this week, a report from one of our GP Registrars who participated in the workshop, and are grateful for David's contribution.
GP Registrar report on the workshop:
By now all Hospital Based CSQTC Registrars should have received a formal invitation in the mail for the second Hospital Registrar Workshop at our Alderley office on Wednesday 26 August from 6pm for a 6.30pm start. We hope to finish before 9.00pm.
For this workshop we have chosen very relevant clinical topics that are dear to the heart of a lot of GP Registrars:
There should be time after each tutorial for further discussion with our guest speakers. The night will conclude with an update from GP Registrar, Dr Georga Cooke, who spoke at the first Hospital Registrars workshop about her experiences in progressing through GP training and who was definitely a highlight for the workshop attendees.
To RSVP please contact Alex Van Der Kaag at the CSQTC office on 07-3552-8100 or email email@example.com. Please let us know if you have any special dietary requirements.
A workshop to help GP Registrars prepare for the RACGP Clinical Exam will be offered to those sitting the exam in 2009.2, on Wednesday 19 August 6.00pm – 9.00pm. Invitations have been sent. RSVP to Raewyn Cardew firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday 10 August 2009 if you wish to attend.
CSQTC with the RACGP, QUT Law Faculty and Avant are holding a Moot Court on Thursday 27 August 6pm for a 6.30pm start at the Banco Court, 304 George Street Brisbane.
If you are interested in attending please RSVP by 24 August 2009, by contacting Raewyn Cardew email@example.com or Christina from Avant - please refer to the flyer for details http://www.csqtc.qld.edu.au.titan.imagin8.com/content/Document/Moot%20Court%20Flyer%202009.pdf.
All CSQTC Rural Pathway GP Registrars and GP Trainers located in remote rural Training Practices are asked to date claim the Rural Family Weekend which commences the evening of Friday 13 November and concludes the afternoon of Sunday 15 November 2009, on the Sunshine Coast at Rydges Oasis Caloundra.
We hope to send invitations to this specific group of GP Registrars and GP Trainers within the next few weeks. RSVP's will need to be returned promptly as available places will be allocated on a first reply basis so check your calendar now! If you would like more information please contact our Rural Support Officer, Jenny Quinlan firstname.lastname@example.org or 07 35528115.
This is a reminder to GP Registrars about visiting r-cubed Real Resilience Resources at http://rcubed.gpra.org.au/. This website has been designed for GP Registrars, medical students and doctors from all walks of life to provide useful resilience strategies that are designed for busy people with limited time. There are inspiring stories about GPs who do interesting things at work and during their 'time off' as well as resource reviews by GP Registrars and GPs so that you don't need to waste your own time deciding what could be useful to you.
I particularly like the article by Dr Angela Nguyen "Are you in charge of your bulk-billing or do your patients decide for you?". This article is relevant to all GP registrars who find it difficult charging what they are worth when put on the spot by patients.
Dr Danika Fietz, Registrar Liaison Officer
All GP Registrars undertaking their fist 12 months in a general practice placement in RRMA 3–7 (rural) locations are required to complete and submit a Rural Term Advice form and it is requested that GP Registrars undertaking their 2009.2 rural placement submit their paperwork ASAP. This form should be submitted regardless of whether you have relocated for your rural term. This form also includes the claim for relocation and furniture support and the relocation transport declaration - these sections are to be completed by those who have relocated and who wish to claim reimbursement. This form can be accessed from the Forms and Documents page http://www.csqtc.qld.edu.au/index.php?action=view&view=11607 (under the heading Financial Assistance). GP Registrar claims are not able to be processed until the Rural Term Advice form has been received.
GP Registrars should be aware of the following when submitting a claim:
The Relocation, Furniture, Residential and Telephone Support Policy can be accessed via the CSQTC website in the Training Policies section http://www.csqtc.qld.edu.au/index.php?action=view&view=7583&pid=12951.
GP Registrars requiring assistance completing their Rural Term Advice Form should contact Darlene Ross, Finance Assistant, email@example.com, or Jenny Quinlan, Rural Support Officer, firstname.lastname@example.org, or by telephone on 07 35528100.
RHealth is holding the St George Post Graduate Conference on the weekend of 5-6 September 2009 and CSQTC is proud to support the Conference as a sponsor. Dr Pam Turnock, CSQTC's Node Medical Educator for the South West Queensland/St George Node is on the organising committee. The conference begins on the Friday night, 4 September with a welcome dinner and social evening and continues over the weekend with a varied educational program. Of particular interest is Dr Aldo Vacca's Masterclass "The Technique of Vacuum Assisted Delivery". Even if you are not part of RHealth's division, we encourage you to consider attending this event as you will not only benefit from the educational opportunities provided by the Conference, but will get to enjoy the rural experience that the Balonne Shire and the community of St George have to offer. The weekend will be topped off on Sunday by a Doctors Health Relaxation Session and Town Tour. For further information regarding the program, accommodation etc, please contact Judy Scott email@example.com.
UQ GP Students Network in conjunction with some of the other UQ student clubs are running some student workshops for which they are looking for GPs to volunteer to assist at the skills stations. The workshops are being held over three Saturdays: 22 August 2009, 29 August 2009 and 5 September 2009. Please access the flyer for more information. If you would like to volunteer to help out, please contact UQ GPSN Ambassador Elissa Milford on firstname.lastname@example.org or 0424 144 203.
Brisbane will be celebrating its Ekka Show by way of a public holiday on Wednesday 12 August 2009, and so the CSQTC Alderley office will be closed that day. We will re-open for business as usual at 9:00am on Thursday 13 August 2009.
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 email@example.com or 07 35528134.
Australasian College of Skin Cancer Medicine (ACSCM)
STEMI ACLS Level A & B Courses
Watch this space for upcoming FAQs. If you have a question, the answer to which you believe would be helpful to others, please email it to firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 within areas of interest 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 email@example.com. 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
* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *