Planning for GP TermsIt is vital that the fist 12 months of general practice terms in the training program is a positive experience. Careful planning will maximise the learning. It is important that GP Registrars choose a placement that will suit their learning needs and then whatever their placement, that they make the most of it. It is also important that GP Registrars complete the requirements of the program in their general practice placements, that is, whatever required rural or other training location obligations are necessary depending on the individual's situation. In order to plan for general practice terms, GP Registrars should meet their Training Adviser and it is vital to attend relevant CSQTC meetings.
The first 12 months of general practice terms are organised through CSQTC's formal Matching and Allocation Process (MAP) and cannot be organised individually with practices. Once a placement is organised it is vital that GP Registrars work with their practice to complete the relevant paperwork and to commence orientation. CSQTC runs a GP Term preparation workshop for those commencing their first genreal practice terms, piror to the commencement of each six month term block, usually in May and November each year.