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Medical Educators, Supervisors and Examiners

Supervisors and medical educators are the backbone of general practice education and training in Australia.

Supervisors

What they do

Supervisors are not only GPs who teach but also people who inspire and support the next generation of GPs through their years of training.

Supervisors work in accredited training practices or with regional training providers (RTPs) training GP Registrars, PGPPP doctors, Overseas Trained Doctors and medical students.

Supervisors offer one-on-one teaching, supervision, support, feedback and advice.

How to become one

GPs who enjoy teaching and giving back to the profession may be interested to become a supervisor. Contact a regional training provider for further information.

National General Practice Supervisors' Association represents General Practice Supervisors within the Australian General Practice Training Program.

See also Supervising medical students and prevocational doctors in general practice

Medical Educators

What they do

Medical educators are GPs with a passion for education. In fact doctors have long held a tradition of teaching. The Hippocratic Oath refers to the importance of teaching and mentoring. Even the origins of the word 'doctor' come from the Old French for 'teacher', based on the Latin 'docere' (Oxford English Dictionary).

Medical educators work in regional training providers (RTPs). They educate and train GP registrars and help them prepare for the RACGP Fellowship examinations. They offer support throughout the lifelong learning journey and many also contribute to continuing professional development in settings outside the RTP.

How to become one

If you are interested in joining the dynamic team of medical educators around Australia, either contact your local RTP or your RACGP state faculty.

Examiners

Fellow members of RACGP contribute to the College by providing their professional service as College Examiners.

As a College Examiner, you can participate in the following areas of expertise:

  • Write, rewrite, review and mark the College examination
  • Supervise the College examinations
  • Participate in the College AKT and KFP examination Standard Setting meetings
  • Participate as invigilators
  • PBA Examiner.  Please refer to this link to read about the PBA Guidelines for Examiners.

If you wish to provide your professional services as an RACGP Examiner, please contact your Faculty.

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