The RACGP has announced the resignation of Dr Genevieve Yates from role of General Manager, Education Services, effective Wednesday 24 February 2021.
Keen to get back to education and clinical practice, Genevieve will resume education roles with organisations including the Black Dog Institute and MDA National, and undertake part-time clinical work to maintain recency of practice with AHPRA.
RACGP Board Chair Christine Nixon said Genevieve has made a real difference at the college.
‘Over her career Genevieve has made, and will continue to make, a great contribution to the RACGP and the health of Australia,’ Christine said.
‘The Board would like to acknowledge and thank Genevieve for the six years of working directly for the RACGP in a range of roles, including Queensland Censor, Chair of RACGP Expert Committee – Pre-Fellowship Education, Principal Medical Education Advisor, and General Manager of Education Services.’
Genevieve took on the General Manager, Education Services role in early January 2020 following the resignation of Dr Mark Rowe.
In her short – but productive – time in the role, Genevieve led the teams that were forced to pivot to remote exam delivery amid the COVID-19 pandemic to ensure the safety of candidates and all others involved.
She also led the project to modernise the RACGP Fellowship exams, starting with the hugely successful transitional Remote Clinical Exam (RCE), and will deliver a new RACGP Education Framework to support general practice education over the coming years.
RACGP CEO Dr Matthew Miles said Genevieve met the challenges of the past year with grace.
‘This past year hasn’t been easy, so I want to thank Genevieve for her contribution, commitment and true grit,’ he said. ‘The achievements that the team delivered upon with the RCE and the resit of the Key Feature Problem [KFP] exam and Applied Knowledge Test (AKT) were truly stunning.
‘The challenges were met with such grace.
‘Genevieve leaves the RACGP with all our best wishes. We’re pleased she’ll remain an active member of the college and will no doubt play a part in our future activities.
‘I will certainly miss my long discussions with Genevieve about RACGP exam reform and all things education.’
Prior to her departure, Genevieve will oversee the 2021.1 KFP and AKT, and the 2020.2 mock RCE.
The General Manager, Education Services role will be advertised externally, with internal talent filling the role while we undertake a recruitment process.