Education is implicit in our roles and responsibilities as a GP. Each day we educate our patients, our communities, our colleagues and ourselves. Education however is not solely about the imparting of knowledge – it involves an understanding of the conceptual and contextual application of that knowledge. The RACGP has been tasked with an increasing role in the education and training of GPs. To this end, we need to conceptually and contextually deliver this education – and that’s the role of a Medical Educator. This webinar will explore the roles and responsibilities of a Medical Educator, the varied routes into Medical Education, the differences between Medical Education and Supervision, and the resources and supports available to GPs with an interest in Medical Education.
Relevance to General Practice
The RACGP has been given an increasing role in General Practice Education, to extent that they will be responsible for both pre-vocational and vocational General Practice training pathways. The ongoing education of both and self and colleagues is entrenched in medicine, and in indeed in General Practice, however, whilst many GPs are great communicators, additional skills are required to be a great educators, supervisors and researchers.
- Define the routes, opportunities and qualifications, that will increase GPs formal involvement in Medical Education
- Recognise the requisite knowledge and skills required to perform Medical Education roles
- Be aware of the various networks to support GPs who have an interest in Medical Education
Domains of General Practice
D1. Communication skills and the patient-doctor relationship
D2. Applied professional knowledge and skills
D3. Population health and the context of general practice
D4. Professional and ethical role
D5. Organisational and legal dimensions
Curriculum Contextual Units
- General practice teaching