What is a medical educator?
Medical educators work in regional training organisations (RTO) educating and training GP registrars to help them prepare for RACGP Fellowship exams.
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).
What they do
They offer support throughout the lifelong learning journey and many also contribute to continuing professional development in settings outside the RTO.
How to become one
If you are interested in joining the dynamic team of medical educators around Australia, please contact your local RTO.