Changes to the ERG program in 2022
The RACGP is piloting a new model for a number of Education Research Grants in 2022. These grants will be used to support collaborative Education Research projects (termed RSC projects – RACGP-sector collaborations).
This pilot is a response to the current context of transition to RACGP profession-led community-based training, and the RACGP’s commitment to lead and foster broader collaborations to build education research capacity within general practice. The RACGP will distribute the 2022 Education Research Grant (ERG) funding between four RTO-led ERG opportunities and three RSC-ERG projects.
2022 RTO-led ERG program
The RACGP awarded four grants to RTOs in 2022 via a competitive process. Successful awardees will undertake research projects aiming to address and improve general practice medical education and training, over a period of 12 months from 1 January 2022 to 31 December 2022.
A qualitative exploration of the impact of telehealth in vocational general practice training
Understanding How to Promote and Sustain General Practice Supervisors' Wellbeing
Becoming a general practitioner/rural generalist supervisor: registrars' and new fellows' perceptions of the incentives, enablers and barriers
Registrar onboarding in general practice: exploring the views and experiences of GP registrars, GP Supervisors and practice managers
Education Research Grant program 2022 Cohort Guide
2022 RSC-ERG program
The RACGP called for nominations of research priorities from a wide variety of stakeholders in August 2021. Following this process, an RACGP internal expert panel reviewed the submissions and determined the following three research projects to be undertaken in 2022:
- Synthesis of RACGP-funded education research activity, findings, challenges, enablers and impacts 2015-2021, and implications for delivering a successful program of education research in Profession-led General Practice
- Understanding the nexus between Training Practice Employment, Relationships and Assessment
- Capturing best practice RTO-led initiatives in general practice training
The third project is to include the following:
- An evidence-based framework for best educational practice
- Consultation with key stakeholders across the training sector (trainees, supervisors and medical educators) to capture best practice in a number of key areas.
- Key areas of focus:
- Use of technology, Trainee support and remediation, Aboriginal Health and cultural competency, Research training and Recruitment of junior doctors into general practice training.