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The outage will commence from 8.00 pm Friday January 19 until approximately 10.00 pm Saturday January 20 (AEDT).

Medical Educators and Supervisors

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


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 organisatioins (RTO) training GP Registrars, 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.

General Practice Supervisors Australia (GPSA) represents GP Supervisors within the Australian General Practice Training program.

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 organisatioins (RTO). 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 RTO.

How to become one

If you are interested in joining the dynamic team of medical educators around Australia, please contact your local RTO. 

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