About the AJGP Post
The Australian Journal of General Practice (AJGP) is the official journal of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP). The AJGP aims to provide relevant, evidence-based, clearly articulated information to Australian general practitioners (GPs) to assist them in providing the highest quality patient care, applicable to the varied geographic and social contexts in which GPs work and to all GP roles as clinician, researcher, educator, practice team member and opinion leader. All articles are subject to peer review before they are accepted for publication.
The AJGP Academic Post incorporates a standard Academic Post with additional editing work. This post is a unique opportunity for a registrar to obtain medical editing experience during their academic training.
The Editorial Fellow role description can be found here.
Dr Amelia Woods
2020 AJGP Academic Post holder
“If you’re like me, and you’ve never had anyone around you doing research and you don’t know what it’s about and it seems like this scary world – you just need to hear that its fine to crack into it, and its fine to just dip your toe in”
“It was very very rewarding. The year was really beneficial, I can’t recommend it enough. I really enjoyed it”
AJGP Academic Post further information
The registrar program has moved to a structured learning program whose features are highlighted in the RACGP Editorial Fellow Learning program (2019) and whose content is detailed in the RACGP Curriculum for Australian General Practice 2019 Special Skills Unit – Editorial Fellow (EF19).
Page 1 of the Curriculum Statement details the core educational components and how this fits in with their overall learning and experience within RACGP registrar training program.
AJGP offers advanced trainees in the RACGP registrar training program a 6 or 12 month structured learning experience ideal for those interested in fostering their skills in one or more of the core domains: academic writing, critical evaluation of the literature, editorial and publication, all conducted within an ethical and professional framework. The program begins with a systematized educational program within a dedicated syllabus followed by supported practical experience. In the latter parts of the year, registrars may have the opportunity to focus on areas of specific interest.
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