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Education research grants - past recipients


Past recipients of the Educational Research Grant Program

Project title: Informing stronger integration across all sectors of the GP education and training pipeline
Lead Researcher: A/Prof Matthew McGrail
Research team members: Dr Tiana Gurney, Prof Katharine Wallis, A/Prof Riitta Partanen, Dr Rory Melville, A/Prof Srinivas Kondalsamy-Chennakesavan, Dr Priya Martin, A/Prof Sneha Kirubakaran, Dr Jordan Fox

Project title: Supporting best practice in the GP Clinical Learning Environment: development and validation of a benchmarking and quality improvement tool
Lead Researcher: Dr Samia Toukhsati
Research team members:  Ms Carla Taylor, A/Prof Rebecca Kippen, A/Prof Belinda O’Sullivan, Dr Charlotte Denniston, A/Prof Kevin Arlett, Prof Steve Trumble, A/Prof Jill Benson, Dr Justin Coleman, Dr Simon Morgan, Ms Leonie Chamberlain, Dr Simon Hay, A/Prof Scott Preston, Dr Lisa Clarke, Dr Kerrie Stewart, Prof Janice Bell, Dr Sophie Vasiliadis, Dr Kay Flynn, Ms Jo-anne Chapman, Mr Lachlan Butcher

Project title: Where the rubber meets the road: Teaching and learning encounters between International Medical Graduate general practice Fellowship candidates and supervisors
Lead Researcher: Dr Tim Clement
Research team members: Dr Denise Ruth, Dr Jenny Huang, A/Prof Katrina Anderson

Project Title: GP registrars as teachers in Australian general practice: a qualitative study
Lead researcher: Dr Katie Fisher
Research team members: Dr Alex Turner, Prof Parker Magin, Prof Dimity Pond, A/Prof Michelle Guppy, Dr Chris Starling, Dr Andrew Davey, Ms Irena Patsan, Dr Angelo D’Amore

2022 RTO-led ERG program

The RACGP awarded four grants to RTOs in 2022 via a competitive process. Successful awardees undertook research projects aiming to improve general practice medical education and training, over a period of 12 months from 1 January 2022 to 31 December 2022.

GP Synergy

A qualitative exploration of the impact of telehealth in vocational general practice training
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GPEx

Understanding How to Promote and Sustain General Practice Supervisors' Wellbeing
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GPTQ

Becoming a general practitioner/rural generalist supervisor: registrars' and new fellows' perceptions of the incentives, enablers and barriers
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GPTQ

Registrar onboarding in general practice: exploring the views and experiences of GP registrars, GP Supervisors and practice managers
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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, the following three research projects were conducted in 2022:

  1. A Synthesis of Education Research Grant Project activity, outputs, findings, and impacts 2015-2021, and implications for delivering a successful program of education research in Profession-led General Practice Training

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  1. PERA: An exploration of the nexus between Practice Employment, Relationships and Assessment in Training Practices

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  1. Capturing best practice RTO-led initiatives in general practice training

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GPEx

What should be in an early safety assessment? Lessons from the experts and RTO experience.

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GPEx

The financial costs and revenue associated with teaching and supervision in general practice.

See report

GP Synergy

The QUIT-CA Index (Questionable In Training Clinical Activities): associations of low-value clinical activities and relationship to RACGP Fellowship examination performance.

See report

Publication details:

Magin P, Ralston A, Tapley A, et al Low-value’ clinical care in general practice: associations of low value care in GP trainees’ practice, including formative and summative examination performance – protocol for cross-sectional and retrospective cohort study analyses using the QUestionable In Training Clinical Activities (QUIT-CA) index BMJ Open 2022;12:e058989. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2021-058989

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GP Synergy

Exploring the clinical experience of Practice Experience Program participants via an established patient encounter tracking and learning tool.

See report

GPTQ

Exploring GP medical educator and trainee perceptions of benefits, challenges and enablers to on-line and face to face teaching and learning in vocational GP training.

See report

GPTQ

Mind the gaps: preparedness of new general practitioner fellows for independent practice.

See report

GPTQ

Teaching and learning of Doctors' Health in Australian general practice training.

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MCCC

Supervisor and training Practice Audit, Development and Evaluation (SPADE).

See report See Publication - Paper 1 See Publication - Paper 2


GP Synergy

What’s in a visit? Establishing the content and perceived utility of Clinical Teaching Visits (CTV) in different settings within Australian GP training.

See report See publication

GPEx

Investigation of the adaptability, feasibility and utility of a Patient Encounter Tracking and Learning (PETAL) tool across different contexts in general practice.

See report

General Practice Training Queensland

Multisource Feedback: Performance and Reflectivity in Practice Experience Program.

See report  See publication - Paper 1  See publication - Paper 2

General Practice Training Queensland

A realist evaluation of an innovative supervisor training intervention with the aim of achieving safe and efficient consultation-based oversight, support and advice (COSA) which enhances registrar learning.

See report See publication - Paper 1 See publication - Paper 2 See publication - Paper 3

Eastern Victoria GP Training

Developing a national GP Supervisor professional development curriculum.

See report See publication

GPEx

Real-time learning logs in General Practice. Tracking in-consultation learning of general practice registrars.

See report

GP Synergy

A mixed-methods exploration of the utility of Registrar Clinical Encounters in Training (ReCEnT): a work-based assessment and Patient Encounter Tracking and Learning Tool (PETAL).

See report See publication

 

Education Research Grant program Cohort guide 2020


Eastern Victoria GP Training

From trainee to GP: the role of feedback in promoting progression to independence.

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GP Synergy

Independent practice characteristics of early-career GPs in the two years post-Fellowship, and associations with training experiences.

See report

GP Synergy

A qualitative study of a peer mentorship program for GP registrars: exploring the experiences of registrar mentees and mentors and perceived impact on registrar training and subsequent job satisfaction.

See report

General Practice Training Queensland

Medical Educators – Where do they come from? Exploring the barriers and enablers to becoming a medical educator.

See report

General Practice Training Queensland

Registrar-initiated oversight, support and advice: help-seeking in general practice training.

See report

Murray City Country Coast

Mapping the journey of the GP Registrar – Key learning experience in the first GP placement.

See report

Murray City Country Coast

Supervision of High Risk Early Consultations (SHREC) in GP Training.

See report

Education Research Grant - Special Grant Round

GPEx

The development of an evidence-based, practical and contextualized Work Based Assessment (WBA) framework for GP training and education.

See report  Supplementary Report

Publication

Prentice, S, Benson, J, Kirkpatrick, E, Schuwirth, L. Workplace‐based assessments in postgraduate medical education: A hermeneutic review. Med Educ. 2020; 00: 1‐ 12.


GP Synergy

Improving guideline compliance for prescription of benzodiazepines and related drugs in general practice registrars: a pragmatic trial employing a non-equivalent control groups design and post-intervention qualitative evaluation.

GP Synergy

Design, delivery and evaluation of an educational intervention for GP registrars in reviewing older patients’ medication regimens and de-prescribing inappropriate medications.

EVGPT

Feedback exchanges, supervisory relationships and the educational alliance: implications for GP registrar and supervisor training and support.

See publication

GPEx

Measuring the educational alliance with supervisors from the registrar perspective.

GPTT

Supervising GP Registrars – who does and doesn’t participate and why?


GPTQ

Global Assessment Tools in (medical) Education (GATE).

GPTT

Adapting and validating a tool to measure the supervisory relationship of GP supervisors.

GPTT

A qualitative study of the experience of GP supervisors and GP registrars in the management of older patients with chronic disease.


Enquiries

GP Education Research Team

  gpedresearch@racgp.org.au


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