10 October 2018

South Australian GP named 2018 General Practice Supervisor of the Year

The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) is delighted to announce that Dr Holly Deer of Crystal Brook Medical Practice, South Australia, is the recipient of the 2018 General Practice Supervisor of the Year Award.

The award recognises the dedication of a GP who has significantly contributed towards the training and mentoring of general practice registrars, leading by example and inspiring those coming through the system to gain a strong appreciation of the profession.

RACGP President-elect Dr Harry Nespolon said Dr Deer is a deserving recipient of the award for her exemplary commitment to teaching registrars and medical students. 

“Dr Deer’s approach to GP training goes beyond the text book,” Dr Nespolon said.

“She is a strong advocate for the positive wellbeing of each and every one of her registrars and is committed to teaching time management skills to help them avoid burnout, alongside practical strategies to apply throughout the training period.

“Dr Deer has contributed to the education of many registrars and medical students during her career and will continue to be a valuable role model and teacher for future GPs in South Australia.”

Dr Nespolon said Dr Deer has demonstrated her passion for, and understanding of, health needs in her local community.

“Dr Deer has an holistic approach to her practise and is continually seeking to improve her clinical skills to ensure her patients receive the best possible care,” Dr Nespolon said.

“Setting this standard for her own general practice skills is an invaluable example for her registrars.” 

Dr Deer holds a dual fellowship with the RACGP and the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM), demonstrating her strong passion for learning and a commitment to general practice and training. Dr Deer has been involved in exam delivery for the RACGP and is trained at all levels of the Australian General Practice Training (AGPT) program. Dr Deer uses her experienced gained in exams and the AGPT program to help guide her registrars towards Fellowship. 

Dr Nespolon will present the award at the RACGP’s annual conference – GP18 – on the Gold Coast.

GP18 runs from 11 – 13 October 2018 at the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre. Visit the GP18 website for more information.

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