GPs in Training Council


Dr Krystyna de Lange

Chair of the National Faculty of GPs in Training

Stage of training: New Fellow
RTO: General Practice Training Queensland

Dr Krystyna de Lange
Krystyna began training towards FRACGP in 2016 with GPTQ.  She took an active interest in registrar advocacy and support throughout her training, becoming a Registrar Liaison Officer and sitting on the GPRA Advisory Council.
 
In 2018 Krystyna was elected to the position of Registrar Representative on the RACGP Board. With the establishment of the new National Faculty for GPs in Training, she transitioned over to become the inaugural Chair for the GPs in Training Faculty, and her role on the Board continues in this capacity. She also represents RACGP at both GPRA Advisory Council and AMA Doctors in Training. 
 





Dr Sean Black-Tiong

South Australian Representative

Deputy Chair of the National Faculty for GPs in Training

Stage of Training: New Fellow
RTO: GPEx
 
Dr Sean Black-Tiong
Sean’s areas of interest include medical education and teaching, sports medicine, and primary care research.
 
In 2019 Sean was one of the RACGP Academic Registrars and undertook research into GP opioid prescribing in musculoskeletal conditions. He also received an RACGP Foundation grant in 2019 for research into GP management of patients after motor vehicle accidents.
 
Sean was previously a Registrar Liaison Officer for GPEx, and member of the GPRA Advisory Council.





Dr Sama Balasubramanian

NSW/ACT Representative

Stage of Training: New Fellow
RTO: GP Synergy

Dr Sama Balasubramanian
Dr Sama Balasubramanian is a GP working in regional NSW.  He was appointed GPRA President in November 2018. He has a passion for registrar advocacy and wellbeing, and sits on the GPRA Board as the Registrar Director.

He was a Registrar Liaison Officer (RLO) GP Synergy and is the registrar representative on the WentWest Primary Health Network Clinical Council. Sama was involved in multiple committees for GP Synergy, and was on the management committee for the General Practice Training and Education Conference 2017.

He is also a member of the RACGP NSW&ACT Faculty Council.






Dr Savita Kaila

Queensland Representative

Stage of Training: GPT4
RTO: JCU GP Training 

Dr Savita Kaila
Savita trained in NSW and Queensland as a junior doctor, and did her GP training in Townsville. As a registrar, she completed outreach trips to Normanton and Mornington Island and will continue doing outreach work in rural Queensland this year. She is also due to obtain fellowship in 2020. 

Savita is a member of the local GP network and of AMA Queensland.  She has a special interest in aged care and palliative care, and plans to do additional training in Palliative Care in 2021. 

Savita joined the GP in Training national faculty to be an advocate for doctors training in rural sites. 







Dr Erin O’Donnell-Taylor

Western Australia Representative

Stage of Training: New Fellow
RTO: WAGPET

Dr Erin O’Donnell-Taylor
Dr Erin O’Donnell-Taylor is the current chair of the Registrar Advisory Committee for WAGPET (WA General Practice Education and Training) and the Registrar representative on the WA RACGP Council.

She recently received her fellowship in 2020 and has had an active role within the registrar advocacy space throughout her training. Most recently she has also been elected to the Board of GPRA.

Erin trained in a variety of metropolitan hospitals, with particular focus in the areas of Emergency Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, and Psychiatry, before entering General Practice.

Erin has also completed her Certificate in Women’s Health, and has a special interest in the areas of women's and children's health.




Dr Catherine Pendrey

Northern Territory Observer

Stage of Training: New Fellow
RTO: NTGPE
 
Dr Catherine Pendrey
Catherine is currently serving as an observer on the GPiT Faculty Council, representing Northern Territory General Practitioners in Training. Catherine obtained her Fellowship in 2019 and is currently completing a FARGP with NTGPE.
 
Catherine is strongly committed to improving the quality of training and support for DITs. Catherine’s other interests include remote medicine, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health and planetary health.
 
The NT observer is an interim position. Following the inaugural elections later in 2020, NT trainees will have an independent representative on the new GPiT National Faculty Council.




Dr Jessica Tidemann

NSW/ACT representative

Stage of Training: New Fellow
RTO: GP Synergy

Dr Jessica Tidemann
Jessica is a both a member and registrar representative on the RACGP NSW/ACT Faculty Council.
 
Based in Canberra, Jessica is working in both clinical general practice, and at the Therapeutic Goods Administration. 
 
She is currently serving as a director of the GPRA Board.   She is also a former RLO for GP Synergy.







Dr Samantha Wyton

Tasmania Representative

Stage of Training: Extension awaiting fellowship
RTO: GPTT
 
Dr Samantha Wyton
Samantha is a RACGP rural stream registrar currently working in Cygnet, Tasmania and also in medical education at the University of Tasmania.  Sam is passionate about rural general practice and supporting medical students and doctors to gain experience in rural areas. 
 
She is the registrar representative for the RACGP Council in Tasmania. 
 
Clinically, Sam has special interests in perinatal and child health and palliative care. 
 





Dr Thong Le

Victoria Observer

Stage of Training: New Fellow
RTO: EVGPT

Thong Le
Thong recently completed his General Practice training working across a diverse range of practices and community health centres in metropolitan Victoria. He completed an academic post at Monash University as an extended skills post where he taught medical students completing  their General Practice rotation and also undertook a research project exploring GP registrars and their experiences with resettled refugee patients. In addition, Thong is a current RLO at EVGPT supporting registrars and also serves on the GPRA Advisory council.

Post obtaining fellowship, Thong has commenced practice in a private clinic in the inner suburbs of Melbourne and at a community health centre that serves the Trans and Gender Diverse community. He has also just commenced a Master of Medicine in the field of skin cancer.