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Education Committees

RACGP Rural Education Committee

Rural Education Committee

RACGP Rural Education Committee

The Rural Education Committee is a sub-committee of the RACGP Rural Board and provides direction to RACGP Rural on education, general practice vocational training and the Fellowship in Advanced Rural General Practice (FARGP).

Functions and Responsibilities

  • Enhance excellence in general practice training and education through providing input into:
    • standards
    • curriculums
    • assessments
    • quality assurance
    • ongoing professional development
  • Provide advice to the RACGP Rural Board and RACGP management on the FARGP and rural education initiatives.
  • Identify enablers and barriers for increasing enrolment in the FARGP.
  • Consult and liaise with stakeholders to seek their feedback on the FARGP and other rural education initiatives.
  • Provide advice to the RACGP on initiatives related to Joint Consultative Committees (JCC).
  • Support the RACGP Rural team to assist candidates to complete the requirements of the FARGP.
  • Consider any other matters pertinent to rural general practice education as required, or as delegated by the RACGP Rural Board.

Committee members

  • Dr Tim Mooney - Chair, Rural Education Committee
  • Dr John Buckley - Deputy Chair, Rural Education Committee
  • Dr Ken Wanguhu - RACGP Rural Censor
  • Associate Professor Ayman Shenouda - Chair, RACGP Rural Board
  • Dr Adam Brownhill
  • Dr Riitta Partanen
  • Dr Allison Turnock
  • Dr Sandra Mendel
  • Dr Vanessa Moran
  • Dr Eugene Wong

Also in attendance

  • Dr Ross Wilson - Past Chair, Rural Education Committee
  • Dr Janice Bell – Chair, RACGP Expert Committee – Post Fellowship Education
  • Dr Kaye Atkinson – Chair, RACGP Expert Committee – Pre Fellowship Education
  • Mark Rowe – General Manager, RACGP Education Services
  • Chris Kyranis - Manager, RACGP Rural

More information

The Rural Education Committee meets face-to-face once a year and by teleconference four times a year. Rural Education Committee terms are for three years, with a maximum of two consecutive three year terms allowed.

Vacant Positions

There are currently no vacant positions on the Rural Education Committee.

For further details please contact REC Chair via rural@racgp.org.au or contact 1800 636 764