Issue 7, December 2009
A celebration of
AOGP will be closed to the public from
21 December 2009–4 January 2010
Issue 7, December 2009
Yes, as the picture declares it was recently my birthday and
I have now entered my 5th decade. I was born on the cusp
of an era where society’s rules were starting to be openly
challenged; the impossible was thought to be possible.
I am certain that this environmental backdrop during my
upbringing ﬂavoured my approach to dealing with matters.
I was never going to be a passive passenger of life! I would
like to think that this augers well for the interesting next
phase in GP Training and the increasing use of the General
Practice community environment for broader medical
Acknowledging GPET’s new national responsibility for the
distribution of the prevocational funding, AOGP, together
Happy 50th Birthday Linda!
with Sturt Fleurieu, recently co-hosted an information day.
This event achieved its goal of allowing new and not-so-
new PGPPP providers to share their models of training and
education delivery for this cohort of ﬂedgling doctors. The
importance and relevancy of this program is perhaps best
expressed in the simple fact that more than 50% of AOGP’s
new Registrars come through the PGPPP program, and 100%
of the participants would recommend a GP prevocational
placement to other junior doctors, regardless of their career
aspirations. We need to ensure this General Practice-
based training, in private practice settings, continues to be
accurately funded. Equally, our aim will be to expand the
program so that an even larger percentage of Interns may
take up this important training opportunity.
In other sections of the newsletter, I have bid Alison
Marrinan a long-term adieu as she heads back overseas
to live, and Vanessa Ryan a temporary adieu as she heads
into motherhood. I want to reiterate our good wishes to
them both as they enter these new phases in their lives.
New personnel are currently being recruited to pick up the
responsibilities undertaken by both these able people.
As 2009 concludes—I think to the bemusement of a few—I
am really quite excited by the prospect of what this next
decade holds, both professionally and personally. This is, in
a major part, because of my family and the team I work with,
both within our organisation and more broadly in our region.
A big thank you to all, and may this season of celebration
unfold exactly as you wish.
Chief Executive Ofﬁcer
A celebration of PGPPP 04
Prime your practice
From the RLOs 10
AOGP’s night of nights 11
Out-of-practice Education Calendar 12
From Alison Farewell to a PGPPP
A fond farewell to all the wonderful champion
PGPPP Stakeholders and others
Alison Marrinan, AOGP’s indomitable
in AOGP’s broader community
PGPPP advocate, is leaving at year’s end to
with whom I’ve had the pleasure of
return to Singapore with her husband, Tony.
working with over the past four and
It is with mixed feelings that we bid a fond
a half years. It has been particularly
farewell to Alison.
rewarding to see the exponential
learning achieved by the junior AOGP, and speciﬁcally our PGPPP
doctors during their well supervised, stakeholders have been the major
well supported and conﬁdence- benefactors of Alison’s sterling efforts. She
building PGPPP placements. has approached her role with enthusiasm
and a determined endeavour that has
‘Alison to Outback’ has made a ensured PGPPP has translated into a
great contribution to GP education successful and well established landmark
by developing and fostering program that sits across the AOGP
an education team which has landscape.
successfully attracted junior doctors
to the specialty.’ We are truly grateful for all her great work
PGPPP Project Coordinator and she will be very much missed. We wish
Dr Peter Donohoe, Supervisor her success and happiness in this next
important stage of her life.
‘The success of PGPPP has ‘Her commitment to the ‘From the very ﬁrst ‘Alison has a calm
been due not only to the PGPPP has been very day Alison has been demeanour, but beneath
quality, enthusiasm and hard inspiring. She is insightful friendly, approachable, that tranquil exterior is a
work of our GP Supervisors and astute and will be greatly compassionate and reliable. powerhouse of energy,
but to the thoroughness missed, both by the junior My PGPPP experience is directing, organising and
and efﬁciency of Alison’s doctors whom she welcomes that much more memorable moulding the PGPPP into
administrative work. We’ve warmly and the rest of the due to her encouragement a structure which will retain
really appreciated her team, whom she values and support.’ her imprint for many years.’
support and wish her all the and pushes to continually
best in her new venture’ improve the implementation Dr Angela Molga, Intern Dr Don Clarkson, Supervisor
of the program.’
Dr Ken Hand, Director Clinical
Training, Modbury Hospital Dr Helen Mullner, Medical
Issue 7, December 2009
Rural Telehealth Education
Educational Two exciting telehealth pilot trials have
Innovations been run over the past year evaluating
initiatives for enhancing rural junior
PGPPP at AOGP has made signiﬁcant doctor training.
educational advances that also have
potential beneﬁts for the broader General 1) A very successful study involved
Practice community. rural Interns performing follow-up
Rhuematology consultations in
UpToDate association with an Adelaide-based
We performed a research evaluation study specialist via videophone link-up.
on the use of a leading online medical
reference site, UpToDate, at PGPPP 2) The second study involves rural
practices. The initiative concluded that interns being observed while
UpToDate: consulting via virtual practice visits
utilising Skype technology by
has a signiﬁcant impact on patient Adelaide-based educators.
management, in keeping with other
A celebration of independent research; Telehealth is emerging as one of
PGPPP is a valuable resource to efﬁciently the fastest growing areas in modern
medicine. Our pilot studies are
provide answers to clinical questions
Background in General Practice; important bodies of work for AOGP
to further progress with potential for
The federally funded Prevocational has been enthusiastically adopted by enhancing PGPPP, Registrar and IMG
General Practice Placements Program our PGPPP practices aspiring to best education.
(PGPPP) commenced in January practice;
2005. The program enables junior enhances Junior Doctor training in Core Tutorial Package
doctor training in rural, regional and General Practice. We’ve developed a Core Tutorial
metropolitan general practice and Package to assist PGPPP Supervisors
community health service settings. An Australian ﬁrst joint-site subscription with their mentoring and in-practice
In the start-up phase, support from for a training provider and associated formal tutorial teaching roles. The
the Postgraduate Medical Council of Practices was negotiated and arranged Package of 20 clinical and 2 non-
SA (PMCSA) and SA Medical Board for our PGPPP practices. AOGP clinical topics facilitates core knowledge
allowed for the inclusion of General Registrar training practices have followed training and encourages intentional
Practice as a Core Term option for suit as have other RTPs around the nation. learner focused teaching.
Intern training to achieve full medical A NSW RTP recently wrote:
registration. Other RTPs are purchasing copies of
‘We are also planning to provide the Package for their PGPPP training
Over the past ﬁve years AOGP UpToDate for our practices, and they practices and we are also looking to
has trained 164 junior doctors in have offered the same deal that you have incorporate this resource into Registrar
association with our outstanding negotiated—thanks for leading the way training at AOGP.
PGPPP practices and feeder tertiary for us!’
hospitals. This has involved Interns See below for details.
(PGY 1) since 2005, currently with
three rural and three urban practices
and Trainee Medical Ofﬁcers (TMO-
PGY 2+) since 2008 with two urban
practices. Get your A unique resource produced by
the PGPPP team to assist busy
Supervisors deliver in-practice
The package has online resources,
on our incorporates different learning styles
and suits Junior Doctors, Registrars
and Medical Students.
Core Tutorial Package Small Group teaching
now available from AOGP Asthma
Breaking Bad News
Urban Group PGPPP tutorials Interactive virtual consulting and training for
PGPPP is active in multi-level learning/
teaching for interns and TMOs in Presentations Marrinan A, Mullner H, Kelly T, Donohoe P.
the practice environment including
coordination of: Reﬁning the Gold: Urban PGPPP
Practice-based urban PGPPP Marrinan A, Meertens S, Pryzbylko J.
International Conference on Successes
North-East Division of General & Failures in Telehealth 2009
Practice PGPPP Group Session Brisbane, Nov 2009
These initiatives have been successful Interns facilitating specialist consults via
and stimulated interest for similar videophone technology in rural general
educational opportunities in the practice.
Registrar training community. Kelly T, Burnet S, Marrinan A, Donohoe P,
Indigenous Chronic Care
Management ACR/ARHP Annual Scientiﬁc Meeting
AOGP support an outreach initiative Philadelphia, PA, Oct 2009
for rural Interns to have an opportunity Rheumatology telemedicine in rural
to accompany a Clare-based GP on a Australia.
PGPPP Supervisors, practices and Burnet S, Kelly T, Marrinan A, Donohoe P,
3-day trip to Wilcannia to participate the AOGP team have engaged in
in an Indigenous chronic health care Wade V.
numerous conference presentations at
strategy. This initiative provides a unique both national and international levels General Practice Education and
educational opportunity and exposure recently during 2009, reporting on the Training Convention
to the possibility of multiple and varied ongoing innovative and dedicated work Adelaide, Sept 2009
work opportunities for GPs. of our training collaborations with Junior Virtual Education Visits in PGPPP: Reaping
Doctor training. As well as reports on Rewards.
the previously mentioned initiatives, we Mullner H, Marrinan A, Kelly T, Donohoe P,
presented a review of the multi-faceted
role of PGPPP Supervisors at an urban Dynamic Digital Innovations Linking
practice, and an overview of ﬁve years Specialists and PGPPP. Marrinan A, Kelly T,
of experience with PGPPP training. Burnet S, Donohoe P, Wade T.
‘Coasting to Gold’ PGPPP: Our Glass is more than half full!
14th National Prevocational Medical Marrinan, A, Donohoe, P.
Gold Coast, Nov 2009
Interns at Wilcannia: An Outback Venture
Haydon D, Marrinan A, Nugent M.
A Core Tutorial Package
To inform in-practice teaching during PGPPP terms
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For more information and to purchase
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Pregnancy Concerns Authors
Ms Alison Marrinan
Dr Christel Burton
Referral Writing Adelaide to Outback
GP training program
Dr Peter Donohoe
Dr Sarah Meertens
Dr Helen Mullner
Dr Brenton Wait
Issue 7, December 2009
IMG Fellowship International In 2009, AOGP supported 34 IMGs who
are preparing for their Fellowship exams
Honour Roll Medical Graduate by engaging in the variety of set education
and support, provided to them through the
The following lists those who have Fellowship Exam AOGP Fellowship support program.
participated in the AOGP Fellowship
Exam Support Program and have since Support Program: Most recently, IMGs have been involved
in an online exam preparation group
gained their FRACGP 2004-2009
A Historical Journey together with rurally-based GP Registrars.
Dr Shahabudin Abdullah AOGP has supported International
The ongoing challenge for AOGP is the
Dr Aruna Abeyratne Medical Graduates (IMGs) to prepare for
tension between the complex needs of
Dr Manique Abeyratne their Fellowship via the practice-eligible
IMGs and tailoring education to meet
Dr Sikiru Adedeji route since 2003. During this time, AOGP
these needs in an uncertain ﬁnancial
Dr Humphrey Adzanku has supported a number of IMGs, from 8
environment. Despite this, AOGP
Dr Farooq Ahmad IMGs in 2003 to 34 in 2009. This support
continues its commitment to address
Dr Sheeper Ahmed has been made possible through funding
the learning needs of IMGs through a
Dr Olukayode Ajao provided by the Rural Doctors Workforce
personalised approach to the individual.
Dr Tewogbola Ajisebutu Agency (RDWA).
Dr Mohammad Al-Kamil
The dedication of the Medical Educators,
Dr Robert Armstrong This funding enabled the Fellowship Exam International Medical Graduates and the
Dr Muhammad Asif Support Program to achieve the following IMG team has enabled another great year
Dr Zak Baig education and support to IMGs: in the life of the IMG Fellowship Support
Dr Shyam Bhaksar Program. We would like to take this
Dr Seshu Boda Provide tailored educational support opportunity to thank all of the people who
Dr Manesh Chhanabhai for IMGs based in rural regions of the have been dedicated to the program and
Dr Henry Dibiamaka AOGP training program would like to wish you a wonderful festive
Dr James Francis Develop and support a rurally season and safe and happy new year.
Dr Manoj George
located, hub-based team of Medical
Dr P.K. Georgelin
Dr Nasreen Ghouse
Dr Christopher Gora Improve exam preparedness and pass
Dr Judith Grobler rates among IMGs
Dr Nouman Iftikhar
However, for the program to better
Dr Chandra Jinabhai
address identiﬁed challenges and improve
Dr Willem Joubert
Dr Prabh Jyot Singh
sustainability of support, further funding
Dr Sarfraz Kailani
was required. AOGP was successful
Dr Shanthi Kandasamy
in obtaining additional GPET funding
Dr Iram Khawaja through the Rural Outreach Vocational
Dr Indra Kuhanandha Education (ROVE) pilot program. The
Dr Maxwell Lartey ROVE funding enabled the Fellowship
Dr Abdul Matin Exam Support Program to provide
Dr Charles Meribole additional support to IMGs, professional
Dr Muhammad Mughal development for Medical Educators,
Dr Johanna Muller Supervisors, and formally involve other
Dr Suja Mundattu key stakeholders including Divisions of
Dr Iram Nouman General Practice.
Dr Igwe Nwachuku
During the ROVE funding period, 30
Dr James Ogundipe
IMGs were supported in their preparation
Dr Sam Olaiya
for Fellowship exams. The ROVE funding
Dr Uchechukwu Onwuchekwa
Dr James Otiende
was available to the IMG program from
Dr Hemant Patel
October 2006 to September 2007.
Dr Reuben Phiri
Despite the success of the ROVE pilot
Dr Sheilnin Pisani
funding period, ongoing enhanced
Dr P.V. Pradeep
Dr Asif Rasheed
funding was not made available beyond
Dr Santhosh Retnaswamy
September 2007. Since this time, AOGP
Dr Fazal Shabudin
support for IMGs, although continuing,
Dr Simon Stilgoe has been reduced to ﬁt within the funding
Dr Muhammad Tariq available.
Dr Dinesh Trehan
Dr Geeta Trehan
Dr Jagdish Trivedy
Dr Michael Voin
Dr Paul Wolf
It is always wonderful to work with GP
The season for Supervisors in their practice, through
celebrations the sharing of resources during out-of-
practice training. At the recent Supervisor
In this season of celebrations, it is good workshop series, at Moonta Bay, this
to recognise achievement and celebrate was well illustrated as we shared ideas,
with this year’s FRACGP and FACRRM learned new concepts and encouraged
graduates that have come through the each other in our role as teachers.
Adelaide to Outback (AOGP) program.
Dr Lawrie McArthur There have been countless hours of As an education team we are looking
Medical Director hard work and sacriﬁce, by the individual to further build and incorporate the in-
doctors, and their families. There is a practice teaching with the out-of-practice
much wider medical education team— training and continually ensure this aligns
which includes the Supervisors and with the RACGP and ACRRM curriculum
Practice Managers—that is also involved and learning needs. To this end members
in the planning, facilitation, support, of the Medical Education Team have
mentoring, and training that has also recently completed a review of the AOGP
contributed to this success. So well done Education Framework. The enhanced
to one and all! version of the framework will more clearly
articulate to the Registrar what they need
As you are aware, at all times AOGP to learn and enable better monitoring
aims to promote and celebrate of progress throughout training by the
high quality General Practice. This Registrars and AOGP Medical Education
includes introducing medical students team. It will also provide Supervisors and
and junior doctors to what is often Medical Educators with reﬁned prompts,
their ﬁrst exposure to primary health guidance and resources to value-add
environment/s and general practitioner to their teaching. This version of the
work, through new programs like First framework will be introduced during the
Wave Scholarships, the GP Student ﬁrst semester of 2010. Watch this space!
Network (GPSN) and the upcoming GP
Compass program. Equally over the last As we celebrate this year, we look
ﬁve years AOGP has been instrumental in forward to the next, and continuing to
consolidating the prevocational placement work with you, and others, collaboratively,
of interns in General Practice, and more and passionately, to inspire the next
recently post-intern junior doctors as well. generation of General Practitioners.
We also celebrate the changing face of
General Practice through the diverse
group of International Medical Graduates
whom ably service our rural communities.
We are intent on continuing to be able to
assist in supporting and facilitating their
efforts to successfully sit the RACGP
A new chapter As part of her role, Vanessa has had
speciﬁc responsibility for the IMG
for mother-to-be Fellowship Exam Support Program
Vanessa portfolio together with Ahna Holland as
the Education Ofﬁcer.
Thankfully we are bidding Vanessa Ryan,
one of our Education Team Coordinators We would like to take this opportunity
(ETC – Program Delivery) only a to thank Vanessa for her dedication to
temporary adieu. Early in the new year ensuring that this somewhat beleaguered
Vanessa, together with husband Peter, will program has maintained its focus and
be heralding the arrival of their ﬁrst child. intent. Our aim is to continue to support
Vanessa will then be taking maternity our IMG doctors to the best of our
leave for the majority of 2010. We wish abilities and ﬁnancial capacity, in their
her and Peter many good times ahead as pursuit of the FRACGP.
they get to know their new babe over the
Issue 7, December 2009
This study group uses a platform called
Exam success! Virtual study: Sound Elluminate, which is hosted by ACRRM.
Congratulations to the following people
who have just recently passed their good? The program has assisted our RLOs,
Drs Lexi Yuill and Jennifer Roberts to
RACGP Semester 2 2009 exams. We recommend that when you expertly guide the group through a
are preparing for your summative number of practice Multiple Choice
Dr Heidi Arellano assessments, you join a study group at Questions and case studies. The group
least 6 months prior to the exam. While has also shared resources and discussed
Dr Jemma Elliott face-to-face study groups are fabulous, exam hints and tips.
and we know a number of AOGP
Dr Vishi Goonewardene Registrars are already involved in these, The group is for Registrars, and IMG
they can be particularly difﬁcult to access doctors in our Fellowship Exam Support
Dr Katherine Lypourlis for rural-based Registrars. Program, who are studying for their
summative assessments in Semester
Dr Tonia Mezzini To overcome the ‘tyranny of distance’ that 1 2010. The group meets weekly on
rural Registrars sometimes feel, AOGP Tuesday evenings at 6.30pm. If you have
Dr Stella Prescott has recently initiated a new format for our not yet joined up and would like to, please
virtual study group. contact Ahna Holland on 8366 3101.
Dr Collette Richards
Dr Adam Storey
Refer to the article below to see how
you too can achieve the same success
in your exams!
AOGP Exam If you are you thinking about sitting for
your RACGP exam, or your ACRRM
The Exam Preparation Handbook is
available on GPRime under iForms
Preparation summative assessments next year, your and Documents for download.
Handbook ﬁrst port of call should be the AOGP
A speciﬁc handbook for the ACRRM
Exam Preparation Handbook. This
recently updated handbook takes you summative assessments preparation
will be released in 2010.
New and through what you need to do, and the
resources you need to use in the 12
months leading up to your exam. It is
improved! written by those who have successfully
completed their exams.
A time to celebrate!
Recently while in Paris and London, I
was surrounded by wonderful Christmas
lights, displays, decorations and an
air of joyful celebration. This time of
the year is great for reﬂecting on what
has transpired over the previous 12
months and AOGP has many things to
celebrate in 2009.
At the November meeting, the RACGP
Council endorsed a pilot trial of SA-
related RTPs to self-accredit training
practices within their regional footprint.
This exciting innovation is an example
of collaboration between SA, NT and
the RACGP, and will streamline the
accreditation and re-accreditation
process for Supervisors and practices.
We are currently in discussion with
ACRRM to mirror this trial for the
training posts delivering their program.
We celebrate the addition of two new
training posts: Streaky Bay Medical
Clinic and Tranmere Village Medical
Centre, who will be having a Registrar
for the ﬁrst time next semester. There
are additional Supervisors being
accredited in a number of our existing
training practices and we warmly
welcome them to the team. We also
welcome practices who are in the
process of coming on board later in the
year. These additional training posts
have been selected to complement
our existing training posts, both from
a clinical environment and regional
A big thank you to all for your ongoing
contributions to the program.
Together, the Medical
Education team thank
everyone for your
the year, and wish you
all a relaxing, safe and
Roberta Morris happy holiday season.
‘Galeries Lafayette’ in Paris.
Photo by Roberta’s son, Tim.
Issue 7, December 2009
The PMLOs have also used the email
SLO Update Prime your practice distribution functions to send out emails
As most of you would be aware, there Over the past couple of years, AOGP to all Practice Managers on a variety
has been a report commissioned on has been implementing a transition from of subjects. This has become a useful
our health system, undertaken by the a paper-based information management networking tool and through this process
National Health and Hospital Reform system to an online system. we have been able to link Practice
Commission (NHHRC). A number The roll out of GPRime has been a Managers with other practices dealing
of leading people in the health area challenging and sometimes frustrating with similar issues.
were involved, including Prof Justin process for all parties involved, but The iForms section is a great repository
Beilby. The report, ‘A healthier future perseverance has been rewarded and of useful documents for managing the
for all Australians’, has made many most practices are now using GPRime training program in your practice.
recommendations to the Health Minister successfully. For example:
with regard to the direction our health
system may be taking in the future. GPRime has become a very useful tool Training Post Placement Needs
for Practice Managers, enabling them Checklist
The AOGP board have been, and will to;
continue to consider the implications of AOGP Education Calendar
Review their practice’s details
these recommendations for GP training Terms & Conditions
Access the Address Book
and the GP education community. The Summary of Registrar Activity
containing the contact details for
SLOs are looking forward to being
AOGP Registrars, Supervisors,
actively involved in these ongoing
Education Team, Practice
deliberations. As part of his duties with Mr Danny Haydon
Managers & Training Practices
the Adelaide Western General Practice PMLO - Rural
Network, Roly recently attended the Check on the progress and status
AGPN National Fourm in Sydney. This of Summary of Registrar Activity
forum focussed on this report, and reports (SORAs)
allowed GPs, as Supervisors, to convey
to the government how they feel about
the health system and it’s future, as well
as their involvement in post-graduate
education. Roly is looking to provide
AOGP management with a brieﬁng on
the outcomes of this forum in 2010. He
is also happy to be contacted by any
Supervisors interested in discussing this From the RLOs
further. Dr Lexie Yuill
Both SLOs have been facilitating the Liaison Ofﬁcer (RLO)
Many changes have occurred on a
SLO forums as part of the Supervisor national level this year. 2009 saw
workshop series. Issues raised from the RACGP exams ‘uncoupled’ and
these discussions will be addressed as a substantial increase in exam fees.
part of their ongoing work in 2010. GPRA successfully lobbied the
RACGP to secure ﬁnancial rebates
for RACGP members who faced
Dr Jennifer Roberts
increased exam fees with little notice.
There have also been changes to the
Liaison Ofﬁcer (RLO) Rural Registrar Incentive Payments,
Dr Roly Vinci
with more Registrars now eligible to
receive payments for time spent in rural
Liaison Ofﬁcer (SLO) areas, and increased reward for long
term dedicated service to rural areas.
The possibility of accelerated part
time training remains a topic of debate
at present, and there is continued
discussion about the compulsory rural
terms in GP training verses outer
Dr Ben Abbot
metropolitan terms and work in areas
Liaison Ofﬁcer (SLO) of workforce shortage. Stay tuned as
more developments roll out!
Our key messages:
1. GPRime is the place to go for the
latest, most up to date information
for how to manage the training
program in your practice.
2. If you want to ensure that you
receive all the information sent out
to Practice Managers, we advise
you to log on to GPRime and
check that your contact details are
GPRime is available at:
PMLO - Urban
AOGP’s night of Congratulations
nights! to the 2009
On Friday 11 December, the 2009 AOGP Graduands
Graduands’ Dinner was held for the
ﬁrst time, at the beautiful Mortlock Dr Talal Baaj
Wing of the South Australian Library. Dr Faisal Bachok
This new, larger venue perfectly Dr Kris Bascomb
GPRA Future Series complemented this prestigious event. Dr Adrienne Burchard
Jen recently had the opportunity Congratulations goes to all Registrars Dr Don Cameron
to attend the GPRA Future Series who have now attained their FRACGP. Dr Sonia Ciccocioppo
in Sydney. GPRA put together a Special mention goes to Drs Philippa Dr James Doube
fantastic program of speakers from all Harris and Kate Le Cong who won the
over the country, with topics ranging Dr Kerrie Francis
Justin Beilby medals for the highest
from business skills and practice Dr Philippa Harris
AOGP RACGP exam scores in
management to self-care and legal 2008.2 and 2009.1 respectively. Dr James Herbert
issues. Everyone is encouraged to look Dr Jalal Khasanov
out for future GPRA offerings such Congratulations also to those who Dr Andrew Kuliwaba
as this, particularly those who may be attained their FACRRM. Special
post-exam and starting to think about Dr Kate Le Cong
mentions go to Drs James Doube and
‘where to next?’. It may be a good use Simon Wilson who won the Dr Sarah Lucy
for your Professional Development Jack Shepherd medals for the highest Dr Geoffrey Menzies
stipend once you have ﬁnished buying AOGP ACRRM exam scores in Dr Rebecca Moore
text books for a while. 2008.2 and 2009.1. Dr Helen Mullner
Changeover Due to the timing of this December Dr Hien Ong-Dinh
Both of us are completing our terms newsletter, we have been unable to Dr Angela Retchford
as RLOs at the end of the semester. share photos of the event in print, but Dr Corina Sims
We have enjoyed our time immensely look out for them online at Dr Alex van Rooijen
and have gained insight into Registrar www.adelaidetooutback.com.au Dr Kathy Wallace
training on an RTP, state and national
level. Thanks to all at AOGP for their More details about the event will also Dr Simon Wilson
support. Watch this space for an be included in the March 2010 edition Dr Alexandra Yuill
announcement regarding fresh new
RLO faces in 2010!
January 2010 March 2010
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2 Semester 2 2009 ends 6 RACGP Written exam
3 Semester 1 2010 begins 15-17 Education Block Release GPT1
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10 Education Block Release GPT3 18 Hospital RDL Hospital
11 Education Block Release GPT2 19 Supervisor Workshop
12 Education Block Release GPT1 31 Urban RDL GPT1 & GPT2
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