MCCC Bulletin – 5 October 2017

In this issue of the MCCC Bulletin :

  • The GP Supervisor as teacher – be part of research about protected teaching in general practice
  • Opportunities – RWAV Director nominations, Victorian Rural Health Awards and more
  • Thumbs up for cultural awareness training
  • GP Jobs

Download the bulletin HERE

Are you a Supervisor who is willing to share your knowledge about teaching?

The GP supervisor as teacher: Protected teaching in general practice
MCCC has been awarded a research grant by ACRRM to investigate the protected teaching that takes place in training posts.

If you are currently supervising a registrar and are willing to share your knowledge about your teaching; with the potential personal benefit of gaining new insights about your teaching practice, then you can download more details about the project here: The GP-supervisor as teacher – Flyer 050917

If you are willing to be a participant, or just want to know more about the project, please telephone or email Tim Clement: 0419 857 153 or

Register now for combined MCCC & Monash Supervisor Workshop in Bendigo (21-22 October 2017)

Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 of October 2017: MCCC in conjunction with Monash School of Rural Health Bendigo will be delivering a two day supervisors workshop in Bendigo.

Download the full workshop program here: MCCC Monash combined workshop program 2017

The guest speaker for this workshop is Dr Genevieve Yates, a medical educator, GP and writer.  Genevieve worked in GP training for over a decade and was an Associate Director of Training with North Coast GP Training until December 2015. In 2014 she was awarded GPET’s Medical Educator of the Year. Currently Genevieve is the RACGP Queensland Censor, RACGP Expert Committee member (Pre-Fellowship Education) and senior examiner, a performance assessor for AHPRA and a member of MDA National’s Education Services Advisory Group (ESAG).  She also works as an educator/ facilitator for MDA National and the Black Dog Institute.

Interested in attending ?

Please register ASAP via MeL or email Workshop Coordinator, Terri Mathot on Please advise your accommodation needs, dietary requirements and attendance to dinner on Saturday night.

MCCC Bulletin – 15 September 2017

Ollie Hopkins (11 from Crafers in S.A.) with medical staff who saved his life after a cardiac arrest at Falls Creek. Paramedic David Ferris (left), MICA Flight Paramedic Paul Rankin, and Dr Lauren Tanzen from Falls Creek Medical Centre in front of the chopper with Ollie at the Air Ambulance Air Wing at Essendon Airport.
Picture: Jay Town

In this issue:

  • GP expertise helps save the life of a young boy
  • Upcoming CPD opportunities
  • 2018 Aboriginal health posts and special interest opportunities
  • Practice match update

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MCCC Bulletin – 25 August 2017

In this issue:

  • MCCC showcases and shares expertise at GPTEC2017
  • Registrations open for Culcha: ‘Living our Lore’ – a new Aboriginal Cultural Education and Camp developed by MCCC and ‘Healing the Spirit’
  • Practice match 2018 – timelines and resources for practices and registrars
  • New resources avialable on MeL – MCCC’s e-learning platform

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“Living our Lore” – Aboriginal Cultural Education and Camps

Join ‘Healing the Spirit’ who will present a special program developed for MCCC GP Training.

  • build your Cultural Competence
  • join camp fire yarning and a walk with Elder
  • understand the significance of Men’s and Women’s business – Aboriginal Health
  • complete Culcha camp ‘in their footsteps’ with a journey from Barmah to Shepparton following the actual trek of Yorta Yorta people from the Cummeragunga Walkoff to the Flats at Shepparton/Mooroopna

Dates: 28 – 29 October

Where: Shepparton and Barmah Lakes

Download a brochure with more details. Culcha Camp – October 2017

Registrations are now open for this incredible opportunity. Limited places available

Contact: Samantha Delphin, North East office


tel: (02) 6062 3814



Opportunity for MCCC registrars – apply for Registrar Medical Educator positions for 2018

Four positions, all fractional appointments (0.5 FTE)

(Metro West, North East, North West and South West)

MCCC GP Training is seeking expressions of interest from GP Registrars who are training with MCCC under the Australian General Practice Training Program and who will be entering their GPT3 term in February 2018.

Registrar Medical Educators (RMEs) will, under the guidance of our Medical Educators, assist with planning, developing and delivering education activities within the respective training region.

Whilst the role of RME demands balance with other professional and personal obligations, it does provide significant scope for personal growth and development within a supportive team and an active educational environment.  You will be involved in the contributing to the development of innovative education and training methods and approaches, participate in curriculum planning, implementation, evaluation and review and you will respond to queries from Registrars about learning planning and education and training requirements.

By the completion of the RME term, Registrars will be able to teach, manage and co-ordinate educational activities effectively, facilitate Registrar learning, undertake evaluation of activities and programs and promote quality improvement.

Please contact the Regional Head of Education in your region:

Metro West – Dr Thanh Nguyen

North East – Dr Ursula Read

North West – Dr Rachel Lee

South West – Dr Marg Garde

Expressions of Interest close on Monday 21 August 2017



Opportunity – Education Quality Manager (12 month contract)

MCCC GP Training has an exciting opportunity for an experienced and passionate Education Quality Manager to join our team, with your work location to be in one of our four regional offices – Bendigo, Parkville, Warrnambool or Wodonga.

The person we are looking for will have a broad range of high level planning, project management and communication skills, with the ability to encourage optimum performance of the people and processes across the MCCC team.


For more details, download the Position Description – Education Quality Manager, and visit Seek here.

Practice match 2018 – how it works, key dates

Useful tips and resources – practice match 2018

MCCC’s practice match for 2018 AGPT placements will open on Friday 8 September 2017 and close on Friday, 27 October.

Download these resources and timelines to view key dates and actions for each stage of practice match

Key points

  • During the practice match period applicants who have been offered a place in 2018 will be asked to contact practices in their allocated sub region to arrange an interview.
  • MCCC will advertise available vacancies for Term 1 2018 GP training positions on the MCCC website from Friday 8 September.
  • Registrars – update your CV and have it ready to send to practices from 8 September.
  • Practices – all interviews will be held from 2-27 October. If you are a Practice Manager, please set aside days for interview/s during this period. Please do not arrange interviews before practice match opens. Some practices with special considerations will be able to commence earlier interviews.
  • More information on preference processes will be available closer to the match opening.

Download these resources for more details:

Preparing for practice match interviews – tips

We understand that your practice is a busy place. Here are some simple tips to help ensure interviews run smoothly at your practice:

tipProvide an outline of a typical registrar roster in writing at the time of the interview.  Include in hours, evenings, after hours, on call and weekend work in the outline. Though normal working hours are 8 am – 8 pm during weekdays and 8 am -1 pm on Saturdays, having GP registrars working every Friday evening or every Saturday morning may not be in the “spirit” of a training environment. However, if your practice chooses this rostering arrangement, please have this in writing at the time of interview.

tipEnsure you have a copy of your practice contract available at the time of interview so that the registrar is able to take it away and read it. Your contract should include, an outline of the roster including in hours, evenings, after hours, on call and weekend work and the days that they are rostered. It should also outline teaching times and when they will occur, and outline Supervision and supervisor availability.

tipOther things to discuss at interview could include any known leave, both for the registrar and yourselves, so that any arrangements that need to be made can be done well ahead of time.



Key policies

Here are links to key policies relevant to practice match for the 2018 AGPT intake:

Visit this link for information about National Terms and Conditions for the Employment of GP Registrars.