2021 Academic Post Program

Applications for the 2021 RACGP Academic Post Program open Monday 2 March 2020 and close Monday 1 June 2020.

Read more about how to register for an information webinar and details of the application process on our 2021 Academic Post Program page.

Where can an academic placement take you?

Dr Rita McMorrow (GPT3 in our north west region) recently won the 2019 RACGP Foundation Alan Chancellor Award for being considered the best first time GP presenter of a research paper at the RACGP Annual Conference, GP19 in Adelaide.

Rita (pictured right) spoke about her study in a presentation titled ‘Is the use of retrospective continuous glucose monitoring associated with increased health service utilisation in people with type 2 diabetes?’

This is a secondary analysis of the GP-OSMOTIC Study, as part of Rita’s Academic GP Registrar position at The Department of General Practice at The University of Melbourne.

Rita was encouraged to undertake an academic GP registrar position as it gave her an opportunity to look at the issues facing patients more broadly and develop skills in research. Spending time with patients living with type 2 diabetes, Rita wanted to contribute to real-world primary care research that looks at innovative solutions for patient health needs. She is looking forward to continuing to her research in type 2 diabetes next year as a PhD student.

2020 MCCC Academic Registrars
Academic RegistrarAcademic SupervisorProject Title
Dr Alan JardineDr Jennifer WalkerA qualitative evaluation of an intervention to increase uptake of the National Bowel Cancer Screening Programme by General Practitioners across the South Eastern Melbourne Primary Health Care Network
Dr Anna PowerProf. Meredith Temple-SmithExploring barriers and strategies to obtaining informed consent in medical consultations with Burma-born women living in Victoria
Dr Asiel Adan SanchezProf Meredith Temple-SmithAn educational intervention on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer health: impact on knowledge, attitudes and perceptions in Australian medical students
Dr Ching Kay LiDr Christopher BartonPostpartum contraception – what are women’s expectations?
2019 MCCC Academic Registrars
Academic RegistrarAcademic SupervisorProject Title
Dr Adnan AlamDr Chris Barton Monash University
Investigating the barriers and enablers to advance care planning for patients with dementia in general practice
Dr Laura BeatonProf. Lena Sanci
University of Melbourne
School-based health services and eHealth: exploring the new national digital health record system for adolescents and clinicians
Dr Eleanor Lynch Prof. Jon Emery
University of Melbourne
How to optimise the implementation of clinical resources to assist GPs in the management of patients on systemic cancer treatment. A qualitative study
Dr Claire Mahoney Prof. Lena Sanci
University of Melbourne
Caring for children and adolescents in General Practice: Are we preparing Australian General Practice registrars for all aspects of primary care paediatrics? A mixed-methods study
Dr Rita McMorrow Dr. Jo-Anne Manski- Nankervis
University of Melbourne
Impact of retrospective continuous glucose monitoring on health service utilisation in people with type 2 Diabetes: a secondary analysis of the GP-OSMOTIC Study
Dr Alyssa VassA/Prof. Claire Harrison
Prof. Karen Adams
Monash University
Assessing cultural capability of fourth-year medical students entering their general practice term: are students prepared to work effectively with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander patients in a general practice context?