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.