Monash University North West Victorian Regional Training Hub; Murray City Country Coast (MCCC) GP Training; and Castlemaine GP Dr Mark Farrugia, supported by Bendigo Health; have partnered to host a ‘GP Jaunt’ in Central Victoria. The jaunt is a guided bus tour for junior doctors and medical students to hear about place-based GP training pathways and advanced skill opportunities, in a bid to engage them to take up training and stay and practice in the region.

GP medical educators from the south west region met at MCCC’s newly opened Geelong office to discuss strategies for supporting GP registrars in the Geelong area. Following the meeting an afternoon tea was held as a networking opportunity for accredited MCCC GPs and to familiarise them with the new office.

GP registrars training within the NE region attended a two-day workshop in Wangaratta, covering skills such as cardiovascular risk assessment, hypertension and diabetes.

GP registrars training within the MCCC footprint attended a rural emergencies skills training workshop in Bendigo to gain experience in an array of rural medical skills.

GP registrars across all of MCCC’s four regions participated in orientation workshops in February, allowing them to meet MCCC’s medical education team, learn about the RACGP and ACRRM curricula and make important connections with their peers.