1. Our GP programs
  2. Additional training options
  3. Academic posts

Academic posts

Academic posts offer GP trainees the opportunity to develop their skills in research, teaching and critical thinking.

Academic GP trainees: in their own words

Doctor Kay LI

Dr Kay Li

2020 MCCC academic GP trainee

In 2020, my GP training took off to a new level by completing this RACGP-funded academic post. This is the only academic post for doctors-in-training across various medical specialties. With a university department of general practice, I was able to learn, observe and develop my skills an an effective academic researcher and medical educator.

I collaborated with researchers across an interdisciplinary setting, locally and internationally, conducting a qualitative study with a Centre of Research Excellence. With research skills, I have been able to critically evaluate the literature, apply ethical principes to health research, as well as design a study, analyse and present findings.

This post also required us to teach medical students on the area of general practice. This has been immensely helpful in preparing me for fellowship exams as well. The research and teaching experiences with the academic post greatly impacted my practice as a GP registrar and professional development as a lifelong learner. I am incredibly grateful to MCCC and RACGP for giving me this opportunity.

Dr Roisin Bhamjee

Lecturer – Primary Care, University of Melbourne

2018/2019 MCCC academic registrar

I would highly encourage anyone with an interest in general practice research and/or medical education or a desire to develop academic skills and knowledge in these areas along with critical thinking to consider applying (for an academic post).

It is a wonderful opportunity for registrars to experience how one can incorporate academic work into their careers as a GP clinician academic, get exposure to research by developing a research project during the time and formally develop skills in medical education with lots of support and mentoring from GP academics themselves.

The Department of General Practice and the University of Melbourne has a long successful tradition of hosting GP registrars in the academic post program and we would love to welcome you to the Department in 2021!