Dr Amanda Cohn
Dr Amanda Cohn
I’m the new north-east RLO and a am a GPT1 based in Albury-Wodonga. I really love living in this region; I was a medical student at the rural clinical school in Albury and did my hospital time at Albury Wodonga Health. I have a strong interest in the social and environmental determinants of health which resulted in an MPH as well as strong local advocacy on a number of issues. I was elected to Albury City Council in 2016 and I’m currently the Deputy Mayor of Albury.
Contact Amanda: RLO.NE@mccc.com.au
Dr Nikhil Puppala
Dr Nikhil Puppala
Hello! I am the NW RLO and a GPT3 currently working in Gisborne. My goal for 2019 is to learn more about the MBS and billings! Outside of my work, I enjoy travelling, hiking and photography. I am currently working on a goal of climbing 30 different mountains around the world before my 30th birthday.
Contact Nikhil: RLO.NW@mccc.com.au
To be confirmed
RACGP Yagila Wadamba Program
Are you an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander GP registrar looking for some additional training support and guidance for the Applied Knowledge Test and Key Feature Problem exams?
The RACGP Yagila Wadamba: Learn to Heal program will assist you to perform your best in the written exams and ensure that you thrive throughout your career in general practice. Over the two-day workshop, presenters will discuss how to best tackle exam questions, provide you with study resources and techniques and share their own stories with you.
Date: 18-19 May 2019
Time: Saturday: 8.30-5.30pm and 6.30pm-9.00pm
Location: Melbourne (venue details to be confirmed)
Lung Foundation Australia – COPD Workshop
The Lung Foundation Australia is running a Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) workshop.
Date: Saturday 11 May 2019
Venue: Parklake Hotel, 481 Syndham Street, Shepparton
This Active Learning Module will include:
- The impact of COPD in the Australian community
- How to identify patients at risk and confirm a diagnosis of COPD
- How to develop a comprehensive plan of care with a patient, including a COPD Action
Consider an academic post as part of your training
Do you have an interest in research or the academic side of medicine? Undertake an academic post as part of your general practice training and build your research literacy, teaching and critical thinking skills.
What is an academic post?
An academic post runs for twelve months and is half time clinical and half-time research and teaching.
These posts are funded by the RACGP and ACRRM and involve an application process. The attached application guide provides additional information about the processes of both colleges.
Can I chat to someone at MCCC about applying?
MCCC are running webinars to provide more information about doing an academic post as part of your GP Training. See details below.
The webinars will be run by previous academic registrars who will talk about the why and how, plus will provide tips for applying for these posts.
Thursday 21 March
7:00PM – 8:00PM
Please join via Zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/736710413
Your mental health
Looking after your mental health is important. If you or anyone you know needs help, please contact one of the organisations listed below for both our registrars and our community members.
- RACGP GP Support Program 1300 361 008
- Doctors Health Advisory Service (see website for phone numbers in your state)
- CRANAplus Bush support Services 1800 805 391
- Australian Indigenous Doctors’ Association 1800 190 498
- Victorian Doctors Health Program
Other organisations are: