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Welcome to MCCC. We are proud to offer you a general practice training program of the highest standard; preparing you for GP Fellowship and beyond.
With us, you will be supported and mentored by experienced and esteemed supervisors and medical educators in accredited training facilities. Our workshops, interactive webinars and high-quality, curated educational content are designed to complement your in-practice learning and will focus on preparing for your assessments and beyond.
The information detailed in this handbook will provide you with an overview of the important dates, resources and key MCCC support staff available to assist you on your training journey.
Please make yourself familiar with the contents of this handbook as it is important to note that, whilst on the training program, you are required to:
- Adhere to AGPT, RACGP and ACRRM policies and requirements
- Follow the suite of MCCC policies
- Meet the requirements of the MCCC GP Training education program by fully participating in all required activities
- Work with MCCC GP Training to ensure all required records are accurate and up-to-date
- Enjoy a mutually respectful relationship.
We look forward to being part of your training journey as you embark on a rewarding, challenging GP training experience.
Congratulations on choosing a career as a specialist GP.
Primary care is the cornerstone of public health and we applaud you for taking up a discipline which is challenging, diverse and provides the privilege of delivering continuity of care for our communities.
No two days in general practice are alike. Our training program will equip you to become a confident, autonomous health professional, able to deliver patient-centred care, manage undifferentiated problems and clinical uncertainty; and practice preventative medicine in rural, remote and/or urban settings.
Our highly-skilled and experienced medical education team have developed resources and teaching activities that are evidence-based, focused on your learning needs, and will prepare you for Fellowship exams; of which we consistently have results above the national average.
Education and support will also be provided during your journey via:
- Formal and informal in-practice teaching from a passionate and experienced supervisor
- Regular meetings with a training advisor (TA) who will provide individual guidance and mentoring
- Opportunities for work-based learning in sub-speciality interest areas
- Access to a registrar liaison officer (RLO) who can provide information and general assistance
- Support from the skilled administration team based in our five offices in Bendigo, Geelong, Parkville, Warrnambool and Wodonga.
In addition, I encourage you to embrace the opportunities you will have to learn with and from your peers. Support one-another, share your experiences and develop collegiate networks that will remain with you throughout your career.
I look forward to meeting you and wish you the best on your pathway to a fulfilling, professional career in general practice.
Our education program is based on the traditional teacher-student or apprenticeship model of training, developed over many years by RACGP and ACRRM. This workplace-based approach involves you working as an independent member of a practice’s medical team under the supervision of an accredited supervisor. The level of supervision is matched to your experience and learning needs.
Workplace based (or in-practice) learning and teaching is augmented by the out-of-practice learning program. We consider in-practice and out-of-practice learning to be inexorably entwined, rather than as separate domains.