Supervisors are specialist GPs who teach, inspire and support the next generation of GPs through their years of training.
Supervisors offer one-on-one teaching, supervision, support, feedback and advice.
A GP supervisor is responsible for helping their students gain confidence and competence by giving them comprehensive clinical experience and instilling a sense of professional responsibility. Tasks include helping registrars develop their learning plans and providing formal teaching, including regular tutorials. They also teach informally during opportunistic ‘corridor chats’ or over lunch.
Firstly, your clinic needs to gain accreditation as a GP training practice.
As an individual doctor within a training practice, you may be eligible to become a GP supervisor if you:
- Hold current, full, unrestricted registration with the Medical Board of Australia
- Are a Fellow or have equivalent experience
- Have demonstrated commitment to ongoing professional development as a GP
- Have at least four years’ GP experience. This is a RACGP requirement
- Have at least five years’ full-time experience in rural specialist practice. This is an ACRRM requirement
- Hold professional indemnity insurance
- Go through the process of accreditation
New GP supervisors go through an accreditation process to become qualified. Accreditation standards are developed by RACGP and ACRRM. Please contact us to find out more about the accreditation process and becoming one of our GP supervisors.
The guidelines states two per GP term (i.e. GPT1), however this is to change to two per Semester, this then covers part-time registrars.
MCCC is working towards having some of the Supervisor workshops accredited. You will be advised if the workshop will attract CPD points at the time of booking.