Tarun Sen Gupta

MBBS, FRACGP, FACRRM, PhD, Professor of Health Professional Education and Head of Townsville Clinical School, College of Medicine and Dentistry, James Cook University, Townsville, Qld; General Practitioner, Townsville, Qld

COVID-19: General practice education in the ‘new normal'

COVID-19 has provided learning opportunities for medical students, supervisors and the public.


General practitioners, educators and students continue to successfully adapt to uncertainty and new challenges, be they clinical, contextual or COVID-19-related.

Assessment of cultural safety in a post–Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) era

Establishing a culturally safe assessment of cultural safety, determined by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, should be prioritised as an essential component of registrar assessment.

Developing a general practice workforce for the future

GPs will need to adapt rapidly to change, seizing opportunities offered by disruptive technology in a globalised world affected by climate change.

Medicine and dentistry: Shall ever the twain meet?

The two professions have evolved with different social drivers and scientific underpinnings, with only a recent appreciation of the connections between the health of the mouth and the body.

Producing a general practice workforce: Let’s count what counts

We need to count what counts if we want to ensure modern workforce approaches can indeed produce a fit-for-purpose generalist workforce that is able to meet the needs of the communities we serve.

Resilience and adaptability of general practice education during the COVID-19 pandemic

While the pandemic has profoundly affected medical services and education, general practitioners are uniquely placed to observe, to think and to respond.

Strategies for facilitating social work placements in general practice

The paper provides key strategies guiding practices to optimise implementing social work student placements.

Medicine and dentistry: Understanding the language of dentistry

Education in oral health literacy is key, and timely referral to dental practitioners may provide better patient outcomes with fewer potentially preventable hospitalisations.