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In Practice: AGPT Academic Post applications now open


Matt Woodley


22/06/2023 4:49:42 PM

Successful applicants will receive hands-on experience in teaching and research, while enhancing their skills in academia.

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The AGPT Academic Post program gives GPs in training the opportunity to gain hands-on experience in teaching and research, while enhancing their skills in academia.

This week’s In Practice also includes an update on the RACGP Education Research Grant program, information about the college’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Awards, and details regarding a host of upcoming workshops, webinars and online meetups.
 
The AGPT Academic Post 2024 applications are now open
This 12-month program gives GPs in training the opportunity to gain hands-on experience in teaching and research, while enhancing their skills in academia.
 
Academic Post program participants will have the chance to complete a small research project, participate in teaching activities and become a valuable part of an academic unit within a university.
 
Running from January–February 2024, the program also provides the opportunity to network with other GP trainees, GP researchers, and academic GPs.
 
Successful applicants will receive RACGP-funded registration, flights, and accommodation to selected national conferences and educational workshops, as well as access to professional development and research funding.
 
More information, including personal testimonials, university contact details, step-by-step instructions, and the newly released application guide is available on the RACGP website.
 
RACGP Education Research Grant program 2024
Discover exciting possibilities for advancing general practice education and training with the RACGP Education Research Grant (ERG) program.
 
In addition to the existing eight grants, the college is introducing two brand new grants worth up to $250,000 each, exclusively for 24-month projects.
 
Expressions of interest for the ERG 2024 program will remain open until midnight 26 July (AEST).
 
More information on submission criteria, guidelines, and schedules is available on the RACGP website.
 
Interested applicants can also register for an upcoming webinar, due to take place on Friday 23 June, from 12.00 – 1.00 pm (AEST), which will provide further guidance and address any questions attendees may have.
 
For queries, assistance, or to register interest in attending the webinar, please email gpedresearch@racgp.org.au or call 03 8699 0029.
 
2023 RACGP Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Health Awards
Do you know a GP who advocates for the improvement of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health? Or an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander GP in training or medical student who’s interested in general practice? Maybe there’s a health project that deserves some recognition? Nominate now in the 2023 RACGP Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Health Awards and let’s celebrate excellence.
 
Visit our website for more information, including a list of all award categories and judging criteria. Nominations are open until 30 July 2023.
 
RACGP Doctors for Women in Rural Medicine online meet-up
RACGP Rural’s Doctors for Women in Rural Medicine (DWRM) Committee will hold its next online member meet-up on Thursday 27 July at 7.30 pm (AEST).
 
Guest speaker Curtis Rayment, a sixth-year James Cook University medical student, will share the details of his evidence-based program ‘It’s a Man’s Issue’, which challenges young men to get involved in the conversation around toxic masculinity, sexual assault and increasing understanding of consent. 
 
Delivered to more than 3000 students and young sports club members so far, ‘It’s a Man’s Issue’ recently garnered support from Project Speak Up!, a non-profit organisation committed to preventing domestic and sexual violence in Townsville.
 
Both men and women experience sexual assault. However, the vast majority of presentations to most sexual assault services are women.
 
DWRM invites you to come along and hear from Curtis, followed by a discussion on the GP’s role in these presentations. Attendees will also have the opportunity to connect with rural and remote members from across the country, learn from peers and share their own stories.
 
Register online.
 
The Care Pathway of treatment options for overactive bladder and faecal incontinence
Webinar: Tuesday 18 July, 7.00 – 8.00 pm AEST 

Incontinence is the second most prevalent health condition in Australia, following mental health illnesses, with one in four Australians experiencing an overactive bladder and one in 12 living with faecal incontinence.
 
However, due to the associated stigma, lack of awareness and normalisation of symptoms, patients continue to suffer in silence and are hesitant to present to healthcare professionals to explore their treatment options. For these reasons, it continues to be one of the most underdiagnosed and undertreated health conditions.
 
In this webinar, presented in partnership with Medtronic, attendees will learn about:

  • the challenges of identifying patients with functional incontinence
  • methods of diagnosis
  • the utilisation of the guidelines-based Care Pathway of treatment options for your patients.
 
Register online.
 
Emergency medicine for rural GPs: Victorian workshop
Workshop: Saturday 22 July, 8.00 am – 5.30 pm at Hotel Bellinzona, Hepburn Springs
Cost: Members $995 (Non-members $1295)
CPD: 1.5 EA and 6.5 RP hours
 
Join the RACGP for a full-day emergency medicine workshop designed and facilitated by experienced rural GPs and emergency specialists.
 
This workshop involves six hands-on interactive emergency skills stations, followed by six case scenarios completed in small groups. It will explore critical considerations involved in managing rural emergency cases, packaging patients for retrieval, communicating effectively with retrieval teams, debriefing and self-care. 
 
It is approved for an emergency medicine grant through the Rural Procedural Grants Program or attendees can apply for a Health Workforce Scholarship through the Rural Workforce Agency of Victoria. Note that GPs can only claim one these grants, not both. 
 
Register online.
 
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