Medical education is an important role of the College. Along with increasing numbers of registrars in training, more and more undergraduate medical education is occurring in community practices. As a consequence, many general practitioners and rural hospital generalists are developing teaching skills and expertise in medical education.
Some of the specific education roles are detailed below:
GP Teachers provide one-on-one teaching in a teaching practice to undergraduates, postgraduate trainees, and GP registrars.
GPEP Year 1 Medical Educators provide educational leadership running day release seminars for GP registrars. Their other roles may include:
Their work may be supported by Seminar Facilitators who assist with small group work during the day-release seminar .
GPEP2 Medical Educators facilitate the progress to Fellowship for an allocated group of Senior Registrars.
Rural hospital medicine registrars have an Educational Facilitator who guides, supports, and monitors their progress during the training programme.
Rotational Supervisors provide clinical teaching and support in the particular run the registrar is undertaking.
Assessment of the registrar's educational progress is also important and opportunities exist for GPs to be involved at a number of levels:
GPEP Clinical and Written Examination examiners prepare and mark the written Applied Knowledge papers for Primex as well as assessing candidates during the simulated clinical consultation examination.
Fellowship Assessors make a final practice visit and assess the candidate against the Fellowship standards.
Censors decide on the basis of the reports on the candidate whether the Fellowship standards have been attained.