What’s new in 2017?
WAGPET is committed to providing excellence in general practice training delivery. We are transforming our organisation in 2017 to ensure the highest level of support to every GP registrar.
We’ve developed a new education and assessment framework. The new framework ensures you are getting the highest standard of training that aligns completely with the ACRRM and RACGP requirements. The framework is supported by our innovative education and assessment tool, GP365.
GP365 is an online integrated learning and assessment program for GPT1/PRRT1 and GPT2/PRRT2 registrars. You access the program from the WAGPET Portal. GP365 consists of:
- twenty-one online learning modules and 105 key clinical activities
- five critical case analyses
- ten mini release sessions
- formative assessments by your supervisor
- summative assessments.
WAGPET has a single point of contact for you called a Program Training Advisor. Your Program Training Advisor will assist you in meeting your AGPT requirements. A Regional Medical Educator will also assist you with your learning and assessments to ensure you meet the clinical requirements of your GP training. Your Program Training Advisor and Regional Medical Educator are attached to a region, therefore, if you move regions those contacts will change.
Visit our Contact Page to meet your WAGPET team.
Our Program Training Advisors and Regional Medical Educators have been out in their regions meeting the registrars, supervisors and practices they support. Below are some of the questions, and answers, that were asked.
Education framework and program delivery in 2017 FAQs
- What is the education requirement for a part-time GPT/PRRT1 registrar?
GP registrars are required to complete their GP365 education in the first 12 months regardless of whether they are working full or part-time. This is to ensure all GP registrars in the first 12 months have the equivalent levels of education to support safe quality practice.
- What happens if I am not keeping up with the GP365 requirements?
We would expect you to discuss your progress and any issues or difficulties with your GP supervisor in the first instance. WAGPET Program Training Advisors and Regional Medical Educators will also be there to monitor and provide direct assistance as well. GP registrars who fail to complete GP365 requirements will not be assessed as exam ready and may find themselves unable to sit their College assessments.
- How fast should I progress through GP365?
You should be completing approximately two to three Key Clinical Activities (KCAs) per week, which equates to about one Learning Essential Module per fortnight.
- What are the consulting hour requirements for a full-time GP registrar?
Full-time GP registrars should be working 38 hours per week. Booked consulting hours vary depending on the term level, GPT1/PRRT1 is 31 hours, GPT2/PRRT2 is 33 hours and PFT3/PRRT3 is 35 hours. The remainder of the time is made up with other ordinary activities. Please refer to the Registrar Handbook for more information and also the National Terms and Conditions for the Employment of Registrars.
- What are the consulting hour requirements for a part-time GP registrar?
Part-time GP registrars should be working nineteen hours per week. Booked consulting hours vary depending on the term level, GPT1/PRRT1 and GPT2/PRRT2 is 16 hours and GPT3/PRRT3 is 18 hours. The remainder of the time is made up with other ordinary activities. Please refer to the Registrar Handbook for more information and also the National Terms and Conditions for the Employment of Registrars.
- Are mini release days grouped?
Mini release sessions are grouped in order to manage the total number of GP registrars training across WA in the most efficient way. This may mean that a practice will have to plan to have multiple GP registrars away for mini releases at any one time.
- Do Key Clinical Activity (KCA) answers need to be very detailed if I have a good demonstrated knowledge and experience of the topic?
The onus is on the GP supervisor to make that assessment. If your supervisor believes you are very skilled and experienced in a certain topic, the KCA response may be minimal. Your supervisor's discussion with you will enable them to determine that and, if appropriate, sign off that the KCA is complete.
- What happens if I don't see any patients that relate to KCA topics?
You can role play or use a case that relates to learning from a previous patient consultation or reflect on one of your GP supervisor's cases that is relevant to a KCA.
- What is the in-practice teaching requirement for part-time GP registrars?
GP registrars are required to do the same level of education over their first 12 months of training regardless of the employment status. As a result, both full and part-time GP registrars should receive one hour of formal teaching and two hours of corridor teaching in their first six months and they should receive one hour of formal teaching and 30 minutes of corridor teaching in their second six months.
- Why don’t the 21 Learning Essentials Modules cover all topics for GP training?
The Learning Essential modules are designed to be a foundation of general practice and provide you with some focus and direction with respect to your study. The majority of teaching and learning will occur on the job and GP365 is not designed to cover the full spectrum of the GP training curriculum.
- How long are GP365 logins valid for?
GP365 login are valid for the duration of a GP registrar's training and not just the first 12 months.