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Climate change and Australian general practice vocational education

GP Synergy academic registrar Dr Kathleen Wild explored the issues of how registrars anticipate climate change will affect their future patients, whether they think the ...
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Protocol paper published for QUestionable In Training Clinical Activities (QUIT-CA) project

We've had a protocol paper for our QUestionable In Training Clinical Activities (QUIT-CA) ReCEnT study published in BMJ Open: Magin P, Ralston A, Tapley A, et al Low-value’ clinical care ...
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Prevalence and associations of rural practice location in early-career GPs

A cross-sectional analysis, questionnaire- based study, the New alumni EXperiences of Training and independent Unsupervised Practice (NEXT-UP) included participants who were early-career GPs who had ...
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Socioeconomic status of practice location and Australian GP registrars’ training: a cross-sectional analysis

Congratulations to Dominica Moad and collaborators on the publication of: 'Socioeconomic status of practice location and Australian GP registrars’ training: a cross-sectional analysis'! A cross-sectional ...
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Practice location of recently Fellowed GPs – socioeconomic disadvantage

The paper 'Socioeconomic disadvantage and the practice location of recently Fellowed Australian GPs: a cross-sectional analysis' draws upon data collected as part of the New alumni ...
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Medical student scholarship recipient paper publication

Congratulations to former GP Synergy medical student scholarship recipient Lachlan Arthur, and his co-authors from Winnunga Nimmityjah Aboriginal Health Services and Australian National University Centre ...
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Transitions in general practice training

Congratulations to Dr Michael Tran and collaborators for their recently published paper based on data from the Registrar Clinical Encounters in Training (ReCEnT) study. The ...
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2022 GP Synergy General Practice Scholarships

GP Synergy is excited to announce that we have 12 GP Synergy General Practice Scholarship recipients this year. Students are from Charles Sturt University, Macquarie ...
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GP Synergy awarded a 2022 RACGP Education research grant

This timely project aims to explore how increased telehealth uptake during the COVID-19 pandemic period has impacted on the clinical and educational experiences of general ...
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2020-2021 Research and Evaluation Report

2020-2021 was a busy year for the GP Synergy Research and Evaluation Unit. You can explore our research and evaluation projects activities in our annual ...
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Academic registrar’s fourth publication

Congratulations to former academic registrar Dr Rachel Turner! Rachel has had the final of four papers reporting the body of work she did in 2019 ...
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Medical student scholarship recipient publishes

Congratulations to Jocelyn Ledger on the publication of her paper in Family Medicine and Community Health! Ledger J, Tapley A, Levi C, et al Specificity of early-career general practitioners’ problem formulations ...
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BHP John Monash Scholarship recipient

Congratulations to GP registrar Dr Isabel Hanson who has been named as a 2022 Sir General John Monash Scholar! Isabel is currently training at Gandangara ...
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Academic post success for GP Synergy registrars

We’re excited to announce that GP Synergy registrars will be undertaking 10 of the 21 available RACGP academic posts in 2022. The projects they will be undertaking ...
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RACGP Foundation Charles Bridges-Webb Memorial Award winner

Congratulations to GP Synergy academic registrar Dr Katie Fisher on winning the 2021 RACGP Foundation Charles Bridges-Webb Memorial Award! Katie’s award recognises her project, undertaken ...
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Paper published in The International Journal of Clinical Practice

Congratulations to chief investigator Professor Parker Magin, our Research and Evaluations Team and their collaborators who have had a paper published in The International Journal ...
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RACGP 2021 Education Research Grants

GP Synergy is pleased to announce that we were successful in having two RACGP 2021 Education Research Grants funded. The competitive Education Research Grant program ...
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Academic registrar publishes research paper widely

Congratulations to former academic registrar, Dr Rachel Turner who has just had published an early-view short paper based on the research carried out as part ...
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2019-2020 Research Annual Report now available!

Our 2019-2020 Research Annual Report is now available. If you'd like to know more about how we contribute to training the GPs of tomorrow, our ...
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GP registrars’ management of urinary tract infection

Evidence from the GP Synergy NSW & ACT Research and Evaluation Unit – each month we present findings from our work that may be of ...
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AAAPC Annual Research Conference goes online

The Australasian Association for Academic Primary Care (AAAPC) Annual Research Conference went online this year, and we were part of it! Held over 14–15 August, ...
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How often do registrars use dermoscopy?

Evidence from the GP Synergy NSW & ACT Research and Evaluation Unit – each month we present findings from our work that may be of ...
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Does our education program work? Can we tell if our teaching makes a difference?

Evidence from the GP Synergy NSW & ACT Research and Evaluation Unit  – each month we present findings from our work that may be of ...
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General practice registrars’ experience of antenatal care

Evidence from the GP Synergy NSW & ACT Research and Evaluation Unit  – each month we present findings from our work that may be of ...
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What do we know about what registrars order and when?

Evidence from the GP Synergy NSW & ACT Research and Evaluation Unit  – each month we present findings from our work that may be of ...
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General Practice Registrar Competency Assessment Grid (GPR-CAG) – how did we get here & what further can we do?

Evidence for practice – findings from the GP Synergy Research and Evaluation Unit GP Synergy research shows that the Competency Assessment Grid has high validity ...
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Registrars’ prescribing of LARC – encouraging evidence of uptake

Evidence for practice – findings from the GP Synergy Research and Evaluation Unit Long-acting reversible contraception (LARC) includes implants, hormonal intrauterine devices (IUDs), non- hormonal ...
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How do registrars and supervisors utilise delayed prescribing of antibiotics?

Evidence for practice – findings from the GP Synergy Research and Evaluation Unit Levels of antibiotic prescribing in Australia for acute self-limiting respiratory tract infections ...
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Successful 2020 RACGP Education Research Grants

We're pleased to announce that we were successful in applying for two RACGP Education Research Grants (ERGs). The projects we'll be carrying out with the ...
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GP registrars’ management of impetigo

Using data from the Registrar Clinical Encounters in Training (ReCEnT) project Dr Hilary Gorges, an academic registrar supervised by Prof Clare Heal at James Cook ...
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Ensuring the validity of workplace-based assessment tools in general practice training

GP Synergy staff and collaborators are proud to have had a paper published recently in Medical Teacher (an international journal of education in the health ...
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Where do registrars go for in-consultation information, advice and assistance?

Evidence for practice – findings from the GP Synergy Research and Evaluation Unit Answering clinical questions arising from patient care improves care and increases patient ...
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GPTEC2019

We were honoured to present at GPTEC 2019. The conference was held in Melbourne 3 - 5 September 2019 and was a great opportunity to ...
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Dietitians Association of Australia 36th National Conference

Research Assistant, Irena Patsan, presented a poster and oral presentation at the Dietitians Association of Australia 36th National Conference on the Gold Coast, 12-14 August: ...
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RACGP Foundation 2019 grants and awards

In conjunction with our Aboriginal Cultural Education Unit we are pleased to have received the RACGP Foundation Indigenous Health Award funding for the project The diploma ...
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AAAPC Annual Research Conference 2019

We were honoured to be part of the inaugural AAAPC Annual Research Conference in Adelaide 12 - 13 July 2019. The papers that members of our ...
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Abstracts accepted to AAAPC19

Our team have had five presentations accepted to the inaugural Australasian Association of Academic Primary Care (AAAPC) Annual Research Conference in Adelaide 12 & 13 ...
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NEXT-UP project protocol paper published

We've just had a protocol paper published in BMJ Open for our RACGP ERG grant funded NEXT-UP project – New alumni EXperiences of Training and ...
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Outstanding research in women’s health rewarded

GP Synergy proudly announces GP registrar, Dr Rachel Turner as the 2018 recipient of the NSW/ACT Dr Charlotte Hespe Research Award. The award recognises a ...
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GPTEC 2018

GPTEC 2018 was held in Adelaide from the 11-13 September 2018. With a record number of 740 attendees, the conference was packed with presentations and workshops ...
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Junior doctors, burnout and wellbeing

Dr Rebekah Hoffman completed an academic post as part of her GP training. Her research, prompted by her personal experience as a junior doctor, has ...
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GP Synergy receives Education Research Grants

GP Synergy is pleased to be the recipient of two RACGP Education Research Grants 2018-2019. The grants will be supporting: CREATE (ChaRacteristics of Early-career GPs ...
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GP training intervention further targets benzodiazepine prescribing rates

New research published by GP Synergy's Registrar Clinical Encounters in Training (ReCEnT) project team in the Journal of General Internal Medicine1 has found that GP registrars’ benzodiazepine ...
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GP training academic post applications close soon!

The formal application period for applying to undertake academic research as part of GP training closes 5.00pm AEST 2 July 2018. In an academic post, you ...
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Katie Mulquiney wins emerging researcher prize

Congratulations to Research Assistant, Katie Mulquiney, for being awarded the DAA’s Nutrition & Dietetics Emerging Researcher Prize for her paper, ‘Referrals to dietitians/nutritionists: A cross-sectional ...
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Study by GP Synergy scholarship recipient published

Jasmine De Giovanni, a 2017 GP Synergy Medical Student Scholarship recipient, has had her scholarship-funded study published in Menopause - The Journal of the North American ...
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Case study on female reproductive health published

Dr Rachel Turner, one of our 2018 academic GP registrars, has a strong interest in female reproductive health. Her case study published in the May ...
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Research from thousands of GP registrar consultations showcased in new website

Findings from research collected from over 247,000 GP registrar clinical encounters across NSW and ACT can now be accessed via a single one-stop-shop website. The ...
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Team approach best to fight antibiotic resistance

With increased warnings that Australia needs to take action to address the misuse and overuse of antibiotics, a first-of-its-kind study reported* in Family Practice, has ...
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National GP training conference attracts nearly 600 delegates

More than 570 delegates from across Australia are coming together this week at the annual General Practice Teaching and Education Conference, being held at the ...
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My Medical Student Scholarship experience: Jean Littlewood

Jean Littlewood aspires to be a rural GP. As a GP Synergy Medical Student Scholarship recipient she took the opportunity to do her general practice ...
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My Medical Student Scholarship experience: Belinda Watson

As a recipient of a GP Synergy Medical Student Scholarship, Belinda Watson used the scholarship to research her interest in geriatrics. A paper based on ...
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My academic experience: Dr Rebekah Hoffman

Academic post location: University of Wollongong – Graduate Medicine, Shoalhaven Campus Background? Initially I was attracted to academic training due to its flexibility, I was heavily ...
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My academic post experience: Dr Kylie Vuong

Dr Kylie Vuong undertook an academic post during her GP training and is now a Lecturer in Primary Care at the University of New South ...
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Explore ReCEnT - Australia's largest registrar research project

The Registrars’ Clinical Encounters in Training (ReCEnT) research project is the first of its kind to document Australian GP registrars’ educational and clinical experience over time.

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