If you are a GP registrar interested in trying out academic research or building on existing research skills, you may be able to undertake an academic post during your training.
In an academic post, you have the opportunity to complete a research project, gain teaching experience and attend relevant courses and conferences under the supervision of an experienced and widely recognised and respected academic (usually an academic GP).
An academic term is a great way of experiencing research and teaching in a supported environment and it can help you decide if you are interested in research, provide you with useful contacts in the research and teaching world and offer a different perspective on your clinical work. If you already have a developed interest in a research topic it can be furthered during an academic post.
Most importantly you could contribute to the evidence base for general practice and primary care.
Academic post applications open annually, visit the GP Synergy website for more information about academic training posts, the universities in NSW and ACT where academic research opportunities may be available, and how to apply.
Prospective academic registrars can also contact Professor Parker Magin firstname.lastname@example.org or 1300 477 963.