This pilot study aimed to evaluate the content and the consistency of what occurs during Clinical Teaching Visits (CTVs) arranged by GP Synergy for GP registrars, and to assess perceived usefulness of CTVs by registrars and CTV visitors (Medical Educators (MEs) and external visitors) in the Hunter, Manning and Central Coast GP Synergy training subregion.
Participants were GP Synergy registrars and corresponding CTV Visitors who completed a CTV during 2019 in the Hunter, Manning and Central Coast training subregion. Since CTV visitors often conduct visits with multiple registrars per term, they were only asked to respond about a maximum of three registrars, to limit the burden on their time.
Participants were asked to complete a cross-sectional questionnaire following a CTV.
Registrars were asked if they agreed to linking questionnaire responses with routinely collected training data (e.g. practice rurality, part-time/full-time status) and their GP Synergy Registrar Clinical Encounters in Training (ReCEnT) project data.
The findings of this pilot study have been used to inform a definitive study of CTVs across three RTOs (see ‘Clinical Teaching Visits: content and perceptions of educational utility’).