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Training course dates and locations

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Workshop dates

  • Mackay | 16 – 18 Oct 2017
  • Toowoomba | 20 – 22 Nov 2017
  • Gladstone | 30 Apr – 2 May 2018
  • Mt Isa | 28 – 30 May 2018
  • Warwick | 2 – 4 Jul 2018
  • Bundaberg | 23 – 25 Jul 2018
  • Emerald | 26 – 29 Aug 2018
  • Townsville | 23 – 26 Sep 2018
  • Mackay | 29 – 31 Oct 2018
  • Toowoomba | 26 – 28 Nov 2018

* Faculty development commences the afternoon prior to the listed workshop commencement date.

Find out more about this Workshop.

2018 Program dates
This Program will be held from 29 January to 2 February 2018 – click here to find out more.

Overview
The Rural Generalist Obstetrics and Gynaecology Introductory Program is an initiative of the Queensland Rural Generalist Pathway, Darling Downs Hospital and Health Service (DDHHS). This intensive five day Program is designed to prepare, support and build a Rural Generalist Trainee’s/rural registrar’s skills and confidence to undertake obstetrics and gynaecology (O&G) advanced skills training in Queensland.

The Program is endorsed by the Queensland Health DRANZCOG Consultative Committee.

Target audience
Queensland Rural Generalist Trainees/rural registrars undertaking O&G advanced skills training in Queensland are expected to attend.

Program places will be offered to applicants accepted to an O&G advanced skills training position interstate where possible (priority access will be given to Queensland applicants).

Eligibility
To be eligible to enrol in this Program you:

  • must have been accepted to an O&G advanced skills training position; and
  • must be a current Queensland Rural Generalist Trainee or GP registrar tracking to Rural Generalist or GP O&G practice.

Faculty
The teaching faculty includes a range of experienced staff specialists, rural generalist obstetricians and midwives from across Queensland as well as a senior emergency medicine nurse. Representatives from RANZCOG, Vacca Research and Bayer also present sessions throughout the Program.

Duration and delivery
The Program runs over five eight-hour days via a face to face delivery method. The main methods of teaching include simulation, practical sessions and some didactic lectures.

Assessment
There are no assessment activities to complete. This Program is a preparatory based short course designed to increase the knowledge, skills and confidence of Rural Generalist Trainees/rural registrars undertaking O&G advanced skills training.

Course fees
For information regarding the course fee, please contact the Queensland Rural Generalist Pathway team.

Participants are responsible for arranging and funding their own travel to and from the Program. Accommodation will be provided at no cost to attendees who are undertaking their advanced skills training in Queensland.

Resources
Upon confirmation of enrolment you must complete an online Foetal Surveillance activity in preparation for the Program.

Pre-reading will be provided to participants prior to the commencement of the Program.

Certification
After attending the full five day program, participants will receive a Statement of Attendance.

Course dates and enrolment
The Program will be held from 29 January to 2 February 2018 at the Townsville Skills Centre, Townsville Hospital Campus, 100 Angus Smith Drive, Douglas. The enrolment link will be made available when enrolments open in late 2017.

This Program is offered via an application process and you are considered to be enrolled when you have completed the full enrolment process:

  • received written advice offering you a place
  • completed an enrolment form
  • paid all fees in full
  • received written confirmation of your finalised enrolment.

Participant feedback
The following comments were received from 2017 Program attendees:

  • ‘Excellent focus on foetal surveillance. Amazing session on perineal repairs’.
  • ‘Very grateful to come along and get this level of preparation. Feeling a lot more confident and competent’.
  • ‘Overall the course was very helpful and all facilitators were excellent’.
2018 Program dates
The Program will be held from 15 t0 19 January February 2018 – click here to find out more.

Overview
The Rural Generalist Anaesthetic Introductory Program is an initiative of the Queensland Rural Generalist Pathway, Darling Downs Hospital and Health Service (DDHHS) and the Statewide Anaesthesia and Perioperative Care Clinical Network (SWAPNET), Rural and Remote Work Group. This intensive five day Program is designed to prepare, support and build a Rural Generalist Trainee’s/rural registrar’s skills and confidence to undertake anaesthetic advanced skills training in Queensland.

The Program is endorsed by the Queensland Health Joint Consultative Committee on Anaesthesia (JCCA) Consultative Committee.

Target audience
Queensland Rural Generalist Trainees/rural registrars undertaking anaesthetic advanced skills training in Queensland are expected to attend.

Program places will be offered to applicants accepted to an anaesthetic advanced skills training position interstate where possible (priority access will be given to Queensland applicants).

Eligibility
To be eligible to enrol in this Program you:

  • must have been accepted to an anaesthetic advanced skills training position; and
  • must be a current Queensland Rural Generalist Trainee or GP registrar tracking to Rural Generalist or GP anaesthetic practice.

Faculty
The teaching faculty includes a range of experienced staff specialists and rural generalist anaesthetists from across Queensland as well as a senior emergency medicine nurse. Representatives from General Electric, Carefusion and Sonosite also present sessions throughout the Program.

Duration and delivery
The Program runs over five eight-hour days via a face to face delivery method. The main methods of teaching include simulation, practical sessions and some didactic lectures.

Assessment
There are no assessment activities to complete. This Program is a preparatory based short course designed to increase the knowledge, skills and confidence of Rural Generalist Trainees/rural registrars undertaking anaesthetic advanced skills training.

Course fees
For information regarding the course fee, please contact the Queensland Rural Generalist Pathway team.

Participants are responsible for arranging and funding their own travel to and from the Program. Accommodation will be provided at no cost to attendees who are undertaking their advanced skills training in Queensland.

Resources
Pre-reading on physiology and pharmacology topics will be provided to participants prior to the commencement of the Program.

Certification
After attending the full five day program, participants will receive a Statement of Attendance. A Statement of Attendance will also be issued for the Basic and Advanced Life Support Update session delivered during this Program.

Course dates and enrolment
The Program will be held from 15 to 19 January 2018 at the Queensland Rural Medical Education (QRME) Facility, 190 Hume Street, Toowoomba. The enrolment link will be made available when enrolments open in late 2017.

This Program is offered via an application process and you are considered to be enrolled when you have completed the full enrolment process:

  • received written advice offering you a place
  • completed an enrolment form
  • paid all fees in full
  • received written confirmation of your finalised enrolment.

Participant feedback
The following comments were received from 2017 Program attendees:

  • ‘The workshop enabled me to feel more comfortable in a new work environment’.
  • ‘I feel better prepared for the placement’.
  • ‘This is an extremely invaluable course’.
Workshop dates

  • Sunshine Coast | 18 – 20 Apr 2018
  • Townsville | 11 – 13 May 2018

* Faculty development commences the morning prior to Trainee arrival at midday.

Overview
The Rural Generalist Vocational Preparation Workshop is a dynamic two day workshop designed specifically for Queensland Rural Generalist Pathway trainees who are undertaking Advanced Skills Training (AST) and transitioning to a rural vocational training position the following year.

This workshop includes sessions on:

  • how to get the most from your AST
  • planning your career from AST to vocational placement
  • understanding clinical research
  • leading the clinical team
  • thriving in rural practice and country life
  • establishing professional networks

Target audience
Rural Generalist Trainees in their AST year who will be transitioning to a rural vocational training position the following year.

Other medical practitioners completing AST are welcome to apply. Enrolment will be considered subject to availability.

Faculty
Experienced Rural Generalists from across Queensland and QRGP team clinical educators deliver this workshop.

Duration and delivery
This two day equivalent workshop (plus travel time) is presented face to face.

Assessment
There is no formal assessment component to this workshop.

Course fees
For information regarding the course fee, please contact the Queensland Rural Generalist Pathway team.

Queensland Rural Generalist Pathway (QRGP) Trainees have access to subsidised flights, accommodation and dinners. Attendees who are not on the QRGP will need to meet the cost of these items in addition to course fees.

Resources
A participant handbook will be provided.

Certification
A Statement of Attendance will be issued after the participant has completed the training.

Upcoming workshops

  • Sunshine Coast | 18 – 20 Apr 2018
  • Townsville | 11 – 13 May 2018

* Faculty development commences the morning prior to Trainee arrival at midday.

This workshop is offered via an application process and particpants are considered to be enrolled when they have completed the full enrolment process:

  • received written advice offering a place
  • completed an enrolment form
  • paid all fees in full
  • received written confirmation of finalised enrolment.

Participant feedback
2017 attendees indicated they valued the opportunity to undertake career planning discussions with QRGP team members and Rural Generalist faculty. They also reported becoming more aware of people management issues, diplomacy in the workplace, team work and management of limited resources.

Specific comments included:

  • ‘Fantastic workshop, loved the team leadership activities’.
  • ‘Really appreciated the opportunity to network with like-minded colleagues’.
  • ‘Realistic scenarios with great group discussion. Gave me insight into the perspectives of others using a different AST’.
  • ‘The career planning session was invaluable’.

Special Training Opportunities

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The Logan Hospital has secured funding to increase and improve Ear Nose and Throat (ENT) services and there is an opportunity for Rural Generalists, or General Practitioners to undertake a 3-12 month term in the ENT clinic in order to develop skills in the ‘office-based’ diagnosis and emergency treatment of ENT presentations.

This will include management of epistaxis, nasal polyps, broken noses, audiology assessment and interpretation, diagnosis and treatment of malignancies of the head and neck +/- peri neural spread, assessment of facial palsies and snoring/apnoeas; management of salivary stones and diagnosis of ear pathology including choesteotoma/exostosis.

Skills: flexible nasendoscope, interpretation of barium swallows, surgical airways/emergency cricothyroidotomies, ear suction, myringotomies, abscess/quincy drainage, lymph node biopsy, removal of FB from nose/ear/oropharynx.

There would also be the opportunity to observe and take part in tertiary level ENT services such as surgery of head and neck cancers.

More Information
Register your interest via rural_generalist@health.qld.gov.au

Enquiries can be made to Dr Bernie Whitfield, Director ENT Logan Hospital.

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Subsidies and Grants

There are several subsidies and incentive programs available for those undertaking Rural Generalist training. Please explore your options below: