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Training course dates and locations

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Upcoming workshop and enrolment

  • Gladstone | Mon 30 Apr – Wed 2 May 2018
  • Mt Isa | Mon 28 – Wed 30 May 2018
  • Warwick | Mon 2 – Wed 4 Jul 2018
  • Bundaberg | Mon 23 – Wed 25 Jul 2018
  • Emerald | Sun 26 – Wed 29 Aug 2018
  • Townsville | Sun 23 – Wed 26 Sep 2018
  • Mackay | Mon 29 – Wed 31 Oct 2018
  • Toowoomba | Mon 26 – Wed 28 Nov 2018

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

This workshop 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.

Overview
The Rural Generalist Trainee Workshop focuses on establishing and expanding skills imperative to safe rural practice and affords an opportunity to network with fellow Queensland Rural Generalist Pathway (QRGP) trainees and senior experienced rural generalists. This workshop includes:

  • case studies
  • procedural skills stations
  • scenario based learning and;
  • several group discussion forums

Target audience
Attendance is reserved for QRGP trainees in postgraduate year (PGY) 1 or 2.

Faculty
The Rural Generalist Trainee Workshop is delivered by a number of experienced clinicians including senior rural generalists, emergency medicine staff specialists, senior midwife and emergency medicine nurses.

Duration and delivery
This two and a half day workshop (plus travel time) is presented face to face at various locations across Queensland. No prior preparation is required.

Assessment
There is no formal assessment component to this workshop.

Course fees
QRGP trainees who joined the Pathway via undergraduate entry attend the workshop at no cost. Postgraduate entrant attendance is subject to a course fee. Please contact the Queensland Rural Generalist Pathway team for more information.

All QRGP trainees have access to subsidised flights, accommodation and dinners.

Resources
A participant handbook will be provided.

Certification
A Statement of Attendance will be issued after the participant has completed the training. Participation in this workshop will also contribute towards Rural Generalist Medicine Prevocational Certification requirements.

Participant feedback
2017 attendees indicated they valued the opportunity to undertake this clinical training.
Specific comments included:

  • ‘Facilitators were excellent, very nice and generously shared their stories’.
  • ‘All content was great’.
  • ‘I wish we could have these workshops more often’.
  • ‘I enjoyed the workshop and learnt far more than I had anticipated’.
2018 Program dates
This Program will be held from Monday 29 January to Friday 2 February 2018.

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 Monday 29 January to Friday 2 February 2018 at the Townsville Skills Centre, Townsville Hospital Campus, 100 Angus Smith Drive, Douglas.

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 Monday 15 to Friday 19 January 2018.

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 Monday 15 to Friday 19 January 2018 at the Queensland Rural Medical Education (QRME) Facility, 190 Hume Street, Toowoomba.

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’.
Upcoming workshop and enrolment

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

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

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

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.

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’.
Upcoming workshops and enrolment

All CRuSE workshops will be held at Francis Baron Burnett Centre, UQ, Greenslopes Hospital, Brisbane.

This workshop is offered via a registration process and you are considered to be enrolled when you have completed the full enrolment process:

  • been nominated by your employing hospital
  • completed a registration
  • paid all fees in full (where applicable)
  • received written confirmation of finalised enrolment.

Overview
The Clinical Rural Skills Enhancement (CRuSE) workshop is an intensive two-day program designed to prepare, support and build a junior medical officer’s skills and confidence in readiness to undertake a rural placement.

The objectives of the program include the ability of the junior medical officer to:

  • understand the context in which patient care is delivered in the rural environment
  • apply sufficient knowledge in the field of rural general practice to problems they are either likely to face (competence building) or which concern them most (confidence building)
  • access resources and support for decision-making and direct patient care in rural practice
  • recognise their own scope of practice in caring for patients
  • apply effective communication skills in relation to calling for help from local and remote expert resources
  • demonstrate life-saving procedural skills required for emergency care in environments with limited specialist assistance
  • demonstrate competence in the assessment of paediatric and obstetric patients
  • apply general practice skills relating to Medicare and the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme
  • apply principles of crisis resource management, including skills in teamwork, leadership and effective communication to clinical situations either likely or most concerning.

Target audience
The workshop is designed to provide training for junior medical officers undertaking a rural generalist term via the Queensland Country jDocs program. Attendance for this group is reserved as the CRuSE workshop must be completed prior to rural placement.

Medical Officers external to the jDocs program may attend CRuSE subject to position availability, suitability assessment and an enrolment fee. RNs in rural clinical practice may be able to attend the workshop as an observer subject to a suitability assessment and availability. Enquiries can be directed to CRuSE@health.qld.gov.au.

Faculty
The CRuSE workshop is delivered by a number of experienced clinicians including senior rural generalists, emergency medicine staff specialists, senior emergency registrars, senior midwives and emergency medicine nurses.

Duration and delivery
The workshop is conducted over two eight-hour days. The morning of day one is held in Conference Room 1 at Greenslopes Hospital, Brisbane. From lunch onwards the workshop is held at the Francis Baron Burnett Simulation Centre (at the rear of the Greenslopes Hospital campus).

Assessment
There are no assessment activities for CRuSE attendees to complete.

Course fees
Junior medical officers who attend as part of the Queensland Country jDocs program are not required to pay a fee.

RNs in rural clinical practice may be able to attend the workshop as an observer subject to a suitability assessment and availability. Enquiries can be directed to CRuSE@health.qld.gov.au.

Attendees external to the Queensland Country jDocs program are subject to a course fee. Contact the team for more information.

Resources
A participant handbook and USB containing resources is provided during the workshop.

Certification
A Statement of Attendance is provided upon certified attendance at both days of the workshop and facilitator assessment of suitability to undertake rural placement.

Participant feedback
The following comments were received from 2017 CRuSE workshop attendees:

  • ‘A wonderful learning/re-learning experience.’
  • ‘Would be happy to do it again and recommend.’
  • ‘Very enjoyable and educational.’
  • ‘Glad Queensland Health organises this for us.’
  • ‘Facilitators were exceptional, great job.’
  • ‘Fantastic two days & very helpful.’

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.

Coordinated by the Australasian College of Emergency Medicine (ACEM).

A six month competency based training program conducted in the workplace. Should be considered by Trainees who have a minimum of 20 weeks ED time.

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Coordinated by the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RANZCOG).

Centred primarily on office-based obstetrics and gynaecology and generally involves three months of either practice or hospital-based training.

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Coordinated by by the Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network and The University of Sydney and offered throughout Australia.

A one-year part-time program with challenging course work comprising annually updated Lecture Units (Webcasts = learning outcomes, lecture notes, recorded lecture and self-assessment questions) and assessment. Two course streams are available, depending on location, with examinations in August or December.

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Coordinated by James Cook University. A 1.5 year program enabling specialisation in public health issues relevant to tropical Australia and its near neighbours.

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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: