To complete your GP training with NTGPE, there are mandatory training requirements. Below is a list of what the requirements are.
Orientations and workshops
Orientations are held in Darwin at the start of term (January and July). This includes the one day remote orientation before your first remote placement. All GP registrars are required to attend orientation before they start their GPT1/PRRT1 rotation.
In addition to your orientation NTGPE holds two compulsory workshops in your first year of GP training terms. These cover a range of educational activities that are augmented by regular learning opportunities and delivered by medical and cultural educators.
Workshops are held mid-term in Darwin (April) and Alice Springs (November).
- NTGPE Training Review Meetings: Face-to-Face or Teleconference
Your training team is a team of NTGPE staff who will support you throughout your training terms. Your team will consist of a designated GP registrar program manager, pastoral care officer and medical educator. You are required to meet with your training team at least twice per year (or more often if necessary) to discuss your training, identify specific goals for the coming term, discuss your learning plan and talk about your general wellbeing.
You will be contacted by NTPGE when your training review meeting is due, alternatively you can contact firstname.lastname@example.org to request a meeting.
- External Clinical Teaching Visits and MiniCEX
External clinical teaching visits (ECTVs) are a mandatory requirement for all GP registrars in the program. They are an opportunity for GP registrars to be observed during patient consultation and are a valuable tool for providing feedback and teaching.
An external GP supervisor or NTGPE medical educator will visit the GP registrar at their training post and sit in with the GP registrar during their consults.
Each GP registrar will do four face to face and one video ECTVs to meet the mandatory requirement. ACRRM GP registrars would complete their MiniCEX requirement within the four ECTVs.
NTGPE has guidelines that are designed to help you understand the process and get prepared:
ECTVs are a learning opportunity for GP registrars to receive teaching and feedback on their consultation skills. The primary aim of an ECTV is teaching and learning, however a secondary aim is to assess the GP registrar’s skills in relation to level of training.
ECTVs will be booked by the GP registrar support team at NTGPE. This person will email the GP registrar and training post with a time and date for the ECTVs. This includes arranging an opportunity for the ME to meet with the GP supervisor, preferably before sitting in with the GP registrar and then for giving feedback to the GP supervisor at the end of the session.
As the primary aim of the ECTV is to provide a learning opportunity for the GP registrar, time needs to be allowed at the end of each consultation for feedback and discussion. Six patients should be booked into 30 minute appointments.
The video ECTV is a vital part of your training as it gives you an opportunity to review your own consultation style and skills, and then reflect on this with an ME. For this reason it is important that you set aside adequate time to undertake this involved process.
Organising and Undertaking your Video ECTV
This should be completed in your mainstream placement and within a three week time frame.
View the provided video instructions on how to set up the iPod for recording your consultations. Recording a minimum of four patient consultations. Patient consent form
Due to a high number of GP registrars who need to complete their video ECTV to fellow, and a limited number of video ECTV kits, we request you complete your recordings on or before the three week time frame, including returning the kit to NTPGE. Late return of the kit will have implications on other GP registrar's completion of training and fellowship applications.
- Watching the recordings back, reflecting on them, completing a review activity form (You can complete the written review activity after you have returned the kit).
- Sending the review activity form to NTGPE as soon as possible via email to email@example.com
- NTGPE Led Education
During your education you will be required to:
- Complete specific tasks and assessments in the online myGPcommunity platform and through small group learning (SGL).
- Provide evidence of delivery of four teaching sessions to peers, colleagues and students during your training time. We recommend this is completed during SGL and you need to tell NTGPE as soon as you've done your teaching so that it can be recognised by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org
Feedback is a mandatory part of training that occurs at weeks 6, midterm and end of term. All GP registrars in terms GPT1/PRR1, GPT2/PRR2, GPT3/PRR3, PRR4 mandatory elective/ extension - assessment and their GP supervisors will receive an email from the NTGPE GP registrar support team containing a link to the feedback survey and the due date.
The survey includes questions about your current placement, clinical supervision, educational program, progress in the term and self-care and wellbeing. We highly encourage you to be proactive and organise a time to sit with your supervisor and go through the survey. This is a great opportunity to reflect on your practice, perceived learning gaps, planning learning and receive advice and feedback from your supervisor.
Effective feedback is a crucial component of productive educational experiences. The ability to provide, receive and utilise feedback is an essential skill for both educators and learners. It is also a core skill for safe and independent general practitioners.
During your training time with NTGPE you will receive regular feedback from your clinical supervisors and the medical educators. Regular and frequent feedback is critical in helping GP registrars expand their clinical and professional knowledge and skills, meet training requirements and develop as an independent GP.
You will also have the chance to provide and receive feedback from your peers during the weekly educational meetings. We aim to support our GP registrars build skills in using constructive feedback and create a positive and safe environment for this to occur.
Your feedback is also reviewed by the medical education team and used in improving the program.