Academic GP Registrars
If you are interested in teaching and research, an academic post at Monash University, Department of General Practice presents a wonderful opportunity for you.
Through an academic post, registrars will have the opportunity to become part of a dynamic, innovative, award-winning teaching and research team, supported and supervised by senior colleagues.
This post will not only build on your skills to teach others, but will also build on your knowledge of clinical content in the discipline of General Practice, contributing to your own development as an evidence-based practitioner. You will also have the opportunity to be part of an outstanding research team with an established track record across a breadth of topics, giving you scope to work on your own research project, or to join a research project already underway, with support and supervision.
You will enjoy a varied week of teaching, research, clinical practice and professional development providing you with new perspectives about General Practice and the possibilities of a career as a future leader in this specialty as an academic General Practitioner.
Many of our Academic Registrars have subsequently become leaders in the specialty of General Practice. These include Professor Danielle Mazza, Professor Michael Kidd, Associate Professor Jan Coles and Professor Stephen Trumble.
What is an Academic Registrar post?
An academic registrar post is a salaried, 0.5 FTE teaching and research placement at a university, that occurs in conjunction with clinical practice, the latter making up the remaining 0.5 FTE. The post is for 12 months and is supported by Australian General Practice Training (AGPT) staff, a university research supervisor and a Registered Training Provider (RTP) clinical supervisor. AGPT has additional information available on their website: http://www.agpt.com.au/GP-registrars/Training-Posts/Academic-Posts.
The post will be based at the Notting Hill campus of Monash University in the Department of General Practice (DGP) and will generally be conducted part time over a 52 week period. Under exceptional circumstances (and with approval), Registrars may elect to undertake a post over six months full time.
Scholarship - $10,000
The DGP at Monash University invites applications for two, $10,000 Academic Registrar Scholarships each year. These scholarships are available to registrars undertaking an academic registrar post with the Monash University DGP, through a written application process. The scholarship may be used at the discretion of the registrar (to support research, conference or professional development costs) and can be held concurrently with other scholarships that are available through The Department of Health, Academic Awards Committee. Each Monash AUD$10,000 scholarship can only be applied for once during a single academic post.
Support during the Post
Academic registrars will be provided with a full orientation to the DGP and the University on commencement. Support, supervision and mentorship in both teaching and research will be provided throughout the post. Registrars will also attend the weekly DGP staff meeting and academic seminar. The Department, Faculty of Medicine Nursing and Health Sciences and Monash University have available a wide range of professional development opportunities for the registrar to engage in. A specific program pertaining to the development of teaching and research skills will be formulated in conjunction with the registrar’s supervisor.
Tasks and day-to-day activities
The registrar will become involved in teaching medical students who are undertaking their General Practice rotation. These students are in their penultimate year and spend time in the Department developing skills in clinical reasoning and the clinical and medicolegal aspects of the specialty of General Practice. The registrar will be supported in contributing to the delivering of this education, predominately in the setting of small group teaching, initially through observation and later through teaching under supervision. The registrar will have the opportunity to participate in curricular development if this is an area of interest and will also be permitted to participate in OSCE practice sessions as part of preparation for his/her own Fellowship examinations.
The academic registrar will be directly involved in research related to their own research project. This may relate to a research question already developed by the registrar or one developed with the assistance of the research team within the Department of General Practice. Please see here for a list of potential research questions that you could become involved with – this list is not exhaustive – alternative questions can be discussed with your supervisor. Through this research project you will develop skills in performing effective literature searches, development of a research question, data collection, data interpretation and dissemination of research findings.
Next Application Date
There is one application period per year:
Expressions of Interest open in April and formal applications for Academic Posts open soon after. The closing date for Academic Post applications for 2017 is Sunday 17 July.
Check the Australian General Practice Training (AGPT) website for specific dates
For further information or to discuss a proposal, please contact:
Professor Danielle Mazza
Head of Department
Department of General Practice
Ph: +61 3 9902 4512
Fax: +61 3 9902 4300