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Type: Journal article
Title: Towards an educational continuing professional development (EdCPD) curriculum for Australian general practice supervisors
Author: Morgan, S.
Ingham, G.
Wearne, S.
Saltis, T.
Canalese, R.
McArthur, L.
Citation: Australian Family Physician, 2015; 44(11):854-858
Publisher: Royal Australian College of General Practitioners
Issue Date: 2015
ISSN: 0300-8495
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Simon Morgan, Gerard Ingham, Susan Wearne, Tony Saltis, Rosa Canalese, Lawrie McArthur
Abstract: Background: Within the apprenticeship model of general practice training, the majority of teaching and learning occurs in the practice under the guidance of the general practice supervisor. One of the foundations of a high-quality general practice training program is the delivery of relevant, evidence-based educational continuing professional development (EdCPD) for general practice supervisors. Despite The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) and the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM) standards requiring EdCPD, there is currently no standardised educational curriculum for Australian general practice supervisors. There are a number of emerging themes with significant implications for future general practice supervisor EdCPD. These include clinical supervision and structural issues, capacity constraints, and emerging educational issues. Objective: We propose the development of a core curriculum for general practice supervisors that is competency-based and evidence-based, and reflects the changing landscape of Australian general practice training. Discussion: A national general practice supervisor core curriculum would provide standardisation, encourage collaboration, allow for regional adaptation, focus on developing competencies and require rigorous evaluation.
Keywords: Humans; Program Evaluation; Leadership; Family Practice; Curriculum; Education, Medical, Continuing; Australia
Rights: © The Royal Australian College of General practitioners 2015
RMID: 0030069834
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