Last night the EGCBI Interns gathered at the Sale campus of the Monash University Rural Health School to share details of their experiences to date, have dinner, and participate in an education session run by Dr. Jane Greacen, Director of Community Clinical Training, and Associate Professor Dr. David Campbell.
In the EGCBI program, monthly education sessions where all the EGCBI Interns come together are run in addition to the weekly Hospital and Medical Practice clinical sessions. This allows the Interns an opportunity to debrief, share experiences, and engage in education sessions based on the Australian Curriculum Framework for Junior Doctors.
The 2015 EGCBI Intern Orientation Week was held from the 5th -9th January, 2015. Pictured are Program Manager Bec Woodland with Dr Tom Souchen, Dr Otsile Dinama, Dr Valerie Co, Dr Emma Gault, and Dr Padeepa Perera. (Absent are Dr Jane Greacen, Director of Clinical Training, Dr Ranmali Hatharasinghe and Dr Sookie Pather).
Orientation Week comprised tours of all the facilities involved in the program, as well as site specific orientation, a visit to Metung for dinner with supervisors, learning sessions in the Simulation Lab, many guest speakers, and much more! Feedback from the Orientation Week was as follows:
‘Meeting and getting to know everyone was fun. The presentations were good and quite important. I enjoyed the MET call theory and rural generalist talks.’
‘The Krowathunkoolong visit provided great insight into the perspective of Indigenous communities.’
‘Very useful information and relevant to work and improving quality of life.’
‘As a doctor the critical responsibilities of being hands on in a professional fashion, firstly knowing what to do and then executing this in a constructive manner was covered very well.’
‘All time in skills labs I find extremely useful. Socialising at dinner was enjoyable.’
‘Overall I thought the orientation week was excellent. I thought the social dinner was a great idea in order to get a chance to socialise with the group. I feel I was well prepared to start work.’
We look forward to updating you on the 2015 Intern’s progress throughout the year.
I grew up in Sydney and originally came to Gippsland for med school. Having spent most of the clinical years of medical school in East Gippsland, and having had a ball, I have returned to do my GP Registrar training…
It is wonderful to hear that from 2015 interns can complete their training in East Gippsland. Training at the Gippsland Medical School and completing most of my placements in Gippsland I have found Gippsland is a great place to live and work.
Having grown up in the country (mainly Far East Gippsland), I couldn’t think of any other place I’d want to live. And contrary to what you may think – especially for those who have done undergraduate clinical placements in tertiary hospitals – you are not ‘throwing away your career’ by opting for some rural postgraduate training. In fact…
Talking to you about living and working in East Gippsland is easy. I love it here. I have to admit I had reservations about completing my internship in Gippsland. I was worried if it would negatively affect my learning experience and career opportunities. I am now delighted to let you know that my experience has been excellent.
The Summit will be an opportunity to recognise the achievements of the Victorian health workforce and showcase the Victorian system’s capacity for high-quality clinical training through partnerships, best practice, innovation and planning.
“In 2014, 753 medical interns, including 59 at St Vincent’s Health, will begin exciting and rewarding careers in hospitals right across the state.
“Our massive investment today will ensure our future doctors and nurses, such as these medical interns, receive world class education and training, better preparing them to deliver the highest quality care to patients.”
Minister for Health David Davis