SA MET Newsletter
Issue 23 | July 2014
2014 Intern and PGY2+ (RMO) applications
Applications for intern positions in South Australia closed Friday 6 June 2014. First offers commence Monday 14 July 2014 and all offers will be made by email. Applicants are encouraged to monitor their email regularly, as they will have 48 hours to respond to an offer. Allocation is an ongoing process and applicants may receive offers on different days. Applicants can check the status of their application by logging into their account.
Applications for PGY2+/RMO positions in South Australia closed on Monday 30 June 2014. Each Local Health Network (LHN) is responsible for selection of applicants and any interviews that may be undertaken. Queries regarding the selection process and interview schedules are to be directed to the appropriate training program coordinator
. Offers commence Monday 12 September 2014.
Rough Medicine: Life and Death in the Age of Sail
Prevocational General Practice Placement Program
One of the measures in the 2014 Federal budget was the abolition of the Prevocational General Practice Placement Program (PGPPP). This program provided funding for prevocational doctors to undertake placements in general practice settings.
In 2014 the PGPPP funded 23 intern positions in South Australia for a total of 278 intern positions, plus 16 PGY2+ positions. With the loss of this funding, the number of intern positions in South Australia for 2015 will be reduced proportionately.
Rough Medicine: Life & Death in the Age of Sail is a new exhibition at the South Australian Maritime Museum.
The exhibition investigates health on the first British voyages of exploration, convict ships and the early migrant vessels to Australia’s colonies.
The exhibition will run from 30 May – 30 November 2014 and explores the fascinating history of how illness and disease shaped early sea voyages. For more information, visit the South Australian Maritime Museum website.
Professional Development Program for Registrars
How do you manage multiple conflicting time demands and your stress levels?
The Professional Development Program for Registrars (PDPR) is a course designed explicitly for Registrars. Its a highly interactive two day workshop, covering conflict resolution, team building, supervision and more. Past participants found the course provided them with skills, knowledge and enjoyed working with other Registrars, facing similar issues. There is no cost to attend the PDPR program!
Limited places available for:
- 17-18 July 2014
- 23-24 October 2014
Register your interest now.
Cultural Safety Training for Doctors
"We may not live in the past, but the past is in us" Ulrich Phillips
SA MET, The Queen Elizabeth Hospital (TQEH) and Poche Centre for Indigenous Health and Wellbeing are facilitating Cultural Safety Training for Doctors. Training will be held at TQEH on 11 September 2014 from 5pm-8.30pm.
Cultural awareness training raises health professionals knowledge and understanding, about Aboriginal social and cultural considerations in Aboriginal health. The concept of Cultural safety is gaining increasing traction in health professional development.
Health professionals are asked to reflect on their values and worldviews in interactions with Aboriginal patients and clients. They are asked to consider patient-centred care, power differentials, and the development of regardful and reflective practice.
Cultural safety considers the ongoing impacts of colonisation and ways in which health professionals may “decolonise” their practice.
To register, contact Melanie on 8222 7921 or Melanie.Hadaj@health.sa.gov.au