GP registrar training programme

We support and mentor both General Practice Education Programme Year 1 (GPEP1) and GPEP2 registrars. A GP registrar is a qualified doctor with several years’ experience undertaking advanced training in the vocational scope of general practice. We work closely with the Royal New Zealand College of GPs (RNZCGP) in supervising our registrars.
  
As a First Year - GPEP Year 1 - you are immersed in the experience of general practice, supported by expert clinicians and educators. You will undertake practice-based learning, experiencing full-time general practice guided by a GP teacher. The programme runs for 52 weeks, divided into two 26-week general practice attachments. 
 
At ETHC we try to accommodate this within our own network. However, as the college has the final say, this may not always be possible. 
 
Registrars fully participate in our in-house CME (continuous medical education) and peer review activities, including supervising/mentoring DiT (doctors in training) students.
 
As a second Year - GPEP Year 2 - the programme continues your preparation for Fellowship in order to practise as a vocationally registered general practitioner.
 
You must be working at a minimum of two tenths in an appropriate clinical area to participate in GPEP2. The programme is 26 months full time equivalent but this may be reduced for approved previous experience or longer if you are working part time.
 
ETHC fulfils the requirement for you to be gaining practical general practice experience in a Cornerstone accredited practice, where you will be working alongside College Fellows.
 
Teaching quality – peer review
 
At ETHC we schedule monthly peer review for all clinical staff and trainees are encouraged to attend.
 
Peer review is an evaluation of the performance of individuals or groups of practitioners by members of the same profession or team.
 
Our peer review groups consist of health professionals meeting together on a regular basis to review clinical practice. This may be formal or informal. Formal peer review is an activity where peers systematically review aspects of a doctor’s work. It would normally include guidance, feedback and a critique of the doctor’s performance.
 
The Medical Council of New Zealand (MCNZ) requires that for recertification all medical practitioners must be involved in peer review. Peer review groups are therefore an important aspect of professional development for all ETHC doctors.
 
Attendance is a component of both the General Practice Education Programme - Stage 2 (GPEP2) - and Maintenance of Professional Standards (MOPS). Peer review groups must be registered in order for credits to be claimed. 
 
The Royal New Zealand College of GPs (RNZCGP) maintains the register around the country.

Who to contact
 
All teaching/mentoring/supervising activities within ETHC come under the responsibility of Dr Richard Hulme by email doctors@ethc.co.nz. All communications need to be directed to him.