Benefits of becoming a teaching practice
Having students on placements can:
- Improve your job satisfaction
- Add to your teaching skills
- Encourage your reflective practice
- Add value to your patient’s perception of the practice
- Enable your practice to develop links with the University, the hospitals, and other local healthcare agencies also involved in teaching
- Enable students to develop relationships with patients and practice staff, allowing them to develop skills to positively contribute to your practice.
- Increase the likelihood that a student will return to your practice during their GP training
Clinical Supervisors are eligible to apply for honorary clinical affiliate titles. An honorary appointee to the University of Melbourne is provided with:
- Access to the University’s library and many journals and databases
- Access to desk space in the General Practice and Primary Health Care Academic Centre
- Support to pursue research interests through VicReN (practice-based research network)
- Regular information about the University’s events and seminars
Practices can apply for the Practice Incentive Payment (PIP)*, currently $100 per session or $200 per day. Practices must nominate a separate GP supervisor for each student in the practice to receive the PIP for each student.
The General Practice and Primary Health Care Academic Centre runs training for GP Supervisors, Practice Managers, and Practice Nurses each year which will enhance teaching skills and provide you with an opportunity to earn QI&CPD points.
The General Practice and Primary Health Care Academic Centre holds an annual awards dinner at which prizes for Excellence in Clinical Teaching, Best New GP Teacher, Outstanding GP Teacher and Excellence as a Teaching Practice, as voted by students and academic staff, are awarded.
*PIP is a government funded program administered by Medicare. This information is correct at the time of publishing.