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Become an ECT Visitor

Help shape the next generation of GPs

Many GPs have a natural desire to teach our next generation of doctors alongside their clinical practice.

Doctors are highly educated, caring and often have the desire to improve more patients’ lives by influencing the way other GPs deliver health care.

Medical education is a way to indirectly impact thousands of patients instead of just the few I see myself.

Dr John Buckley, GPTQ Director of Medical Education

Becoming an ECT Visitor

GPTQ is looking for GPs who are interested in becoming External Clinical Teaching (ECT) visitors.

ECT visits are a valuable opportunity to observe and give feedback to GP Registrars. This is also a great opportunity for you to develop and maintain your skills and experience in general practice. We are seeking interest in the Brisbane North areas in particular.

If you are already involved with GPTQ as an ECT visitor, perhaps you could pass this information on to someone you think might be interested. This is also an avenue for recently completed GP registrars to get involved in general practice education and training. Recently fellowed registrars are welcome to apply.

Help your registrar prepare for an ECT visit.

What’s involved in being an ECT Visitor?

  • You will undertake a one-day induction training in being an ECT visitor. You would then attend ECT visitor training once a year. These workshops are held on a weekday. This training will be conducted by Dr Rebecca Lock, District Medical Education Coordinator – Brisbane North, GPTQ.
  • Payment is made for all ECT visitor training.
  • At each visit, you will be expected to observe the registrar for three hours and then write a feedback report that is sent to the registrar, their supervisor and the GPTQ office. We also encourage the visitor to talk with the supervisor whilst on the visit.
  • Payment is made for each visit and some compensation for travel is offered.

If you have any further questions about the role, please do not hesitate to contact GPTQ.

If this sounds interesting, please fill out an Expression of Interest to become an ECT Visitor.