General practice registrar teaching roles Is there a need for shared understanding?
Jenny Dodd, Alistair Vickery, Hilleke van Osch, Jon Emery
AfP | ROYAL AUSTRALIAN COLLEGE GENERAL PRACTITIONERS | Published : 2009
BACKGROUND: There is currently a shortage of general practitioners and an increase in the number of medical students and general practice trainees. The expanded involvement of general practice registrars in teaching roles has been suggested as part of the solution to increasing the number of teaching roles in general practice. METHODS: Survey and interviews of 273 GPs and 84 registrars mapping barriers to, and potential for, general practice registrar teaching capacity in Western Australia. RESULTS: Results showed that 52.1% of GPs and 77.1% of registrars agreed that general practice registrars could increase teaching roles in general practice settings, but the two groups differed in their v..View full abstract
This study was funded by Western Australian General Practice Education and Training Ltd. The views expressed in this article are those of the authors.