GP supervisors play an integral role in teaching the future of general practice in Australia. The Standout Supervisor award acknowledges standout GP supervisors.
Sometimes the hard work which supervisors put into GP registrar training goes unnoticed — this season is a great time to thank your supervisor for their support.
GPRA members told us what their supervisor does to support them, how they go above and beyond, and how they inspire and teach them.
The 2019 winning entry
Congratulations to Dr Emma Thompson who nominated their standout supervisor, Dr Meike Flore of Milton Family Medical Practice, NSW.
Here is what Dr Emma Thompson said about their supervisor:
“Meike is encouraging me to become an independent Rural Generalist. She strengthens my area of special interest in palliative care and supports me as a GP VMO in our local hospital. The reason that Meike stands out as a GP supervisor is because of her care for me outside of medicine. She encourages support of our local community, mends my clothing, shares my passion for increasing recycling in our family practice, and even cuts my hair. A standout supervisor not only knows their medicine and practices it with empathy, but also is aware of where the magic of medicine starts and the nature of inspiring the future generation of GPs. Meike more than meets this.”
The 2018 winning entry
Dr Rhys Cameron who nominated his Standout Supervisor, Dr Denton Wade, of Tyack Health Medical Clinic, QLD.
Here is what Dr Rhys said about his supervisor:
"Dr Denton Wade is a standout supervisor for my first year as a GP registrar. Denton consistently will give 110% to give patients the best care — not just his but mine!He will always be available to step out of a consult for five minutes (sometimes more!) to help me diagnose or treat my patient and will also follow up on how my patients went.He always has a smile, even with the "shopping list" patient. The nurses love him! No-one has a bad word to say about him. We both enjoy Funky shirt Friday too!"
The 2017 winning entry
Dr Jonathan Chia and Supervisor Dr Lyn Wren of Quinns Mindarie Super Clinic, WA
"Lyn has been a great support for me during my formative months as a GP registrar. She has provided invaluable advice and reasonable and logical clinical reasoning for difficult and complicated cases. She continues to be a source of consolation for difficult consults and is a wealth of knowledge which she is more than willing to share. She takes extra time off her busy schedule to be available to me which I am so grateful for. She is always welcoming and happy to see patients with me even when she is running behind with her own patients. Her contribution to my training has made all the difference in how I practice and how I communicate. I am truly blessed to have Lyn as my supervisor and wouldn't wish for any changes in my 1st year as a GP."
The 2019 winning entry received a brand-new Welch Allyn Premium diagnostic set (RRP $1,474).
We also sent out a "Standout Supervisor" award to the winning GP supervisor acknowledging their efforts as a Standout Supervisor.
Find the terms and conditions of the competition.