Thriving during GP Training

FREE GPRA webinar
Surviving your first day — Thriving during GP Training



About this free webinar

This is a GPRA webinar especially for new GP registrars who are commencing their training in a general practice setting.

This webinar is second in a series of free webinars designed to help GP registrars prepare for their GP training. You can view the first webinar in this series, ‘Negotiating your contract — navigating the NTCER’ here.

What we discussed:

    • what you need to know as you prepare to start training
    • what to expect on your first day and beyond
    • how to thrive and do well
    • how to advocate for yourself.

About our presenters

Dr Sama Balasubramanian is a GP registrar completing an extended skills term in refugee medicine in Western Sydney. He is the Registrar Liaison Officer (RLO) for Nepean, Western and Northern Sydney and the registrar representative on the WentWest Primary Health Network Clinical Council. Sama was involved in multiple committees for GP Synergy, and was on the management committee for the General Practice Training and Education Conference 2017. He is a board member with GPRA.

Dr Melanie Smith is the current GPRA President, taking on this role as she is passionate about
supporting GP registrars during training, and the profession as a whole, to ensure the
future of general practice is a healthy one for patients and doctors alike. She has
recently gained Fellowship of the RACGP, and previously, as a GP registrar, was a
Registrar Liaison Officer with the South Australian Regional Training Organisation,
GPEx, and an active member of GPRA’s National Advisory Council. Since becoming a
Fellow, Melanie has a practice located in Happy Valley, South Australia. Her particular
clinical interests are in palliative care, mental health and children’s health.

About GPRA

GPRA is run by registrars for registrars. We provide the next generation of general practitioners with free support, advice and a number of resources. We can support you with: employment negotiations, networking with colleagues, advice on training, exam preparation and much more.
Your free membership helps strengthens us as the national peak voice for the next generation of general practitioners. We’re involved in advocating for you in the general practice sector and with government on the issues that matter to GP registrars, and medical students and junior doctors interested in general practice.