GP Supervisor Workshop November 2021
Following requests from GP Supervisors unable to attend our 2021 online workshop, we are posting the overall workshop slide set , Dr Winston Lo’s presentation and resource list, and Dr McCroary’s Covid Policy powerpoint.
Supervising Western Sydney University Students
Welcome to current and future GP supervisors of Western Sydney University medical students. We provide a five-year undergraduate program particularly focussed on the health and workforce needs of the communities of Greater Western Sydney as well as our rural clinical schools in the Northern Rivers and Central West of NSW.
Students complete General Practice placements in years 1-5 of the program and also have opportunities to undertake research and further elective terms in General Practice.
Our students and graduates are achieving a reputation for enthusiastic engagement with patients and communities, excellent clinical and communication skills and a strong commitment to working in areas of need. They greatly value their experience in General Practice and many are enrolling in General Practice training following graduation.
Please see our overview document and follow the links below to learn more about the role of a GP Supervisor for Western Sydney students. Please contact Sharon Lawrence firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in joining our GP supervisor team.
Supervisor frequently asked questions (FAQS)
A list of answers to questions frequently asked by new GP supervisors
Year 1 & 2 Placements
Includes information for supervisors (PDF, 468.17 KB) and the curriculum and assessments for the Year 1 & 2 placements (PDF, 543.76 KB)
Resources to assist you in teaching and giving feedback
Some useful resources (opens in a new window) to inform your teaching.
See also the School of Medicine webpage Resources for Clinical and Community Teachers (e.g. bedside teaching, large group teaching, giving feedback, assessment, evaluation).
UNSW has developed BLAST (Blended Learning Approach to Supervisor Training) free online modules (opens in a new window)
Tips on helping students learn when your consultations are conducted in a language other than English (PDF, 118.42 KB)
GPs teach our students about prescribing opioids
Supervisors at a recent workshop requested access to the lectures provided to our students on quality use of opioids and related legal issues. Please click on the links below to hear GP experts Dr Walid Jamal and Dr Jenny James.
Prescribing Opioids in General Practice: Opioids/S8 Drugs (opens in a new window)
Prescription Opioids: Problems and Quality Use (opens in a new window)
UWS GP Supervisor Webinar 3 November 2020
Year 3 Placements
Includes information for supervisors and the curriculum and assessments for the Medicine in Context placement for Year 3 students
Year 5 Clinical Attachment Descriptor
Includes information for supervisors and the curriculum and assessments for the Year 5 GP placement
CPD points for teaching medical students
Step-by-step instructions (PDF, 109.2 KB)(opens in a new window) on claiming RACGP Continual Professional Development points as a Category 1 Educator Active Learning Module.
Conjoint appointments and library resources
General Practitioners engaged in teaching our students are welcome to apply for Conjoint lecturer positions with Western Sydney University. This provides you with access to the extensive collection of on line resources available through the Western Sydney University library.
Please follow this link for a list of current GP Conjoints.
Contact Vicki Bradley (email@example.com) if you wish to apply for a conjoint appointment with Western Sydney University.
Reflections of a GP Supervisor
Read about (PDF, 154.8 KB)(opens in a new window) a GP Supervisor's experience and reflections.