Top Tips from RVTS Medical Educators

March 1, 2021 2

RVTS Medical Educators (MEs) all share a passion for rural, remote, and Aboriginal Medical Services, registrar education, and supporting doctors on their General Practice journey. The ME team was recently interviewed, and each one was […]

A Discussion with RVTS CEO

February 1, 2021 0

The 2021 training year has just begun at RVTS, and we’ve caught up with Dr Pat Giddings, RVTS CEO, GP and GP Obstetrician, to talk about the year that’s been and the year ahead.  Dr […]

2020: What a year it’s been!

December 31, 2020 1

What a year it’s been.  As 2020 draws to a close, I will not even attempt to comment on what has been a most extraordinary year, except to say that we would like to salute […]

Aboriginal Health

December 1, 2020 0

As we observed NAIDOC Week in November, many RVTS registrars and staff used the opportunity to attend (mainly online) events to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.  RVTS […]

Rational Pathology

November 1, 2020 1

 “Rational pathology emanates from a rational doctor”.  Pathology is useful in assisting with coming to a diagnosis, monitoring patients and for screening.  Unnecessary tests can cause harm to patients and add significantly to health costs, […]

Tools to improve competency and exam success

October 1, 2020 0

We’re always looking for ways to be better GPs, and to improve our success in fellowship exams. We’ve previously discussed some tools… and here are 2 more: Random Case Analysis and Role Play. Role play […]

A Case of Management Dilemma

September 1, 2020 2

Being brilliant at the basics will come in handy when there are no clinical pathways or algorithms that apply to the patient in front of you. This was the take home message from the second […]

A Case of Diagnostic Error

August 1, 2020 1

RVTS recently hosted the 3rd annual RVTS Grand Round Webinar.  We were delighted to be joined by Art Nahill and Nic Szecket from IMReasoning, amongst others,  who discussed a case in the form of a […]


July 1, 2020 0

Adolescents contribute significantly to society. Their energy and passion add to the fabric of communities. As GPs, we have a unique role to play in adolescent health and health outcomes. This month, Dr Johanna Lynch […]

To Mask or not to mask

June 1, 2020 0

The use of personal protective equipment is accepted for the high-risk environment of theatre, intensive care unit and on some hospital wards. But the role of the face mask is controversial in the community setting. […]

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