Training in Aboriginal Health
Gippsland is the traditional land of the Gunai/Kurnai people – we acknowledge and respect the custodians of the land where we work and live. SGPT are proud to continue building our relationships with the Aboriginal Communities in Gippsland in order to improve health and cross-cultural understanding.
Improving the health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people is a national priority and as such, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health is an essential and fundamental aspect of both the RACGP and ACRRM curricula.
At SGPT, our aim is to train GPs who are culturally competent and safe practitioners. Registrars participate in a compulsory workshop during their GPT1 term which is facilitated by regional Aboriginal Health Workers and medical educators with experience in Aboriginal Health in Gippsland. This is a fantastic day program which is highly regarded by participants.
SGPT also offers a range of training opportunities beyond this core training provided in GPT1. Placements in Aboriginal Controlled Community Health Organisations (ACCHOs) are possible for Registrars interested in learning more about Aboriginal Health and culture. Such placements can be arranged on a sessional basis so that Registrars can combine such work with placement in a nearby mainstream service. Prospective or current registrars who are interested are strongly encouraged to contact SGPT to discuss the possibilities available to them.
View our Frequently Asked Questions in regards to Training in Aboriginal Health
Give us a break! A look at the myths and legends surrounding Aboriginal people and our lifestyles is a resource published by GPET in consultation with Ms Val Dahlstrom, a cultural educator based at GP Synergy. The booklet looks to rebut some of the myths surrounding Aboriginal people and is a valuable resource for anyone, particularly for AGPT registrars undertaking cultural training.