Support Projects 2018 - 2021

Project Description of activities
Rural Visiting Lecturer Series 2021

The RCPA is pleased to be delivering Pathology focused education sessions in a number of Australian rural/regional locations where rural clinical schools are located. The pathology education sessions will focus on areas of interest relevant to the medical community, in particular, the education needs of local General Practitioners (GP’s) and medical students.

For information on the pathology education session scheduled in your regional area, and RSVP information, please click on the link below.


On-site support for Supervisors and Trainees in STP funded regional or expanded training settings On-site assessment and support by members of the Education Team to individual training sites to discuss and workshop laboratory specific and trainee specific training issues and needs.
Annual Regional STP Trainee Workshop An annual STP regional registrar workshop to be held in a different regional setting each year to provide support, curriculum-based education sessions, interactions with RCPA Education Team, opportunities for supervisors and registrars to showcase regional training sites.
Management in Pathology Workshops for training in expanded settings This course is tailored to provide insights into various aspects of managing a pathology laboratory. Exposure to “non-technical” aspects of pathology for STP trainees to assist compliance with AMC readiness to practice requirements.
Communication Workshops for expanded settings “Communication with Confidence” A 2-day workshop to develop and improve communication skills for trainees assigned to expanded settings. Provide a communication foundation for interactions in multi-disciplinary meetings, interviews, VIVA examination and success as a consultant.
Host Molecular pathology laboratory attachments for STP Trainees Provide opportunities via laboratory based molecular workshops, laboratory molecular attachments, and a 3 day introductory molecular pathology course for trainees to expand their knowledge of molecular pathology, next generation sequencing approaches, assay design and validation and bioinformatics.
Improve indigenous participation by indigenous medical students in pathology training Identify and implement strategies to increase recruitment and selection of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander medical students into pathology training.

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