Heyfield Medical Centre
the highest standard of patient care

A vertically integrated teaching practice

Training


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Registrar General Practice Training


Heyfield Medical Centre employ General Practitioner Registrars through Eastern Victoria GP Training.  Registrars are placed at the Practice for 6 to 12 month terms to undertake their Specialist GP training.

We currently have Dr Ben Karsz, Dr Fiona Zafiris, Dr Nestor Ho, Dr Johanna Borgelt & Dr Kavya George as Registrars.

Interns

The Practice also hosts Interns from Gippsland Regional Intern Training program.  These interns are in their first year of training as a Doctor and are placed with the Practice for a ten week rotation to undertake a General Practice elective.

Medical Students

Heyfield Medical Centre also hosts students from Monash University Rural School of Medicine and students from Melbourne University.  Year 4c Monash students are immersed in the Practice for their entire academic year.

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Both medical students and interns are given the opportunity to see patients under a “wave consulting” model where they see patients in conjunction with their GP Supervisor.
You may be offered an appointment to see a medical student under the wave consulting model.  Please feel free to choose the type of consultation you desire.

Medical students and Interns are bound by the same ethical standards regarding patient respect and confidentiality as your Doctor.  They recognise it as a privilege to be present during your consultation.

 

Observers in Consultations (2.1.8)

The Practice is an accredited RACGP & ACRRM Training Practice, taking Registrars for Basic, Advanced, Subsequent or Practice based ARSP Training terms on rotation and also takes medical students on rotations from Monash & Melbourne Universities and usually has a Registrar in the Practice full-time.

Expressed consent will be obtained before any third party is present at any Doctor/Patient interaction and Patients of this Practice at all times retain the right to refuse consent to any activity involving a Student or three way interaction with a Registrar without prejudice.
The following text will be available for all patients to read prior to a request being made for  the above consent and consent will be recorded in writing in the Patient Medical notes.

A Visiting Medical Student

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is working with your doctor today to observe real general practice. These students are covered by the same ethical standards regarding patient respect and confidentiality as your doctor. They recognise it is a privilege to be present during your consultation.

Your doctor feels it is important for students to experience all types of medical care, to balance their, mostly hospital based, teaching. We promise we will not allow the student to do any work unsupervised or beyond their capabilities.

It is obviously within your rights to refuse to have a student present at your consultation, just indicate this to the receptionist or doctor. However, remember that this young doctor might be seeing you or your family in a hospital very soon - they need supervised experience now! 
Watching a skilled GP, is a great experience that cannot be obtained elsewhere.
 In addition the more enjoyable a student finds his or her rural general practice attachment the more likely they will chose a doctor's life in the country for themselves in the future.

Registrar

This practice is an accredited RACGP Training Practice, taking Registrars for Basic Training terms on rotation. These Fully Qualified Doctors are an integral part of our General Practice workforce at Heyfield Medical Centre. As an invaluable part of their Training  we spend some time sitting-in, observing them or they observing us. These Doctors are covered by the same ethical standards regarding patient respect and confidentiality as your own Doctor. It is obviously within your rights to refuse to have another Doctor present at your consultation, just indicate this to the receptionist or doctor.

Dr Benjamin Karsz. Dr Nestor Ho, Dr Fiona Zafiris and Dr Johanna Borgelt are currently undertaking their General Practice training at the Practice.