Riverstone Family Medical Practice is an Accredited Teaching Practice for the purpose of hosting qualified doctors who are choosing to specialise in General Practice. The GP training program offers placements for doctors who have completed all the requirements for full registration as a medical practitioner by the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency.
RFMP takes GP Registrars at all levels offering teaching and support. Each term is for six months if full-time and many of our Registrars choose to do part-time hours therefore staying with us for twelve months. Our patients are informed and consent to participate in this process. The experience is invaluable for all and we have been privileged to have some wonderful doctors work in our practice.
We also host medical students from the Universities of Sydney and Western Sydney as well as Notre Dame University. There have been students from other health disciplines and we anticipate this to expand to a broad range of allied health students in future as the nature of primary health care promotes team-based care across the whole spectrum of providers.
It is through our involvement in teaching that we hope to inspire doctors and health workers of the future to hold high quality as their standard of care. It is by their participation in our practice that we intend to lift the health outcomes for people well beyond our local community.