Specialist training for procedural general practitioners.
A Supervised Clinical Attachment (SCA) is a placement in a clinical or hospital setting to observe and engage in hands-on clinical practice. We can coordinate SCAs for proceduralists working in anaesthetics, obstetrics, surgery and emergency medicine.
Rural Health West can coordinate SCAs for Western Australian procedural general practitioners in Perth-based or regional tertiary hospitals free of charge.
Requesting a Supervised Clinical Attachment
A minimum of six weeks notice is required for an SCA placement. Please note the cost of placements can vary from $200 to $350 per day.
The aim of SCAs is for procedural general practitioners to update skills and areas of knowledge. They will have a nominated supervisor who is responsible for providing a written report at the conclusion of your attachment period.
Eligibility for Supervised Clinical Attachments
- Must be a qualified procedural general practitioner.
- Must be credentialed at a rural hospital or through the Royal Flying Doctor Service.
- Requires ongoing upskilling to maintain their skill level for rural practice.
Obstetric Supervised Clinical Attachments
Obstetric SCAs are available at King Edward Memorial Hospital (KEMH), Osborne Park Hospital and, in 2018, Fiona Stanley Hospital.
2018 Obstetric Supervised Clinical Attachments at KEMH are now open
2018 KEMH places are pre allocated by the end of 2017, with applications now open. Please see available 2018 dates below and submit your preferences via the 2018 KEMH Obstetric Request Form to the Procedural Program Coordinator as soon as possible.
|CS||15-19 January 2018||Non CS||30 July-3 August 2018|
|Non CS||19-23 February 2018||CS||30 July-3 August 2018|
|CS||5-9 March 2018||CS||27 Aug-31 August 2018|
|CS||9-13 April 2018||CS||1-5 October 2018|
|Non CS||30 April-4 May 2018||Non CS||1-5 October 2018|
|CS||7-11 May 2018||CS||12-16 November 2018|
|CS||28 May-1 June 2018||CS||3-7 December 2018|
|Non CS||25-29 June 2018||Non CS||17-24 December 2018|
|CS||16 -20 July 2018|
SCAs are eligible for 40 Category 1 Continuing Professional Development (CPD) points with the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) and 2 points per hour or a total of 30 Professional Development Points (PDP) with the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM).
SCAs are eligible under the Rural Procedural Grants Program. Please contact your relevant college for more information and eligibility.