Rural Health West coordinates Supervised Clinical Attachments for procedural general practitioners in anaesthetics, obstetrics, surgery and emergency medicine in Perth and regional hospitals.

A Supervised Clinical Attachment is a period of attachment in a clinical or hospital setting that is different from a usual setting. During a Supervised Clinical Attachment, you should be able to observe and engage in hands-on clinical practice.

Rural Health West coordinates Supervised Clinical Attachments for procedural general practitioners in anaesthetics, obstetrics surgery and emergency medicine in Perth a regional tertiary hospitals.

Requesting a Supervised Clinical Attachment

To request a Supervised Clinical Attachment, please complete the request form and email to the Rural Health West Workshop Coordinator,  alternatively fax Rural Health West on 08 6389 4501.

A minimum of six weeks notice is required for a Supervised Clinical Attachment placement. Please note the cost varies from $200 to $350 per day.

The aim of a Supervised Clinical Attachment is for you to update your existing skills and areas of knowledge. You will have a nominated supervisor who is responsible for providing a written report at the conclusion of your attachment period.

Eligibility:
  • 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.

Obstetrics Supervised Clinical Attachments are limited and pre-allocated by the relevant hospital for the whole year, based around their internal training requirements. Placements are available at King Edward Memorial Hospital, Osborne Park Hospital and Rockingham Hospital. Cancellation fees may apply at some hospitals.

2016 obstetrics placements

Osborne Park Hospital:

05/09/2016 - 16/09/2016
19/09/2016 - 23/09/2016
03/10/2016 - 14/10/2016
17/10/2016 - 28/10/2016
07/11/2016 - 18/11/2016
21/11/2016 - 25/11/2016
28/11/2016 - 09/12/2016

Rockingham Hospital:

  • To be advised

King Edward Memorial Hospital:

Applications for 2016 placements are now full.

Applications for 2017 placements at King Edward Memorial Hospital will be released later in the year. Please contact the Rural Health West Workshop Coordinator for more information. 

Supervised Clinical Attachments 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).

Supervised Clinical Attachments are eligible under the Rural Procedural Grants Program. Please contact your relevant college for more information and eligibility.