Better Medical Care Initiative (BMCI)
The Better Medical Care for rural WA Initiative is a coordinated, targeted response to address the challenges faced by rural doctors across the State. It is a partnership between the WA Country Health Service and Rural Health West to ensure doctors can access relevant ongoing medical training, timely locum support, and professional mentoring, and that their families are well supported to live and work across rural Western Australia.
Procedural Mentoring Programs
The GP mentoring programs assist in providing a safe and skilled GP proceduralist service in rural and remote areas in Western Australia. The mentoring programs help GPs to gain confidence in their skills as they commence working as an independent procedural GP by linking them with an experienced practitioner.
Placements are available for the following mentoring programs:
”For my part, being a new registrar is an extremely expensive activity, and you don’t yet qualify for other funding grants, so having funds to put towards courses and upskilling placements has been very important. The funding available through the mentoring program has meant that I’ve now been able to secure bookings for all of the important first-year credentialing requirements.
I was nervous about beginning to practice outside the tertiary environment, without specialist backup, and it’s been very comforting to have someone to go to and learn the logistics of practicing in a whole new environment, as well as within a whole new paradigm. Having this program allowed me to find my footing and contribute to the workforce – otherwise I’m not sure I would have actually started practising.Dr Heidi Tudehope, GP Obstetrics mentoring participant, 2022
Procedural Mentoring Program Expression of Interest
Please complete the form below to express your interest in one of the mentoring programs offered.