Medical Education and Training

Medical Students

Medical students are our future doctors. We need the help of our patients to train the next generation of doctors. Carnegie Medical Centre regularly hosts medical students from Monash and Melbourne Universities. The GP’s at our clinic work with these Universities to develop students’ knowledge and skills in community-based primary health care. During their placement students experience doctor-patient interactions, participate in the team care of patients and spend time with reception, nursing and other practice staff. Allowing a medical student to take part in your consultation today will help us to shape tomorrow’s health professionals.

Please note that your GP will remain responsible for your medical advice about your condition at all times and that our medical students will treat your privacy with the same degree of professionalism as the clinic staff. Of course the choice to have a medical student involved in your consultation is always yours.

General Practitioner Registrar

A GP Registrar is a fully qualified medical doctor, who is undertaking advanced training to specialise in General Practice. The RACGP (Royal College of General Practitioners) requires that doctors hoping to specialise in General Practice, complete an advanced GP training program.  Over a minimum of two years, GP Registrars will attend placements at up to four different medical practices in both metropolitan and rural locations.

Carnegie Medical Centre offers six or twelve month placements to our Registrars.  At our practice they have the opportunity to work in a busy and supportive environment that focuses on varied and holistic family medicine and community health.  GP Registrars are fully qualified doctors and are knowledgeable and skilled.  During their placement Registrars are exposed to many years of experience and insight from the Carnegie Medical Centre Practice Staff both clinical and administrative.  At our practice we make every effort to learn as much from the GP Registrars as they do from us.  After six or twelve months, Registrars generally move on to their next placement.  Once they complete their final exams they are fully fledged General Practitioners, and over the years some have returned to continue working at our practice.

2018 Supervisor of the Year

Dr Niroshe Amaeasekera was recently awarded 2018 SUPERVISOR OF THE YEAR (METROPOLITAN) by Eastern Victorian GP Training. Niroshe has been a passionate advocate for medical education since attaining her fellowship in 2013. She was instrumental in gain EV accreditation for the practice and has taken on the role of primary supervisor. This recent award recognises Dr Niroshe for modelling outstanding principles and values as a GP, as well as for exemplary administration practices and protocols across all areas of General Practice. We are very proud of Niroshe’s achievements, and acknowledge how fortunate we are to have her as part of our team.