GP Supervisor Profiles

GPSA recognises the hard work and dedication of GP supervisors training the next generation of family doctors across Australia. The GP Supervisors profiled below are a small sample of some of the talented GP Supervisors supporting registrars on their journey. 

Supervisor Profile – Dr Richard Try

Supervisor Profile – Dr Richard Try

Supervisor Profile – Dr Richard Try Pictured: Dr Richard Try and Dr Rowan Kruysse Dr Richard Try recently received a recognition of service award from GPSA recognising his work over 10 years as a GP supervisor.  Dr Richard previously worked …
Supervisor Profile – Dr Peta Cornwall

Supervisor Profile – Dr Peta Cornwall

Supervisor Profile – Dr Peta Cornwall Pictured: Dr Brian McPherin with Dr Peta Cornwall Dr Peta Cornwall recently received a recognition of service award from GPSA recognising her work over 15 years as a GP supervisor. Peta has been working …
Supervisor Profile – Dr Mark Zagorski

Supervisor Profile – Dr Mark Zagorski

Supervisor Profile – Dr Mark Zagorski Mt Beauty GP Supervisors Dr Mark Zagorski and colleague Dr Libby Garoni (pictured above) were recognised with Recognition of Service awards from GP Supervisors Australia (GPSA) in May 2021 for their outstanding contribution of …
Supervisor Profile – Dr Libby Garoni

Supervisor Profile – Dr Libby Garoni

Supervisor Profile – Dr Libby Garoni Mt Beauty GP Supervisor Dr Libby Garoni was recognised with a Recognition of Service award from GP Supervisors Australia (GPSA) in May 2021 for her outstanding contribution to Mt Beauty and the surrounding community …
Young gun of GP supervision gets a gong

Young gun of GP supervision gets a gong

Young gun of GP supervision gets a gong The call to GP supervision found Dr Nicholas Hamilton early in his career. In 2015, two years post fellowship, the young doctor registered as a supervisor “through circumstance” to help facilitate supervisor capacity …
The Dancing Doctor 

The Dancing Doctor 

The Dancing Doctor teaches value of self-care Leading a flash mob dance in his signature mullet wig has been a joyful step to new health for Victorian GP supervisor Dr Richard Mayes. The Dancing Doctor, also known as Mullet Man, …
Supervisor profile – Simon Hosking

Supervisor profile – Simon Hosking

Lifelong learning in supervision There is always more to learn as a GP supervisor – even after three decades in the role, according to Queensland doctor Simon Hosking. Simon estimates he has taught “between 50 to 60 registrars” since becoming …
Gayle goes the extra mile to welcome registrars

Gayle goes the extra mile to welcome registrars

Gayle goes the extra mile to welcome registrars Going the extra mile to support GP supervisors and registrars is all in a day’s work for rural Victorian practice manager Gayle Bloch. While passionate about helping registrars enjoy their experience in …
Supervisor Profile April 2019

Supervisor Profile April 2019

Dr Sultan’s Quest to ensure each registrar reaches their potential GP registrars under Dr Mohammed Sultan’s supervision experience a prime example of cradle-to-grave care in a small community. In one instance, Dr Sultan treated up to four generations of one …
Geoff driven to learn and guide

Geoff driven to learn and guide

Geoff driven to learn and guide After 36 years as a GP supervisor Dr Geoff Norman is first to admit a supervisor does not need to know everything; but should be ready to learn. “Remember you do not have to …
Ewen’s mission to train and retain rural doctors

Ewen’s mission to train and retain rural doctors

Ewen’s mission to train and retain rural doctors It is difficult to quantify the number of doctors veteran GP supervisor Dr Ewen McPhee has mentored in an official and unofficial capacity since his early career in rural medicine. That’s because …
Peer support key to Aline’s supervision

Peer support key to Aline’s supervision

Peer support key to Aline’s supervision Long-time GP supervisor Dr Aline Smith is not only passionate about educating the next generation of family doctors, but also supporting her peer supervisors in their mentoring role.Having supervised more than 50 registrars in …
Supervisor Profile July 2018

Supervisor Profile July 2018

Supervision a shared journey From sharing the same surname to place of medical practice, Victorian GP supervisors Dr Janet McDonald (pictured left) and Dr Andrew McDonald (pictured middle) also have another link: their GP registrars. They have each recently received …
February Member Profile

February Member Profile

Frank’s mission: “I want you to be a great GP” Frank Jones is passionate about the profession of general practice, and instilling the same enthusiasm in the next generation of family doctors. It’s impossible to quantify his influence, having supervised …
Riwka ensures no surprises for registrars

Riwka ensures no surprises for registrars

Riwka ensures no surprises for registrars Practice manager Riwka Hagen ensures GP registrars have a comprehensive orientation at the start of their term, setting up a rewarding and happy learning experience. After 25 years in practice management, Riwka Hagen has …

Supervision a fun journey for Chris

Supervision a fun journey for Chris Sole principal of Hallett Cove Corner Surgery Chris Jenkins became a GP supervisor 16 years ago to help boost “manpower” at the practice. However, she soon found she relished the teaching role and her …

‘Ferrous Man’ has infused fun factor to Danny’s supervision

  ‘Ferrous Man’ has infused fun factor to Danny’s supervision   It’s no coincidence that iron infusion specialist ‘Ferrous Man’ appears at the same registrar training events as GP supervisor Danny Byrne. Funnily enough, just like Clarke Kent and Superman, …

Curtain Closing for Long Term Supervisor

  Curtain Closing for Long Term Supervisor   Hubert Van Doorn’s life as a GP principle and main supervisor in his practice in East Brunswick has drawn to a close. Hubert is now a medical educator, and while he still …

Mentor Recognised

For almost two decades, Ursula Russell has mentored young doctors who pass through the halls of Shepparton’s Lister House Medical Centre. Arriving in Shepparton in 1988, Dr Russell and her husband were initially posted as interns to stay for one …
WAGPET’s supervisor Dr Gay named RACGP National Supervisor of the Year

WAGPET’s supervisor Dr Gay named RACGP National Supervisor of the Year

Doctor Rohan Gay, who has been practicing at Walter Road East General Practitioners in Bayswater WA for over 20 years, has been named 2016 GP Supervisor of the Year by The Royal College of General Practice (RACGP). He has been …
NTGPE Supervisor Profile – Dr Wendy Page

NTGPE Supervisor Profile – Dr Wendy Page

Miwatj Health Centre is an Aboriginal Medical Service that stands tall and proud when it comes to general practice training and service provision in Arnhem Land. It recently won Training Post of Year at the NTGPE Awards Night. Dr Wendy …