Dr Madhu Tamilarasan lives and practices in Lithgow, a country town in Central West NSW, as a partner in a privately owned general practice which offers office based, hospital VMO and procedural GP training. Madhu has been the main supervisor for the practice since 2010, supervising countless registrars in that time and providing many former registrars and medical students with mentoring and support long after they leave her practice.
She believes GP supervisors are the cornerstone of GP training and that GP supervisors must be appropriately supported. In addition to her experience as a GP supervisor she has been heavily involved in GP training as the Director of Training for a previous regional training provider, Beyond Medical Education, in Western NSW from 2011 – 2015. Madhu has an in depth understanding of the industry and the nuanced interfaces between supervisors, registrars, RTOs, the colleges and government.