Western Australia – August 2017

A message from the WA State Committee Chair

Dear Fellows and trainees,

Welcome to the latest edition of the WA eNewsletter. 

The State Committee held its last meeting on 24 May 2017.
Education, Policy ​& Advocacy and Accreditation ​updates dominated discussions, continuing to reflect our rapidly changing environment.

I would like to welcome Dr Christina Bertiloni FAFPHM, who has taken over as Public Health Representative on the Committee from Professor Charles Watson. 

I would also like to give a very grateful vote of thanks to Professor Watson for his invaluable and unwavering support of the Committee and College in WA over many years.

The RACP Board will be in Perth during August and I encourage you to avail yourself of any opportunity to meet with both Board and State Committee members.

Also in early September the State Committee will be hosting a New Fellows’ Forum for those starting their career as a specialist. All members are welcome to attend this valuable networking opportunity.
If you have any contributions for the Western Australian State Committee please email us at RACPWA@racp.edu.au 

Dr Michael Lucas
WA State Committee Chair

Watch and discuss Physician Education Program (PEP) lectures at the RACP WA office

Each Thursday evening from 17 August a recorded lecture from the PEP lecture series will be screened at the RACP WA office.

A Fellow with expertise in the relevant area will be present each week to answers questions and lead discussion.

The PEP lecture series is designed for Basic Trainees as an opportunity to gain knowledge that will assist in the written exam.

Advanced Trainees and Fellows are also welcome to attend.

Day: Each Thursday from 17 August.
The topic of the first event will be 'How to pass the written exam'. You will also be able to vote on topics for future sessions.
Time: 5.30pm to 9pm
Unit 1-3
24 Leura Street
Cost: This is a free event for RACP members.
Registration: To register, or for more information, email racpwa@racp.edu.au

Recent Event – Basic Training Orientation Session, 23 March 2017

​Thirty current and prospective trainees, in the fields of Adult Medicine and Paediatrics & Child Health attended this evening session at Fiona Stanley Hospital.  Presentations covered a range of topics relevant to both early/prospective trainees and those approaching exams. Prospective trainees and those who have recently entered the training program were given tips on getting into training, work-life balance and developing their portfolio. Exam preparation was a focus for those established in the program.

Upcoming events

Expressions of interest


Western Australia RACP Trainee Research Awards for Excellence

  •  Applications in the field of paediatric medicine close Thursday, 31 August 2017
  • Applications in the field of adult medicine close Friday, 15 September 2017

The RACP Trainee Research Awards for Excellence competition is held to select State, Territory and New Zealand representatives to present their research work at the Sydney RACP Congress in May 2018. 

Two trainees, one presenting in the field of adult medicine and one presenting in the field of paediatric medicine, will be selected to represent Western Australia. 

Representatives will be given the opportunity to present their research in Sydney in May 2018 and will receive the following benefits:

  • return economy class airfares from the place of nomination
  • accommodation for three nights (including breakfast)
  • complimentary registration including Trainees' Day (if still a trainee)
  • Congress Gala Dinner or Paediatrics & Child Health Division Dinner.

Trainees from all RACP Divisions, Faculties and Chapters are eligible to apply. Abstracts should be submitted to racpwa@racp.edu.au using the abstract template.

All members are invited to attend the WA competitions. RACP Fellows may be able to claim CPD credits for attendance through MyCPD.

The competition in the field on paediatric medicine will be held on:

Date: Thursday, 5 October 2017
Time: 12pm to 2pm
Cost: Free
McDonalds Lecture Theatre
Level 2, Administration Building
Roberts Road
Princess Margaret Hospital
RSVP: To register your attendance email racpwa@racp.edu.au

The competition in the field on adult medicine will be held on:

Date: Wednesday, 25 October 2017
Time: 5.30pm to 8pm
Cost: Free
RACP Western Australia
Unit 1–3
24 Leura Street
RSVP: To register your attendance please email racpwa@racp.edu.au

​Go to the RACP Trainee Research Awards for Excellence page for more information, including abstract submission information.

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