Doctors’ Health SA has developed a specific training program for doctors who treat other doctors. It is delivered via two one-day seminars each year, and a series of four one-hour evening seminars on various topics relevant to the treatment and health care of the medical profession.
The curriculum has been running since 2009 and is based on adult learning principles, regular needs assessments, CanMEDS, and literature reviews and local survey data. We also make extensive use of evaluation and feedback from previous seminars.
Expert speakers and facilitators use a range of different learning formats, including small group discussion, case study presentation and pre- and post-seminar activities. See our next seminar program.
One-day ‘Doctors for Doctors’ seminars
These seminars are available to all eligible doctors and offer a broad coverage of doctors’ health, and risk assessment for well and unwell doctors. They are independently accredited by MIGA (the provider of Australia’s leading Medical Defence Risk Management Program) and by RACGP and ACRRM.
Average attendance is about 20, and registrants have rated these events very highly, saying that they are valuable both personally and professionally. Register for our next one-day seminar.
Thursday evening seminars
Evening seminars are part of our on-going educational program, and are offered to doctors who have already attended the one-day seminar. They complement the broader one-day seminar overview with a focus on specific issues and at-risk groups within the profession.