“Undertaking an academic post in 1991 opened the door into the world of the clinician researcher and educator. The support I received from my mentors and wider academic community sparked my passion to continue with an academic career. I love the variety and the challenge of undertaking research that will drive improvement in health care.”
- Professor Jane Gunn, Head of Department

“I undertook two academic registrar posts at the Department of General Practice – and never left! Undertaking my research project exploring a model of care for insulin initiation in a community health centre expanded my clinical skills and opened the pathway to an academic career. Subsequent to my academic registrar posts I have completed a PhD and am now developing a program of work around the use of GP data to assist with clinical decision making at the point of care. The teaching skills that I learnt underpin the work that I now undertake as Academic Coordinator of general practice teaching for the Melbourne MD.”
- Dr Jo-Anne Manski-Nankervis, Lecturer in Primary Care, academic registrar 2010-12

“I really valued the opportunity to become a part of the department, see how it functions, make lasting friendships and receive mentoring regarding not -only the academic post but also future career plans. The opportunity to hone teaching skills and learn how to manage a small research project also opened my eyes to the possibilities of a future clinical-academic career. In hindsight, I think this was one of the highlights of my medical career so far. I would highly recommend the academic GP registrar post at the University of Melbourne.”
- Dr Chance Pistoll, academic GP registrar 2016.