Flinders NT Regional Training Hub hosted a Career Pathway night on Thursday 3rd May 2018 with representation from some specialised medical colleges including Royal Australian College of Surgeons, Royal Australian College of Physicians, Royal Australian and NZ College of Psychiatry, Royal Australian College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Australian College of Emergency Medicine, NT General Practice Education (NTGPE) Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM) and the Australian Defence Force.
Approximately 50 participants attended the event with video conference connections to Alice Springs and Adelaide with attendance from medical students and Junior Medical Officers.
The event had Fellows and or Trainees presenting an overview, summarising the opportunities that lie within their area of expertise / College and what the training pathways looks like, along with their personalised experiences and passion for their chosen career. The video conferenced presentations were followed by drinks and canapés where exhibition booths were set up manned by College representatives and the speakers, providing an opportunity for everyone to ask questions and find out more information about specialised post-graduate medical training in the Territory.
Attendees appeared to be very inquisitive and were visiting different booths. Simultaneously the exhibitors / Colleges were excited in providing information and attracting potential trainees to consider a career within their specialisation. The event either reinforced preconceived ideas on what direction people may like to take their career in or provided information which sparked an interest in other areas.
A big thank you to those who contributed to the success of the event. Flinders NT Regional Training Hub looks forward to hosting further events and providing support in post-graduate medical training, working towards a sustainable, skilled medical workforce for the Territory.