13 September 2016
GPEx registrar achieves highest exam score in Australia.
13 September 2016
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Adelaide, South Australia
GPEx registrar (GP in training), Dr Jessica Borgas, has been announced as Australia’s highest scoring candidate in the 2016.1 Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) Objective Structured Clinical Exam (OSCE) and is to be awarded with the prestigious Monty Kent-Hughes Memorial Medal and the Outstanding SA/NT OSCE Achievement.
When asked how she felt about receiving both accolades, Jessica said that she was surprised to receive one, let alone two.
“I was not expecting to receive an award! It has come as a lovely surprise after the hard work of preparing for exams.”
GPEx Chief Executive Officer, Christine Cook, is delighted to see such a successful outcome for both Jessica and the recently formed organisation.
“Achieving the highest score across Australia in this examination is a tremendous achievement, one of which Jessica should be immensely proud of.”
“Her success also reflects the quality of our education program, core to the Federal Government’s decision to award GPEx the contract to deliver general practice training in South Australia for the next three years.”
The fellowship examination was the final assessment for Jessica to complete towards becoming a qualified GP specialist. Following fellowship, Jessica is certain of her next steps.
“I am planning to continue practising in Clare. I am also interested in becoming involved in registrar teaching and supervision in the future.”
It is anticipated that Dr Borgas will be presented with the prestigious Monty Kent-Hughes Memorial Medal and Outstanding SA/NT OSCE Achievement Award on Sunday, 23 October 2016 at the RACGP Fellowship ceremony, where she will also achieve fellowship as a GP.
GPEx is the South Australian Training Organisation which delivers general practice training to doctors selected to specialise in General Practice (GP) in Australia. It is a provider of the Australian General Practice Training (AGPT) program that is funded through the Australian Government Department of Health.
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