The transition to the role of registrar can be challenging, with a whole series of non-technical skills which have to be acquired, such as Supervision and Delegation, Conflict Resolution etc, yet often no formal training in these skills. The Confederation of Postgraduate Medical Education Councils (CPMEC) have developed a high-quality Professional Development for Registrars course, which has now been delivered in most states and territories and is endorsed by several colleges.
Over the past several years, PMCT has run the course in Hobart on a number of occasions, but this year we were very pleased to be able to deliver the course in Launceston and Burnie for the first time. The response was very favourable, with 12 registrars attending at each site, and overwhelmingly positive feedback. We look forward to offering the course in Hobart later this year.