FOAM4GP Map – Better referral letters – “Dear Neurologist, please see John ? head”

“Dear Neurologist, please see John ?head. Sincerely, Dr AB.” Referral letters are the way in which we can correspond our clinical information to our specialist colleagues. It is critically important and also reflects upon you as a clinician as to your medical skill and ability to be succinct. It has been pointed out many times…

New Australian General Practice FOAM – Obstetrics and Gynaecology – “Bits and Bumps!”

Introducing the new podcast and resources website based on Australian General Practice – obstetrics and gynaecology. These are written and produced by excellent Australian GP’s who have a strong interest in women’s health. Learn from their extensive research and knowledge on perplexing women’s health issues in general practice. Bits and Bumps Link

FOAM4GP Map – Type 2 Diabetes tablets – How many are there now!?!

Let’s start this one with a question… What do thiazolidinediones, DPP4 inhibitors, acarbose, SGLT2 inhibitors, sulphonylureas, GLP1-agonists, metformin, gliptins, and glitazones all have in common? Yep, they all have stupid names. I remember an old saying – “If there are many ways to treat something it is likely none of them are the best”. The…

Exam Tips For RACGP Trainees

There’s been a bit of discussion in the twittersphere recently about an online sharing of study resources and tips for exam candidates under the hashtag #GPexams13. What a brilliant idea! As someone who has recently sat and passed my RACGP exams, I thought I’d share my experiences and give you my top tips to make…