Bayside-Peninsula Consortium

The Bayside-Peninsula Consortium prides itself in the achievements
of its Basic Physician Trainees that goes beyond exam success.

Bayside-Peninsula Consortium

The Bayside-Peninsula Consortium’s primary objectives are to provide the highest quality support, training and mentoring to all basic physician trainees across its constituent hospitals whilst ensuring equity in workforce distribution. The Directors of Physician Education and all Consortium teaching staff share a deep commitment to ensuring that trainees are supported, encouraged, guided and given optimal preparation through a first class educational program combining formal instruction, on-the-job training and professional mentorship, as preparation for the Part 1 Fellowship examination of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians.

The Bayside-Peninsula Consortium prides itself in the achievements of its Basic Physician Trainees that goes beyond exam success.

  • Unique training experiences throughout inner & outer metropolitan and regional health services
  • Extensive training program and support for all Consortium trainees
  • Exceptional training outcomes
  • Supportive and friendly environment with an educational focus and dedicated senior medical staff

The Alfred

The Alfred’s state-wide services include bone marrow, heart and lung transplantation, cystic fibrosis, burns, HIV/AIDS, haemophilia, sexual health, hyperbaric medicine and trauma services. All adult medicine specialties are offered with the exception of obstetrics and gynaecology.

The Alfred is well equipped to provide excellent training of junior physicians, having been actively involved in this over many years. The range of specialties with accredited junior medical staff positions encompasses all those recommended by the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP). The tutorial program provides comprehensive preparation for the written and clinical examinations. Activities specifically directed towards professional development are gaining an increasing profile and the library is one of the best-resourced in Victoria. There is access to Up-To-Date via most hospital computers. The Division of Medicine includes a large number of consultants experienced in preparation of candidates for both written and clinical components of the RACP examination.

Caulfield Hospital

The general medical unit at Caulfield admits patients directly from The Alfred’s Emergency Department and the Rapid/Acute Assessment Unit, which is an in-patient unit at Alfred Hospital attached to the General Medical Unit. There is no Emergency Department at the Caulfield campus. It is considered that Caulfield’s general medical beds function as an extension of The Alfred’s General Medical Unit.

Trainees rotate on the BPT1 roster to Aged Care and Rehabilitation Medicine, and on the BPT2 and 3 rosters to Neurology-Rehabilitation, Aged Care and General Medicine at Caulfield Hospital.

Frankston Hospital

There is a mix of specialty and general medical units offering BPT rotations as follows: Cardiology, Respiratory Medicine, Endocrinology, Gastroenterology, Neurology, Renal Medicine, Infectious Diseases, Haematology/Oncology, Intensive Care, General Medicine, Perioperative Medicine, Musculoskeletal and Acute Care of the Elderly.

The library offers a full range of electronic journals and the hospitals are networked for Up-To-Date.

Frankston Hospital is classified by the RACP as a Level 3 training hospital and rotates 2 BPTs each term to Alfred Health and 1 BPT each term to Goulburn Valley Health, and now also Mildura Base Hospitral.

Cabrini Hospital Prahran

A 22-bed specialist palliative care hospital offering a wide range of services including medical support, nursing, pastoral care, counselling and physiotherapy.

There is one BPT2 position sent on secondment to this hospital per rotation.

Consortium Management Committee
Each consortium is governed by its own Consortium Management Committee (CMC) consisting of representatives of member health services and the Consortium’s Secretariat.

The purpose of the CMC is to:

  • Provide due governance of funds distributed by the Department of Health to administer the Consortium
  • Provide all basic physician trainees with training that meets the RACP clinical training requirements
  • Ensure equity in workforce needs of all constituent hospitals
  • Resolve grievances
  • Foster collaboration across and between training sites
The Bayside-Peninsula BPT Consortium’s CMC meets four times a year, with agendas covering a range of administrative, training, governance and financial issues. The CMC is attended by hospital Directors of Physician Training (DPTs), Directors of Medical Services (DMSs), Hospital Medical Officer (HMO) Managers, and other support and administrative staff.
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