Kapunda & Eudunda Medical Practice has been a long-time supporter of training programs at all levels. Currently we are able to have three registrars for 6 month placements and four medical students; third year from Flinders University and 5th years from Adelaide University under the Barossa Valley Doctor of Medicine Rural Stream. This sees students placed with us for almost 12 months at a time. The students practice under close supervision of practice doctors, and are involved in all aspects of practice work both general practice and hospital based.
Both practices have a strong teaching focus and we have two or three general practice registrars with us each year.
Accredited Training Practice
The Kapunda Medical Practice is a training post for ACRRM and RACGP registrars in the AGPT and RGTS programs. We work in collaboration to deliver a program of GPs in training. Registrars are placed at our practice on 6 month rotations who are supervised and guided by our experienced practice GPs. Registrars are highly trained and bring the latest knowledge passion and commitment to their work.
We are proud to be a part of this training program and to help train tomorrows future GPs in order to keep our communities happy and healthy.
“It is indeed a privilege to work at Kapunda Medical Practice alongside experienced and skilful doctors, as well as highly professional staff. KMP was my first community placement after years of working in tertiary hospitals. I am grateful for the guidance, support, and mentorship by all the GP colleagues; especially my supervisor – Dr Van Dissel; who have made this transition easier for me. I particularly enjoy the weekly teaching sessions with Dr Van Dissel when we discuss challenging cases and debrief about our week. It is such a positive work environment where clinicians and admin staff do work together to get the best outcomes for patients. Working with this medical practice also provides an opportunity for doctors to encounter a wide variety of clinical cases with a mixture of acute and chronic conditions; either in the medical practice or in the local hospital. I find most patients whom I encounter are pleasant and respectful. I would definitely recommend other GP trainees to gain some experience working in this medical practice as I believe all of the factors above (excellent colleagues and GP supervisor, positive working environment, exposure to a variety of cases) are invaluable in helping one grow and develop as a good clinician.”
Dr Sheila Mohd Sopery (2021 – 2023)
Working at the Kapunda Medical Practice (and Kapunda Hospital) is a wonderful experience. The practice is a true ‘community’ medical practice for which everyone works for the best interest of the community. I also get to see different mixes of patients and there are wide variety of opportunities to learn new procedures.The work atmosphere is productive and supportive. All the staff members are kind and caring, and they help each other personally and professionally. I grow and learn with the helpful supervisors and colleagues. It’s definitely a very rewarding experience to work at the Kapunda Medical Practice.
Conney Chang (2015 2016)
I had such a good time being a medical student based at Kapunda and Eudunda Medical Practice. The staff were all lovely and very supportive of the students throughout our placement. Doing parallel consulting and on-call with the doctors each week really helped to build my confidence with working up a patient independently. I will always be very thankful for my time at Kapunda!
Aithne Tobin (2021)
My time at Kapunda as a PRCC student has being the highlight of my medical degree. From the very first week I was made to feel like a valued part of the team. I was well supported in my learning, and Doctors were always looking for opportunities to teach more. I had so many brilliant experiences I will treasure for many years to come and feel I will be a better Doctor for the time I spent in Kapunda. My only regret is not converting Dr Max to veganism but I tired.
Liam Ramsey (2019)