Dr Kristen Fitzgerald has been appointed Director of Education for GPTT, replacing Dr Rohan Kerr.
She has been working for the School of Medicine at the University of Tasmania as a senior lecturer in rural health and coordinator of the 1st year case-based learning program. She also works as a GP at General Practice Plus in South Hobart, and is a member of the Tasmanian Board of the Medical Board of Australia.
Previously, Kristen has been Family Physician at University of Malaysia Sarawak Community Clinics as well as Senior Lecturer in Family Medicine at the University. She has also been Medical Officer of Health for the Sorell and Hobart Councils, worked as a Locum Medical Officer in remote NT and Flinders Island, and was a former GPTT Medical Educator.
GPTT CEO Allyson Warrington says she is delighted GPTT has attracted a person of Dr Fitzgerald’s calibre to the critically important Director of Education role.
“Education and training are the cornerstones of GPTT, so DR Fitzgerald’s long and variued experience, including as a GPTT Medical Educator, will be very valuable.
Ms Warrington paid tribute to Dr Rohan Kerr for his contribution as Directoe of Education overt more than ten years .
“Rohan’s experience, enthusiasm attention to detail and lateral thinking has greatly benefitted our program planning and delivery during his tenure,” Ms Warrington said.