Dennis is a Wongai man. His mob are from the Goldfields of Western Australia. He was born in Kalgoorlie and raised in Perth.
Dennis studied medicine at the University of Western Australia, graduating in 2002. He has worked in a range of specialities in hospitals from Fremantle, Cairns, the chilly Kiwi city of Christchurch and now the balmy Top End town of Darwin. He recently finished specialist training as a General Paediatrician and Neonatologist.
Dennis and his wife, have 3 boisterous boys that keep them busy. They are usually seen running after them on the beaches of Darwin or kicking the footy with them in the local park.
For a training post to be eligible for STP funding it must:
Funding for salary support are allocated as follows:
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The IRTP-STP initiative is to increase the rural and regional training opportunities within ASGS RA2-5 areas by identifying trainees who are genuinely committed to peruse a medical career in rural areas. IRTP-STP funds will be linked to an individual trainee and funding will enable participating trainee to complete a minimum of two-thirds (minimum four years) of their total Fellowship training within a rural and regional area within ASGS RA2-5.
IRTP-STP position eligibility
Trainees who are on secondment from another country or employed by a hospital that is not within Australia are not eligible for IRTP-STP positions.
IRTP-STP post will be allocated with $150,000 (GST Exclusive) per annum / per FTE. This amount is inclusive of salary support, assistance with travel and accommodation similar to rural loading. Funding approved for three years from 2018-2020.
Please refer Reporting tab for forms to the College for IRTP-STP Claims.
For more information visit Integrated Rural Training Pipeline for Medicine (IRTP)
Performance reports are due from units on following dates
The College has commenced its review of STP Posts on 9th July 2018. The review will be conducted as per guidelines provided by the DoH and in conjunction with Health Jurisdictions. This process will help to ensure the program is responsive to workforce needs and continues to focus on supporting training in expanded settings.
The key stages of the review process and timeframes for the review are as follows: