Registrar information

Andrew Place Clinic is proud to have been involved in General Practice Education and Training for more than 15 years. We take GPT 1, 2, 3 and 4 registrars, part-time and full time.

We believe we provide an excellent level of training, in a supportive and diverse environment, covering all aspects of metropolitan general practice.

The practice is jointly lead and managed by six associates, one male and five female, ranging in age from early 30’s to late 50’s. We all share the registrar program’s supervisory role equally, exposing the registrar to a variety of practice styles and areas of special interest and expertise. In addition to the registrars, we employ ten part-time assistants, five practice nurses, a practice manager and a number of administrative and support staff.

Current registrar from 6th August 2018 - 5th Febrary 2019 is:

  • Dr. Carl Fernandes

Some of the aspects of our practice include:

  • Andrew Place Clinic is located 10 minutes from the Austin Hospital, 15 minutes from the Northern and just five minutes from our local private Hospital, Northpark.
  • A range of specialists and allied health workers, with whom we work closely, are located on the opposite side of Grimshaw Street.
  • Onsite pathology facilities
  • Radiology facilities nearby
  • Chemist next door

As supervisors, we believe we have a lot to offer registrars. We provide regular teaching sessions and are happy to assist in FRACGP exam preparation. Several of our doctors have passed the FRACGP exam in recent years. Eric Tay is a past examiner and Wendy Bernet is a current examiner.

As GPs, our professional interests extend beyond seeing patients.

  • Wendy Bernet has been on the interview panel for entry into the General Practice training program, supervises first year medical students and was the Supervisor Liaison Officer for VMA.
  • Christina Illing was a former registrar at Andrew Place Clinic and keen to teach.
  • Lisa Mifsud is the GPT1 EVGPT coordinator and RACGP college examiner. She has also worked at Melbourne sexual health and is trained in mirena insertion.
  • Melanie Hemsley

In addition, we all firmly believe in the importance of balancing work, family and outside interests and encourage our registrars to learn from our experience. We understand the importance of self-care in dealing with the stresses of general practice.

The practice sees a wide range of medical problems ranging from neonates to geriatrics, though there is a “younger than Victorian average” patient population due to the demographics of the area (predominantly middle-class, young families).

Visit our Services page to view our full offering.

We are a privately billing practice. Bulk billing is available for pensioners, health care card holders and children under the age of 16 during office hours only. The practice hours are Monday, Wednesday & Thursday 8am-8pm, Tuesday 8am-6pm, Friday 8am-5.30pm and Sat 9.00am-1pm. Outside of these hours we use a locum deputising service. The current registrar works every fourth Saturday morning, one evening per week until 8pm and has a morning a week off, plus one day a week off. There is no overnight or on-call work. For more information view our Patient Information page.

We would encourage potential registrars to contact our current or past registrars who have assured us they are happy to speak about their experiences at Andrew Place Clinic. We would be happy to provide contact details on request.