West Armidale Medical Practice was saddened to say goodbye to Dr Mastroianni (or Dr Dan as he was affectionately known to patients) this week. Over the past 6 months, Dr Dan has become an integral part of the team and Armidale community.
Dr Dan was the medical practice's first GP to complete his 6-month placement via virtual clinical supervision.
Partnering with the Royal Australian College of General Practice (RACGP), the Foundation established the first mainland trial of virtual clinical supervision for rural GP Registrars in 2023. Under the model, senior GP registrars can work in Armidale under the supervision of a GP located in another location.
This innovative approach allowed former GPs of the practice to provide supervision and ensured over 6000 patients from the practice continued to have access to vital health services.
Dr Dan commented to his co-workers on his final day how much he had enjoyed his time with the practice and the invaluable knowledge his placement had given him.
"I have learnt so much from you all and by working with the diverse patients at West Armidale Medical Centre. This is an experience I will never forget”.
Thank you for your time with us Dr Dan, you will be greatly missed, and we wish you all the best in your future endeavours.