In collaboration with universities, teaching hospitals and specialist private clinics, the HealthCert clinical attachments program provides GPs with a comprehensive range of medical, surgical and clinical support training. Participants will have the unique opportunity to enhance their knowledge of procedures in dedicated treatment facilities by observing and questioning experts -this may include all aspects of treatment, including initial consultations and patient treatment options as well as surgical procedures, use of equipment and patient follow‐ups.
Mackay Scalpel Free Vasectomy Clinic is located in the Mackay Specialist Day Hospital and is dedicated to providing men with Scalpel Free Vasectomy procedures (SFV). The facility is a professional one‐stop clinic where consultations and procedures are undertaken on the same day for patient convenience.
Your supervisor will be Dr Raj Selvarajan (MBBS, MRCS(Ed), MRCGP, FRACGP). Dr Selvarajan undertook postgraduate education in the UK. He is trained in specialised surgical fields, including plastic surgery, and is a member of the Royal College of General Practitioners of UK. Specialising in non‐scalpel vasectomies, he established three No Scalpel Vasectomy Clinics in the UK and the Scalpel Free Vasectomy clinics in Mackay and Brisbane, Australia.
Dr Raj Selvarajan on scalpel-free vasectomy procedures
The clinical attachment program is aimed at qualified general practitioners wishing to develop their procedural skill set and who have completed the HealthCert Advanced Workshop in Non-Scalpel Vasectomy.
The program can be tailored individually to the participant’s special interests and activities may include but are not limited to:
MBBS, MRCS(Ed), MRCGP, FRACGP
Dr Selvarajan undertook postgraduate education in the UK. He is trained in specialised surgical fields including plastic
Medical professionals can apply for a one‐day program where they will experience first‐hand the day‐to‐day operations and interactions of a leading medical practice. Participants will further develop their skills by observing experienced physicians, participating in patient consultations and asking questions on the provided services and patient care.
Vasectomy is a procedure which makes men infertile by producing a block to sperm movement from the testicles and is the most efficient form of contraception currently available. In a traditional vasectomy, two incisions (cuts) are made in the scrotum and through these, each
Medical professionals must submit their application with their preferred dates at least one month prior to the program commencement date. HealthCert will contact the facility and arrange for the placement of the applicant at the host facility. Participants must commence the program latest six months after their application has been accepted.
Participants are expected to independently organise and fund their travel and accommodation throughout the duration of the program. The facility will provide day time activities from 9am to 5pm during weekdays only.
No assessment is required for this activity. However for members of the RACGP who wish to qualify for Category 1 CPD points certain records must be kept and session summaries completed. See the CPD section below.
For members of the RACGP who wish to qualify for Category 1 CPD