Supervisor of the Year finalist is no soft touch

Based in Goolwa, SA, Dr Miller said his unsparing approach to registrars meant they ended up with a clearer idea of which part of medicine they wanted to specialise in – and which part they didn’t.

“We’ve got enough doctors so that we wouldn’t need our registrars really to be on on-call rosters,” Dr Miller said.

“But if they never experience doing after hours work, how are they ever going to cope with it or not?

“At the end of their term, if they decide they never want to do it again, that’s fine, they’ve learnt they want to look for a practice that does not have any after hours. But if they find it’s okay, it might open their horizons.”

Dr Miller, who normally has two registrars at his practice and has been involved