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History

  • Established in 1981, HPMI is an independent, non-government, non-profit, medical education body which provides quality, independent Continuing Professional Development to the health profession throughout the Hunter, New England, Northern Tablelands, Western Plains, Mid North and Central Coast regions of New South Wales.
     
  • Governed by a Board. An Executive is responsible for all Financial and Policy decisions and a Program Committee designs Annual Program. A full time Secretariat acts as a go between these Committees and the medical community.
     
  • Closely affiliated with Faculty of Health, The University of Newcastle, Hunter New England Local Health District, Pathology North - Hunter, Hunter New England and Central Coast Primary Health Network, Hunter Medical Research Institute and Hunter Surgical Society.
     
  • Receives no Government funding and relies completely on its Membership and Sponsorship subscriptions, as well as registration fees.
     
  • Accredited as a Self Assessor for the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners and the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine for Continuing Professional Development and Quality Assurance (QI&CPD) points.
     
  • Offers Complimentary Membership to trainees from General Practice Training Valley to Coast, Overseas Trained Doctors, Junior Medical Officers and Health Students (who are also eligible to apply for a Health Selectives Bursary).
  • Produces a newsletter HPMI News, as well as an annual Careers in Medicine Handbook, a guide for undergraduate and graduates in choosing a career in medicine. Also produces a Booklet of Specialists.
     
  • Provides On-line Courses in Shared Obstetrics Care, Geriatrics, Ear Irrigation, Wound Closure and Hand Cleansing. Shortly Parkinson's Masterclass.
  • Provides On-line resources made up of PDFs, Videos and Audios of Meeting Handouts for HPMI Members.
     
  • Maintains a Central Diary, Specialist, Medical and Sponsors’ Directories and Links to other educational bodies on our website.
  • Professor Alan Hewson, AM, presented a History of HPMI at HPMI's 30th Anniversary in 2010. Click here to view Slide Show