Doctors in Training Program

Designed for junior doctors, international medical graduates and trainees. DiTP aims to mentor and support the next generation of medical doctors by augmenting and refining their clinical and non-clinical skills. 


About DiTP

At SAPMEA, we are dedicated to enhancing the health and wellbeing of our community members through advancing the skills and knowledge of our healthcare workforce.

The DiTP (Doctors in Training Program) is designed for junior doctors, international medical graduates and trainees working in hospital and community settings. The program aims to mentor and support the next generation medical doctors by augmenting and refining their clinical and non-clinical skills.


All participants will receive a certificate of attendance to claim CPD hours with your respective CPD Home.

DiTP 2024 Calendar

For further information and registration links for each workshop, please visit the SAPMEA Education Calendar.

    Meet our DiTP Facilitators

    Herman Chua

    Dr Herman Chua

    Emergency Medicine Consultant

    Herman is a Senior Specialist in Emergency Medicine with over 20 years of clinical experience. He has been extensively involved in the education of junior doctors and trainees, having conducted workshops at local and national conferences and holding positions such as Director of Training and Examiner for ACEM.

    Cheryl Kimber

    Cheryl Kimber

    Orthopaedic Nurse Practitioner

    Cheryl has 30 years’ experience in casting and orthopaedic care as a NUM and Orthopaedic Nurse Practitioner (20 years). One of her many interested is ensuring casts and slabs are applied correctly and by competent trained and educated health care practitioners. She facilitates and taught in the SALHN, SAON and ANZONA orthopaedic casting course for over 15 years, as well as produced the current casting protocol and competency standards for SALHN.

    Dr John Bastian

    Rehabilitation Medicine Consultant

    John is a Senior Consultant Physician in Rehabilitation Medicine, who for the last 30 years has worked in the area of complex Orthopaedic and Neurologic Rehabilitation, Occupational and Pain Medicine. Up until 2021, John was Acting Head of Unit at the Hampstead General Rehabilitation Unit, and has been actively involved in teaching and running workshops in Musculoskeletal, General Rehabilitation and Medicolegal Medicine.

    Steve Kinnear

    Dr Stephen (Steve) Kinnear OAM


    Steve has a strong passion for teaching and thrives at the opportunity to pass on his knowledge. As well as his work teaching and training here in SA and Australia, Steve has made a tremendous contribution to education more broadly in our region, particularly the South West Pacific. As a visiting lecturer on behalf of the Australian Society of Anaesthetists, he initiated the South West Pacific’s first medical specialist training program, which has placed anaesthetists in all South West Pacific Island nations in Polynesia and Melanesia. In 2018 Steve was honoured with a Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) for his service to medicine, particularly anaesthesiology.

    Contact SAPMEA

    For questions and enquiries regarding the DiTP, please contact the SAPMEA Education Team at
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