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UQ Medical School introduces new leadership roles

This past spring, the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Queensland has established three pivotal clinical leadership roles to lead clinical education, research and academic activities within partner teaching hospitals.

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The positions include Associate Dean (Clinical) at faculty level and two new heads of clusters within the UQ Medical School to cover UQ’s Northern and Southwestern clusters of clinical schools and teaching hospitals in South East Queensland. Establishing the positions was a key recommendation from the Clinical Schools Working Party Report. Faculty of Health Sciences Executive Dean Professor Nicholas Fisk said the appointments introduced in March will enhance the faculty’s world-class standards in clinical teaching and clinical research.

“Ensuring the next generation of health professionals receives the highest standard of clinical training and increasing research collaboration in clinical areas will directly impact the health of the community and are focal objectives of these roles,” Professor Fisk said.

“These roles should drive a more robust clinical school model, with more senior representation both on the ground and within the faculty and university, underpinning its core importance to our clinical teaching and clinical research effort,” Professor Fisk said, adding that they are very pleased with the high calibre of appointees they recruited for the positions.

Associate Dean (Clinical): Professor Gerald Holtmann
This senior role, positioned alongside the Associate Dean (Academic) and Associate Dean (Research) at faculty level, is intended to oversee multidisciplinary clinical engagement across schools and clinical schools in the Faculty of Health Sciences. Professor Holtmann has had a distinguished career as a physician  scientist in Australia and Germany, with more than 200 publications including articles in The Lancet and The New England Journal of Medicine, and has also been CEO of the University Hospital of Essen in Germany. He is currently Director of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at Princess Alexandra Hospital.

Head of UQ’s Southwestern Clinical School Cluster: Professor Darrell Crawford
This role will provide leadership and direction across all clinical schools within the cluster including Princess Alexandra, Mater, Greenslopes, QEII and Ipswich hospitals. Professor Crawford is currently the acting Head of the UQ Medical School. He is a leading hepatologist and clinical scientist and, until recently, was Head of the Clinical School at Greenslopes Private Hospital and Head of the Discipline of Medicine at UQ and made major contributions to the School of Medicine over recent years.

Head of UQ’s Northern Clinical School Cluster: Professor Leonie Callaway

This role will provide leadership and direction across all clinical schools within the cluster environment, including those at Royal Brisbane and Women’s, Prince Charles, Nambour, Redcliffe, Caboolture, Wesley and St Andrew’s hospitals. Professor Leonie Callaway is an obstetric physician whose research and clinical focus is on obesity and medical disorders during pregnancy. She has been Head of the Royal Brisbane & Women’s Hospital Clinical School since 2007.

About UQ Medical School

UQ School of Medicine is known as Australia’s Global Medical School. It conducts a four-year graduate-entry medical program, the Bachelor of Medicine Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS). The MBBS program is designed to produce global doctors who are able to meet today’s challenges. The curriculum has been planned to capture the enthusiasm and maturity of its graduate entrants and help them develop into highly skilled medical graduates capable of entering the wide variety of career options open to them worldwide.

Entry Requirements for the UQ Medical Program

Offers will be made to eligible applicants on a “rolling admissions,” first-come, first-served basis.

  • Completed degree (bachelor, master, PhD)
  • GPA equivalent to 5.0 on UQ’s 7.0 scale
  • MCAT score (minimum 8/8/8 or 8/8/M/8) or GAMSAT score (minimum of 50 in each section)
  • Compulsory consultative meeting with the UQ Medical School

Applications are still open for the 2014 intake!

Apply now to the UQ Medical School!


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