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Wednesday, January 15th, 2014

UQ School of Medicine honours its clinical teachers

The UQ School of Medicine and the University of Queensland Medical Society (UQMS) has proudly announced the winners of the 2013 Award for Excellence in Clinical Teaching and the Clinical School Teaching Awards. These awards are student nominated. Below lists the award recipients as well as comments from students.

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The Award for Excellence in Clinical Teaching

Associate Professor Mark Smithers – Director, Upper GI, Soft Tissue Unit at Princess Alexandra Hospital

“Associate Professor Smithers is highly deserving of the Clinical School Teaching Award due to his continued teaching of students and willingness to accept any junior medical student as a member of the team. Personally, he has been the finest teacher over my four years. He always had time for questions, teaching and was incredibly inclusive. He has certainly altered the course of my career for the better.”

Clinical School Teaching awards

Dr Rohit Gupta – Junior Medical Registrar at Greenslopes Private Hospital

“Dr Gupta is a very committed and dedicated clinical tutor. His clinical knowledge and teaching skills are impeccable. He is always approachable and willing to take that extra step to help us. He made time for us to have extra sessions with him to practice our short and long cases even after night shifts. As a busy registrar who is not paid to teach us, he has gone out of his way to share his clinical knowledge and skills with future crop of doctors.”

Dr Nigel Roberts – Staff Specialist, Obstetrics & Gynaecology at Ipswich Hospital

“Dr Roberts helped make O&G not only an educational experience, but also a fun one. His enthusiasm for O&G was infectious and his dedication to teaching commendable. He provided us with informative extra tutorials to supplement the teaching from UQ and assisted us with extra viva practice. His humour was a great aspect for my enjoyment of O&G and helped my learning of complex subject matter.”

Dr David Taylor – Surgeon at Mater Hospital

“As one of the most approachable surgeons I have ever met, Dr Taylor was always both excited and dedicated to teaching us and make tutorials fun. His tutorials were clear, concise, and he sparked our interest for everything colorectal. He always appreciated our questions and gave us opportunities to show our knowledge, never letting students feel inferior, always encouraged and provided a platform to ask questions and have open honest discussions.”

Dr Marlon Radcliffe – Pediatrician at Redcliffe Hospital

“Dr Radcliffe is director of the Paediatrics unit at Redcliffe and therefore has many commitments other than teaching students, yet he volunteered to cover several of our POLIE (tutorial) sessions, often giving us up to two to three hours of his free time on Friday afternoons to do so. He also took out time to perform our individual assessments/exams. He gave individualized feedback, and I noticed he also went out of his way not just for students but junior staff, and was seen coaching and supervising the RMO’s on their first day of their rotation.”

Dr Suma Jain – Pulmonology/Critical Care at Ochsner Health System

“Dr Jain goes beyond merely sharing her vast knowledge but demanding everyone play a more active role in treating patients and developing a treatment plan. She takes time each and every day to have everyone on the team work through all aspects of the patient’s condition and management. This style of teaching led us to gain a complete understanding of what was going on with our patients and have a real vested interest in their care. I felt like I became a better student by having rotated with her.”

Dr Alex Lehn – Neurologist at Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital

“Dr Lehn has had such an impact on me that I asked him to be my mentor and have initiated research with him. In addition to his exceptional clinical skills, he also has extraordinary personal skills. This was evident in his interactions with consultants, registrars, residents, nurses, allied health professionals, and students, who he treated with utmost respect. He created an environment that encourages all team members to work collegially, while simultaneously being superlatively efficient. This environment was ideal for students to learn and be involved in the team activities.”

Dr Grant Phillips – Surgeon at the Bundaberg Hospital

“His passion for teaching is obvious to all who encounter him. He takes the most complex of surgical topics and reduces them to small, easily understandable steps. His tutorials have clearly been given many a time as they seem to roll off his tongue with such ease and are pitched at exactly the level of a third year student. His logical and methodical approach to teaching is reflected in the achievements and appreciation of students who have rotated through general surgery at the Bundaberg RCS.”

Dr Douglas Cavaye – Vascular and Endovascular Surgeon at St Andrew’s War Memorial Hospital

“Dr Cavaye is an engaging tutor and you can tell that he enjoys teaching. His tutorials are some of the most useful I’ve attended and I’ve really learned a lot from them. I’ve really enjoy my time in surgery with Dr Cavaye—he takes the time to explain things.”

Dr Mark De Wet – Consultant Ophthalmologist at Caloundra Public Hospital

“Dr De Wet’s clinical acuity is as clear as his charming South African accent. His global examination excludes all penetrating eye injuries and his fun and friendly manner ensures a thoroughly stimulating learning experience.”

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Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013

UQ Medical School announces new appointments

The UQ Medical School is a leading provider of medical education and research in Queensland, with the country’s largest medical degree program.

Designed to produce doctors who are able to meet today’s medical challenges, the MBBS curriculum at UQ Medical School has been planned to capture the enthusiasm of their students and help them develop into highly skilled medical graduates capable of entering the wide variety of career options open to them.

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Recently, the UQ Medical School formally announced three new appointments:

Professor Peter Soyer: Acting Head, South-West Cluster and Acting Head, PA-Southside Clinical School

Professor Peter Soyer has commenced duties as Acting Head, South-West Cluster and Acting Head, PA-Southside Clinical School. Peter is an outstanding academic clinician. He is currently the Director of the Department of Dermatology, Princess Alexandra Hospital, and Chair, Dermatology Research Centre, School of Medicine. Peter has an impressive research record with specific interests in melanoma and teledermatology. In addition he has substantial managerial experience in the hospital and academic environment which will advance the School of Medicine and particularly the South-West Cluster.

Associate Professor Stephen Brierley: Head, Ipswich Clinical School

Associate Professor Stephen Brierley has formally been appointed to the position of Head, Ipswich Clinical School. Stephen is a Fellow of the Australasian College of Emergency Medicine, as well as the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine. He holds a Master of Health Administration. Stephen has extensive clinical experience in accident and emergency medicine, as well as hospital administration. These skills will be invaluable to the School of Medicine as it seeks closer engagement with its partners in medical education.

Dr Helen Benham: Acting Deputy Head, PA-Southside Clinical School

Dr Helen Benham has been appointed as Acting Deputy Head, PA-Southside Clinical School. Helen is an impressive and emerging academic clinician. The School is delighted to invest in a young academic with such enormous potential. Helen has extensive experience already in clinical teaching and she brings outstanding communication and organization skills to the role.

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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Find out more about the UQ Medical School and other medical schools in Australia. Email OzTREKKs Australian Medical Schools Admissions Officer Broghan Dean at broghan@oztrekk.com, or call toll free in Canada at 1 866-698-7355.

Friday, August 23rd, 2013

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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Find out more about the UQ Medical School and other medical schools in Australia. Contact OzTREKK for the latest information about medical school at Australian universities. Email OzTREKKs Australian Medical Schools Admissions Officer Broghan Dean at broghan@oztrekk.com, or call toll free in Canada at 1 866-698-7355.