Deputy Director Of Medical Student Education, Shepparton

at University of Melbourne

The Department of Rural Health (the Department) is based in Shepparton, but also conducts its activities in Ballarat, Bendigo, Wangaratta and many other locations. The Centre's funding comes predominately from Department of Health's Rural Health Multidisciplinary Teaching Program, combining two programs, the "Rural Clinical School (RCS) program" and the "University Department of Rural Health program", as well as several other smaller programs. The Department also provides clinical education in a rural environment for other professional disciplines in the Faculty (particularly Dental Science and Physiotherapy).

Located at Department of Rural Health (DRH) campus in Shepparton, Victoria, the appointee is expected to further the role of the University within the Rural Clinical School, and will be responsible for the organisation and implementation of the clinical teaching programme, clinical examinations, pastoral care, and supervisory duties for all Rural Clinical School medical students in Shepparton. The appointee will be expected to spend some time working and teaching in an appropriate clinical setting as part of, and in addition to, this position. Clinical work is negotiated directly between the appointee with clinical service providers.

Directly responsible to the Director of Medical Student Education at the Rural Clinical School, Shepparton Campus, the appointee will be required to work closely with the Clinical School and the University, as well as the Clinical teachers and Deputy Directors of Medical Student Education at Ballarat, Bendigo and Wangaratta. The Shepparton campus has an active research program via the DRH such that research opportunities will be available.

In recognition of the time fraction (EFT) allocated to this appointment, adequate professional staff support will be made available and agreement will be reached with the appointee on the actual mix of duties.

Crucial to the success of the Centre are:

  • The development and maintenance of good relationships with other health service providers
  • The willingness of staff to collaboratively contribute to all activities of the Rural Clinical School, rather than strictly confining themselves to a narrow definition of their role or a special academic interest.
Shepparton Victoria Australia

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