Department of Medical Education takes clinical supervision training to China

Professor Elizabeth Molloy and Brett Vaughan from the Department of Medical Education recently visited two Melbourne Medical School partners, Zhe Jiang University and Tsinghua University to present our Advanced Clinical Supervision short course to more than 200 clinical educators.

Clinical supervision students in China
200 Zhe Jiang clinical educators attending the EXCITE Clinical Supervision workshop

The visit represented a fantastic opportunity to work with clinical supervisors at affiliated healthcare organisations, as well as meet with the faculty and administrative staff within the medical courses.

These workshops highlighted that many of the clinical supervision challenges experienced in Chinese medical education are similar to those experienced in Australia, including the tension in managing service demands with learning needs of students across the continuum.

Clinical supervision students in China
Professor Elizabeth Molloy teaching in China

There was substantial interest in the research-informed guidelines for effective feedback and workplace-based assessment.

The visit also helped to establish shared research opportunities relating to the scholarship of teaching and learning in the clinical environment.

We're looking forward to continuing to develop these relationships into the future.