EXCITE hits the road

Clinical supervisors in regional Victoria welcomed staff from the Department of Medical Education’s EXCITE program to help build clinical supervision capacity rurally.

The Excellence in Clinical Teaching (EXCITE) program within the Department of Medical Education (DME), Melbourne Medical School have been taking to the road over the last few months. Starting in Shepparton in November 2017 and following up with Creswick in February 2018, Professor Elizabeth Molloy and Dr Charlotte Denniston have been facilitating Advanced Clinical Supervision workshops in regional Victoria. Clinical supervisors in our rural clinical schools play a vital role in the clinical education of our students in the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences.  This professional development Initiative represents a collaboration between the DME and the University Department of Rural Health, ‘Going Rural Health’, to provide training and support for this important workforce.

The team at Going Rural Health have developed a strong community of practice amongst rural clinical supervisors and these workshops complement other local training and support delivered locally. Participants have voiced their thanks for bringing these professional development opportunities to them, instead of having to travel to Melbourne for training.  Topics covered include designing clinical placements, establishing learning needs conversations, workplace-based assessment, feedback for learning and clinical supervisor reflective practice.  So far the feedback has been sensational with two more workshops planned for this year.  You can register for the next workshop in Ballarat on Thursday 28 June via the following link: http://go.unimelb.edu.au/pm46

The DME offer a range of workshops and short courses in health professions education, research and leadership, please visit the website or contact Michelle Curtis to discuss bespoke course development for your organisation.

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