The Victorian Health Professions Educational Research Showcase Wrap Up

In November clinical and surgical education Masters students showcased their research projects in an annual collaboration between the University of Melbourne’s Excellence in Clinical Teaching program (EXCITE) and the Surgical Education program.

Health Professions Showcase 2018

Hosted this year by the Royal Australian College of Surgeons, the Showcase brings together scholars from these programs and offers an opportunity to share their clinical education research with a wider community of academics, clinicians and researchers in health professional education.  The 2018 showcase featured 16 student presentations, and 2 keynote speakers: Dr James Brown (GP supervision and education research) and Associate Professor Rola Ajjawi (Using literature reviews in health professional education research).  A copy of the program and abstracts is available.

Three prizes were awarded on the night.  The EXCITE Master of Clinical Education Prize went to our Deputy Director of Medical Education at St Vincent’s and EXCITE student, Dr Corrine Tey, for her work “The long case: Back from the brink” which provides insights into the value of the long case for both educators and students. The Collins’ Prize for Surgical Education Research was awarded to Dr Sean Stevens from the Master of Surgical Education for his work “Exploring the interrelated challenges of surgical education and training in Timor-Leste”.  The third prize, the Nestel Health Professions Education Research Prize, was awarded to EXCITE student Dr Colinette Margerison for her work “Sharing contraceptive decisions in general practice: Registrars’ experiences and perceptions”.

Please keep an eye on the Department of Medical Education website and our Twitter @EXCITE_UOM for 2019 Showcase details.