Education

The CRMEC provides strategic advice and leadership on prevocational medical education in the ACT Prevocational Training Network. The Council also provides education support in the network, delivers workshops for junior doctors and supervisors, and develops education support resources.

Teaching for Clinicians Course

Teaching for Clinicians is a two-part course (total 12 hours) that is offered to all doctors working across the public health system in Canberra and South-east NSW. It focuses on the key teaching skills required for clinical supervision in medicine across all specialties. The course is run by CRMEC and is facilitated by A/Prof Katrina Anderson, ANU Medical School and CRMEC Medical Education Advisor. The focus is on the clinical supervision and teaching of medical students, junior doctors, and registrars.  Course are held multiple times per year for junior and senior doctors. Over 150 Canberra-region doctors have participated in the course since 2017.

Overview of the Teaching for Clinicians course

Teaching for Clinician Course Dates

Teaching for Clinicians is free for doctors employed in the public health system in the Canberra training region. However, to enrol in Teaching for Clinicians you must have your rostering organised to ensure you can attend on the day.

To enrol in upcoming courses, email your interest to crmec.manager@act.gov.au.

Part Two TFC - 4th June 2022, 10 am to 1pm via Zoom
Part One TFC - 15th October 2022, full day, face-to-face (tentative depending on pandemic response)

Teaching in Medicine Pathway (TiM) - Associate Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy (AFHEA) ANU Educational Fellowship Scheme

Doctors who have completed the full Teaching for Clinician’s course are eligible to apply for the Teaching in Medicine Pathway if they are actively teaching medical students in their clinical role. Around 50 Canberra-region doctors have achieved AFHEA via the Teaching in Medicine Pathway since 2017. 

Overview of the Teaching in Medicine pathway to AFHEA
 

CRMEC Education Sub-committee

The functions of the Education Committee are to provide leadership in postgraduate medical education and training and advise the CRMEC on appropriate education and training activities for junior doctors within the ACT Prevocational Network.

Education Committee Terms of reference

Committee members

Dr Eilidh Gilritchie – Committee Chair, Junior Medical Officer

Associate Professor Katrina Anderson – CRMEC Medical Education Advisor,  Academic Unit of General Practice ANU Medical School

Dr Marrwah Ahmadzai, Junior Medical Officer

Professor Amanda Barnard – Medical Educator, Rural Clinical School & Indigenous Health ANU Medical School

Dr Daniel Cordas, Junior Medical Officer

Dr Thomas Harvey, Junior Medical Officer

Dr Darryl McGill – Senior Cardiologist Canberra Hospital

Dr Meidelynn Ooi, Junior Medical Officer

Dr Ronak Patel, Staff specialist, Calvary Public Hospital Bruce

Dr Erika Strazdins – Anaesthetics Registrar, TCH

Dr Luke Streitberg, Deputy DPET, Canberra Health Services

Dr Sarah Williams, Junior Medical Officer

Upcoming CRMEC Education Committee Meetings

  • Wednesday 18 May 2022, 5.30 - 7.00pm
  • Wednesday 31 August 2022, 5.30 - 7.00pm
  • Wednesday 16 November 2022, 5.30 - 7.00pm
     

Tuesday

25 February 2020

5:00 – 6.30pm 

Tuesday

5 May 2020

5:00 – 6.30pm 

Tuesday

14 July 2020

5:00 – 6.30pm 

Tuesday

15 September 2020

5:00 – 6.30pm

Tuesday

17 November 2020

5:00 – 6.30pm

Education Resources

Ward rounds

The CRMEC is a strong advocate for bedside teaching as a learning tool for junior doctors (and other levels of learner). The Council encourages all supervisors in the region to value and preserve ward rounds and other clinical learning opportunities.

Ward rounds and bedside teaching are crucial opportunities for teaching and learning. Research consistently shows that ward rounds support opportunities to explore clinical reasoning, reflection, and ethical issues; model professionalism and consolidate learning. For the educator/supervisor, the ward round presents an opportunity to assess a learner’s performance, particularly as it relates to integrating theoretical knowledge into clinical practice. Ward rounds are also an opportunity to offer feedback, a critical education tool that is often overlooked by supervisors when there is high workload and service delivery pressure.

The following articles provide some great ideas and tips for ward rounds/bedside teaching:

CRMEC resources

Whether you are a new supervisor or have years of supervision under your belt, insightful and practical ideas for supervisors and teaching teams can provide you with new teaching ideas.

The CRMEC has endorsed the free access book Building a Community of Learning in General Practice, written by Katrina Anderson and Jenny Thompson. This resource is orientated around supervising and teaching in Australian general practice, with a specific focus on vertical integration across the learning continuum. It contains many practical tips relevant to supervisors working in the tertiary setting including Registrars as Teachers, Informal Learning, Supervising Multi-Level Learners, and Patients as Teachers.

Education Conferences

26th Australia and New Zealand Prevocational Medical Education Forum

The 26th Australia and New Zealand Prevocational Medical Education Forum will be hosted by SA Medical Education and Training Unit (SA MET) in Adelaide, South Australia and online on 20-23 November 2022. Put the date in your diary now, and visit the conference website to receive information as it becomes available.

Conference flyer

 

Australian Curriculum Framework

curriculum.cpmec.org.au

 

Term Dates for 2022 for interns and resident medical officers

Term one 2022

07 February 2022

to

01 May 2022

Term two 2022

02 May 2022

to

31 July 2022

Term three 2022

01 August 2022

to

30 October 2022

Term four 2022

31 October 2022

to

05 February 2023

 

In the spirit of reconciliation the CRMEC acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of country throughout Australia and their connections to land, sea and community. We pay our respect to their elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples today.