Image of Canberra Hospital AuditoriumAt Canberra Hospital, we're committed to providing a comprehensive teaching program to ensure that topics relevant to intern education are covered during the year – with special emphasis on ward based clinical scenarios.

The teaching sessions are organised by a group of Education Officers with extensive experience in junior medical officer training.

Critical Care Education Sessions

  • Daily Intensive Care Unit Education Sessions
  • Daily Emergency Department Tutorial
  • Weekly Anaesthetics JMO Education Sessions
  • Journal Clubs

General Practice Education Sessions

  • Alternate week General Practice Grand Rounds
  • Weekly General Practice Education Tutorials

Two students learning in a clinical setting with a teacherIntern Orientation

  • Held the week prior to commencement of the new intern year in January
  • Full 5 day orientation for interns commencing at the start of the clinical year designed specifically to ensure the transition from medical student to intern is a relatively stress free experience
  • A full day of clinically based lectures given by senior clinicians – covering topics relevant to after-hours cover
  • One and a half days of clinical attachment to units in the hospital
  • Mapped to the Australian Curriculum Framework

Intern Education sessions

  • 2 hour weekly sessions
  • Conducted on Tuesdays and mapped to the Australian Curriculum Framework
  • Sessions are protected teaching time
  • Sessions run by clinicians specialising in the area
  • Sessions specifically organised to ensure topics such as after-hours ward cover are addressed early in the year
  • Includes sessions on simulated scenarios specifically run by the intensive care specialists
  • Professional development sessions held throughout the year
  • Feed-back collected after each session to ensure highest quality delivered every year
  • All sessions are recorded for the seconded hospitals and CDs are sent to the hospitals on a weekly basis to ensure interns seconded to rural hospitals have access to a similar teaching program
  • All interns have access to all other education sessions run in the hospital
  • Interns will be given a Certificate of Completion at the end of their intern year and a list of all the teaching sessions attended

Hospital Grand Rounds and Advances in Clinical Practices

  • Weekly sessions
  • Each unit presents two to three times a year thus ensuring exposure to the multiple specialties in Canberra Hospital
  • Advances in clinical practices enables JMOs to be made aware of the most up to date topics in each of the areas
  • JMOs are encouraged to participate in the sessions including presenting during the sessions

Medical Education Sessions

  • Unit Education Meetings – Cardiology, Geriatric Medicine, Infectious Diseases, Haematology, Oncology, Radiation Oncology, Gastroenterology, HIV Clinical Care, Neurology/Neurosurgery, Respiratory, Radiation Oncology/Gastrointestinal
  • Journal Clubs – Geriatric Medicine, Radiation Oncology, Neurology, Respiratory Medicine
  • Combined Medicine/Pathology Meetings – Renal medicine, Gastroenterology
  • Weekly teleconference to the Melbourne based PREP Education sessions
  • Education Program run by the Director of Physician Training consisting of lectures from senior clinicians
  • Weekly short case sessions (March – July)
  • Weekly trial examinations (March – July)

Obstetrics and Gynaecology Education Sessions

  • Weekly journal club
  • High risk obstetric and gynaecology meetings
  • Audits

Paediatrics Education Sessions

  • Weekly paediatric Grand Rounds
  • Weekly radiology meetings
  • Weekly Unit meetings
  • Weekly journal clubs
  • Weekly Paediatric JMO teaching sessions

Radiology Meetings

  • Renal, Vascular, Paediatrics, Medical Oncology, Radiation Oncology, Infectious Diseases, Orthopaedics, Neuroradiology, Geriatric Medicine

Surgical Education Sessions

  • Weekly Cardiothoracic/Cardiology Meetings
  • Weekly surgical JMO Teaching
  • Orthopaedics Radiology meeting
  • Weekly Surgical Unit JMO Teaching Sessions
  • Leave can be organised for JMOs to attend Educations Sessions interstate

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