Our Medical Education Unit collaborates with internal and external experts to provide a range of educational opportunities.
Weekly intern education sessions
Currently held between 12.30pm - 1.30pm on Wednesdays, the education sessions are a contemporary and relevant source of information. Topics are selected with the help of the junior medical staff and in line with the Confederation of Postgraduate Medical Education Council's Curriculum Framework. The sessions cover topics within medicine, surgery, allied health and all subspecialties while also providing opportunities to become involved in organisational wide initiatives. The education sessions are protected time where contact with junior medical staff via pagers is only made if unavoidably urgent. All sessions are assessed by medical and education professionals, as well as the junior medical staff in attendance to maintain a high standard in delivery of medical education. These sessions are presented face-to-face with lunch provided at each session or online.
Life support training
The hospital provides different levels of life support training for all staff involved in patient care. All interns will undergo resuscitation skills training during orientation. In addition to this, the training is held a further 4 times a year over a 3-hour block, providing staff the opportunity to maintain certification and increase confidence in critical situations.
The training is run by staff that are not only experienced in health but have education and/or instructor training and experience.
Other life support programs we run include:
- Basic Life Support for our international medical graduates
- ALS Level 1 - Immediate Life Support (1 day) for our specialists in training which is co-branded with the Australian Resuscitation Council and Resuscitation Council UK
- Advanced Life Support training (2 days) is currently run by the RMH Anaesthetic Service
Grand Rounds is a collaboration with the University of Melbourne and the Royal Melbourne Hospital. It delivers on topics that are relevant to all those who work at the RMH. It is a program that enhances knowledge on a variety of clinical and no clinical topics. Currently being held virtually at 1.00pm and recorded and housed on the RMH Workplace by Meta internal social enterprise and the RMH Learning Hub. Convener – Associate Professor Andrew Brett.
Professorial rounds are held in each department please refer to the departmental handbook for their time and location.
Medical Education in collaboration with the RMO society have developed monthly workshops around clinical and non-clinical topics from patient care to leadership for HMO and registrars. Specifically designed to meet the needs of the developing doctors working in a large adult hospital. Internal and external leaders will deliver a 1.5hr workshop on topics from Coaching, Goals of Care to Education.
Perfecting your procedures
Medical Education in collaboration with the simulation team, RMO society, ED and internal medical experts have developed a skills program to build on our doctors in training current knowledge to master skills that are required in a large adult hospital. These incorporate:
- eLearning to provide underpinning knowledge
- A facilitator-led simulation skill workshop to practice the skills under expert guidance and to learn the tips and tricks of procedures
- Supervised practice on the ward to refine this new knowledge
Transitioning to independent practice
Associate Professor Lou Irving leads a 6-8 session program designed for Advanced Trainees/Fellows to prepare them for becoming a consultant. Working with internal experts they facilitate on a range of topics based around an experiential learning experience. Each session runs for 1.5 hours and covers topics of communication, clinical, teaching,giving and receiving feedback,leadership style, conflict resolution and more.