Our Medical Education Unit conducts a range of education programs for medical staff at RMH.
Weekly intern and HMO education sessions
Currently held between 11.30am - 1.30pm on Wednesdays, the Education sessions are a contemporary and relevant source of information, topics selected with the help of the junior medical staff and in line with the Confederation of Postgraduate Medical Education Council's Curriculum Framework.
All sessions are recorded for those that are on rural rotations and uploaded onto the Medical Education E-Learning Platform (MEL) with further resources and relevant links.
The sessions cover topics within medicine, surgery, allied health and all sub-specialties whilst 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 in order to maintain a high standard in delivery of medical education.
Lunch is provided at each session.
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 four 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 Anaesthetic service.
CV writing and interview skills workshop
Medical Education Unit runs an annual CV writing and Interview skills workshop which covers topics such as writing applications, cover letters, how to make your CV stand out, interview preparation, practice interview questions and effective communication skills.
Professional feedback is provided in what most interns suggest is an extremely beneficial workshop. Mock interviews are also arranged through the Medical Education Office.