Associate Professor Brian Le
23 December 2016
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Two Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre (VCCC) scholarships have been awarded to Royal Melbourne Hospital medical specialists.

Associate Professor Brian Le, Director Palliative Care Services and Dr Sam Hume, General Medicine and Infectious Diseases Physician were awarded scholarships offered by the University of Melbourne as part of the VCCC Professional Development Program.

This year the opportunity generated a very high level of interest from professional staff across the VCCC. An expert panel awarded five 50 per cent remittance award scholarships for each course.

A/Professor Le and Dr Hume were recipients of the Specialist Certificate in Clinical Leadership (SCCL). The SCCL provides clinicians with the leadership skills they need to improve their organisations, develop and implement change initiatives and promote treatment quality and safety excellence within healthcare settings. The philosophy of the SCCL is to provide a contemporary, evidence-based program to health professionals to improve outcomes for their organisations, colleagues and patients.

Congratulations to Associate Professor Brian Le and Dr Sam Hume.

About the VCCC

The Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre (VCCC) was established in 2009 and is a powerful alliance of ten successful Victorian organisations committed to cancer control: Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, Melbourne Health (including The Royal Melbourne Hospital), The University of Melbourne, The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research, The Royal Women’s Hospital, The Royal Children’s Hospital, Western Health, St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne (including St Vincent's Institute), Austin Health (including the Olivia Newton-John Cancer Research Institute and Austin Lifesciences) and Murdoch Childrens Research Institute.

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