e-Newsflash - May 2013

Hoc Mai Foundation fundraiser

Former Hoc Mai recipients will be fundraising for the Hoc Mai Foundation which facilitates the bilateral exchange to Australian and Vietnamese health professionals and...read more...

Learning Fun

The Sydney Clinical Skills & Simulation Centre provides essential Clinical Skills teaching to the Sydney GMP students (Northern). During Stage 3 much of the Procedural Skills teaching is conducted through...read more...

Vice Chancellor’s Award for Support of the Student Experience

Congratulations to the Pam McLean Centre which has been awarded the 2013 University of Sydney Vice Chancellor’s Award for Support of the Student Experience. Professor Stewart Dunn and his team, including...read more...


Hoc Mai Foundation fundraiser

Alison McLean, Nathan Wong, Rebecca Sparks, Yvonne Nguyen and James Sterrey

Alison McLean, Nathan Wong, Rebecca Sparks, Yvonne Nguyen and James Sterrey

Former Hoc Mai recipients will be fundraising for the Hoc Mai Foundation which facilitates the bilateral exchange to Australian and Vietnamese health professionals and students.

Fund raising for the foundation ensures that Hoc Mai endures into the future so that subsequent participants can enrich their learning experience. The Hoc Mai foundation allows its recipients to broaden their understanding of health care delivery in different medical, social and cultural contexts.

Fundraising for the foundation will be at Grand Rounds on Tuesday 28th May in the Kolling Building with cakes, baked goods and delicious treats provided for donations in support of the Hoc Mai foundation. If you would like to donate but are unable to attend please contact:

Melissa Chin: or
Alison McLean:


Learning Fun

trauma-scorpio

Volunteer patients Marije Petersen, Anna Vikman, Frida Schaeffer and Miriam Kruger

The Sydney Clinical Skills & Simulation Centre provides essential Clinical Skills teaching to the Sydney GMP students (Northern). During Stage 3 much of the Procedural Skills teaching is conducted through SCORPIO (Structured, Clinical, Objective, Referenced, Problem Oriented, Integrated, Organised) sessions.

The highlight for many students is the Trauma Skills SCORPIO. The students rotate through five stations including Chest Trauma, Lower Extremity Fracture Management, Head Trauma, Shock management and Airway management. The instructor presents a scenario to the small group and encourages the students to work logically through the scenario from primary survey to early management and treatment.

To further enhance the learning experience for the students there are volunteer patients (generally elective term students) who are made up by student makeup/special effects artiststs to resemble the various trauma scenarios. The makeup artists gain valuable special effects experience and get to practice new skills in a relaxed environment.

Sydney Clinical Skills and Simulation Centre
Level 6 Kolling Building

www.scssc.edu.au


Vice Chancellor’s Award for Support of the Student Experience

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Prof Fran Boyle, Joanne Shaw, Dr Paul Heinrich, Prof Stewart Dunn, Ms Jennie Dibley

Congratulations to the Pam McLean Centre which has been awarded the 2013 University of Sydney Vice Chancellor’s Award for Support of the Student Experience. Professor Stewart Dunn and his team, including Professor Fran Boyle, Dr Paul Heinrich and Ms Jennie Dibley, were awarded the $10,000 prize for their outstanding achievement in improving the quality of the student experience.

The Pam McLean Centre provides a program of workshops to assist communications with patients and families in difficult circumstances such as: diagnosis of a terminal illness and when things may go wrong. The Centre first started its program in 1996 for medical students only, but over time it has extended to graduate doctors, specialists, nurses, allied health professionals, vets and dentists, as well as impacting all six clinical schools attached to the University of Sydney Medical School resulting in institutional change. The Award selection panel was also buoyed by the Pam McLean Centre’s plans to extend the program to being offered online.


If you would like to contribute to this newsletter, or have any feedback, please contact Claire Bridgman.

Sydney Medical School - Northern

Phone: 02 9926 4678
Email:
Web: http://sydney.edu.au/medicine/northern