Personal and Professional Development Tutors


The overall aim of the PPD in the Sydney Medical Program is to foster qualities of

  • Commitment to compassionate, ethical and professional behaviour
  • The ability to work cooperatively as a member of a team accepting and providing leadership as appropriate
  • Recognition of the inevitability of decision making in circumstances of uncertainty and the capacity to make rational and sensitive decisions based on the best available evidence
  • The ability to recognise his or her personal physical and emotional needs and responses to stress and openness to assistance in times of need.
  • Ongoing commitment to the advancement of learning within the medical community.
  • Commitment to maintaining professional standards and obligations
  • Commitment to improving the quality and safety of health care in students and to discuss topics relevant to these values.


In Stage 3 students work through a number of PPD topics four of which are discussed in face to face sessions led by tutors. Tutors have access to a comprehensive course guide, and are responsible for facilitating the session and assessing the students’ understanding of each topic.

The Coordinator for PPD at Northern is:

Dr Vijay Roach
phone: 02 9437 3440
email: