The Office of Medical Education (OME)
The Office of Medical Education was established in 2007 as a result of the Curriculum Review. The Office is responsible for the delivery, management and evaluation of the Sydney Medical Program, in particular, the implementation of the review recommendations and the coordination of a standard curriculum in consultation with the University of Sydney clinical schools located at several sites.
Our major role is the development and support of our medical curriculum, and through consultancies, to other educational providers. We also facilitate the design, implementation and continuous improvement of the quality of our assessment processes; evaluate the effectiveness of our teaching; undertake research related to our Program; and provide professional development opportunities to those who teach within Sydney Medical School or externally.
Our aims relating to our Medical Program are to:
- lead the Medical School's curriculum design, development and evaluation;
- support staff in the development of innovative teaching programs;
- assist key experts and staff in the development of new methods of assessment;
- evaluate current and developing teaching programs;
- offer staff development programs to enhance teaching skills;
- act as a focal point for liaison with key stakeholders in medical education and research;
- liaise with area health services, research institutes and other relevant bodies;
- and conduct research in learning and teaching in collaboration with faculty staff.