Educational opportunities

Educational and training provided by the central Medical Education Unit (MEU)

Medical education and training

You can expect quality education programs in your rural placement that provide you with the core skills you are expected to learn at each stage of your medical training.  

In each country region, the central Medical Education Unit (MEU) supports junior doctors and the regional medical education teams to provide professional development.   The regional Director of Clinical Training and Medical Education Officer will also facilitate the delivery of customised education and training programs that reflect the local context and specialty areas.

The range of professional development opportunities available through the central MEU include communication, mentoring and leadership programs conducted for junior doctors and clinical supervisors. These programs include:

  • Communication - Presentation Skills  - Medical Staff
  • Leadership - Foundations for Leadership - Residents and Registrars
  • Assessment, Teaching and Supervision - Teaching on the Run - Medical Supervisors of Junior Doctors

For further information please contact meu@health.wa.gov.au  

Resuscitation and simulation education

The MEU Simulation Education Coordinators are responsible for the development, coordination and delivery of a multitude of resuscitation and simulation based training across WA Country Health Service.  Course information is detailed below, to express your interest in attending a course click on the location and date of the relevant course to complete the expression of interest (EOI) form.

COVID-19 Update: All program dates listed below in blue are now open for expression of interest applications. This page will be regularly updated as the team works towards rescheduling other program dates.  Should you wish to be contacted when a specific program has been rescheduled, please register your details at the link here.

Resuscitation and Simulation Education Flyers Expression of interest form
ARC Advanced Life Support 1

TBA

ARC Advanced Life Support 2

2021 dates

HEDLAND - 4 & 5 February 2021 - Cancelled

ALBANY  - 4 & 5 March 2021 -  Closed

BUNBURY - 18 & 19 March 2021 - Closed

NORTHAM - 1 & 2 May 2021 - Closed

GERALDTON - 29 & 30 June 2021 - Open

ALBANY - 9 & 10 September 2021 - Open

BUNBURY  - 21 & 22 October 2021 - Open

KALGOORLIE - 3 & 4  November 2021 - Open

APLS Paediatric Life Support

2021 dates

BUNBURY - 25 February 2021 - Closed

KALGOORLIE - 21 April 2021 - Closed

HEDLAND - 21 July 2021 - Open

GERALDTON  - 5 August 2021 - Open

NARROGIN - 13 October 2021 - Open 

NHET Sim

TBA

Manikin Familiarisation TBA

For further information please contact Simulation.WACHS@health.wa.gov.au

Emergency Medicine Education & Training (EMET)

The Emergency Medicine Education and Training (EMET) Program was established to improve the quality of and access to, emergency care in areas of need, particularly in rural Australia. This is achieved through the increased provision of emergency medicine education, training and supervision led and delivered by Fellows of the Australasian College for Emergency Medicine. 

The WACHS EMET program is comprised of six regional and one central hub.  Central EMET opportunities are detailed below, to express your interest in attending click on the location and date of the relevant course and complete the EOI form.

COVID-19 Update: All program dates listed below in blue are now open for expression of interest applications. This page will be regularly updated as the team works towards rescheduling other program dates.  Should you wish to be contacted when a specific program has been rescheduled, please register your details at the link here.

 EMET Course Flyers Expression of interest form
Rural & Remote Emergency Medicine Workshop

ALBANY - 13 & 14 February 2021 - Cancelled due to COVID. New date 5 & 6 June 2021

YORK - 13 & 14 March 2021

BROOME - 23 & 24 October 2021

Trauma Skills Refresher Course  

KARRATHA - 10 September 2021

KARRATHA - 11 September 2021

BUSSELTON - 4 December 2021

BUSSELTON - 5 December 2021

Safe Assessment & Management of the Aggressive Patient

New dates coming soon
Psychiatric Emergencies Assessment & Care New dates coming soon
 

 

For further information on EMET please contact WACHS.EMET@health.wa.gov.au
The WACHS EMET Program has received Commonwealth Department of Health funding and Australasian College for Emergency Medicine (ACEM) support for participation in the Specialist Training Placement and Support (STPS) activity under the 'Specialist Training Program'


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