Educational opportunities

Educational opportunities provided by the WACHS Medical Education Unit (MEU)

Educational opportunities

A rural placement provides unique multi-disciplinary experience and training in rural medicine.  You can expect quality education programs that provide you with the core skills you are expected to learn at each stage of your medical training.

In each country region, the  Medical Education Unit supports junior doctors and the regional medical education teams.  Customised education and training programs that reflect the local context and specialty areas are led by the regional Directors of Clinical Training and coordinated by dedicated Medical Education Officers. 

You can expect comprehensive education and training including; clinical supervision, regular education sessions, orientation and assessment support, simulation-based training, and a range of professional development programs.  These could include programs such as; Teaching on the Run, ARC Advanced Life Support (ALS2), communication, mentoring and leadership programs.

 

Simulated learning environments

It is essential that junior doctors have access to ongoing education during their WACHS rotations.

To assist the various regions in delivering simulation based education programs the MEU offers simulation educator workshops throughout the year, providing educators with simulation specific professional development activities.