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NEWS FLASH

2017 written 85% pass rate

(L-R)     Dr Emma Lightbody, A/Prof Henry Ma, Dr Sanduni Fernando, A/Prof Darren Mansfield, Dr Gina Tuch, Dr Damien Tharmaratnam

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Congratulations

to our successful candidates of 2016

Basic Physician Training @ MonashHealth

2016 saw an excellent pass rate in the RACP clinical exam at Monash Health

Monash Health trainee physicians achieved an excellent pass rate in the 2016 Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP) clinical examinations with 19 out of 22 candidates passing the exam. We are poised to do it again

“We emphasise a mutually supportive environment—we encourage trainees to support each other with the help of individually assigned mentors throughout this very difficult exam,”

Director, Physician Training at Monash Health, Associate Professor Henry Ma together with Associate Professor Darren Mansfield, Consortia Director of Physician Education, believe is it the strong culture of education and training that delivers this success.“We emphasise a mutually supportive environment—we encourage trainees to support each other with the help of individually assigned mentors throughout this very difficult exam,” said Associate Professor Ma.

“We also have seven RACP national examiners at Monash Health, all of whom have extensive experience in RACP clinical examinations,”

The comprehensive exam preparation program at Monash Health includes individually scheduled long cases, short case tutorials, a mentorship program (every candidate has a personal mentor), a linguistic workshop, sub-specialty days, mock exams, and lots of input from consultants, fellows and advanced trainees.“We also have seven RACP national examiners at Monash Health, all of whom have extensive experience in RACP clinical examinations,” said Associate Professor Ma.

“Not only were the physicians individually assigned to mentor us, they provided feedback for long cases, ran short case sessions almost daily, and volunteered countless after hours sessions on week nights and weekends,”

Successful trainee and Monash University MBBS graduate Dr Sanduni Fernando said the physicians at Monash Health were integral in their preparation.“Not only were the physicians individually assigned to mentor us, they provided feedback for long cases, ran short case sessions almost daily, and volunteered countless after hours sessions on week nights and weekends,” said Dr Fernando.

“There were a number of specialty days organised throughout the year which focused on each specialty in detail,”

Dr Damien Tharmaratnam also attributes the supportive atmosphere and structured education program to the remarkable success rate.“There were a number of specialty days organised throughout the year which focussed on each specialty in detail,” said Dr Tharmaratnam.“The mock exams simulated the real exam very closely and helped us know what to expect on the day. We even had a speech therapist conduct individual sessions to work on our presentation style. Dr Ma is one of the most dedicated doctors I’ve come across, spending his weekends listening to long cases and staying back late on some days to hear group long cases,” said Dr Tharmaratnam.

“We even had a speech therapist conduct individual sessions to work on our presentation style.”

“I would absolutely recommend physician training through Monash Health, although the results really speak for themselves,” said successful trainee Dr Emma Lightbody.

 “The mock exams simulated the real exam very closely and helped us know what to expect on the day.”

Dr Gina Tuch  moved to Melbourne to complete her physician training.“It’s been a hard 18 months, but I couldn’t have had a better opportunity nor been more supported,” said Dr Tuch.

“Monash Health Physician Training Program is an exciting opportunity to acquire first class clinical exposure in one of the largest and most diverse health care facilities in Australia.”

All the candidates acknowledge Associate Professor Darren Mansfield, Associate Professor Henry Ma, Dr Andy Lim, Dr Chris Daley, Dr Marcus Robertson, Mr Damian Burns, and Ms Carol Low for their organisation and commitment to the program.

“Monash Health is a major research organization with an abundance of opportunities both during and following your training.”

Monash Health Physician Training Program is an exciting opportunity to acquire first class clinical exposure in one of the largest and most diverse health care facilities in Australia. Monash Health dramatically outperforms other Victorian networks in terms of the quality and volume of healthcare delivered. With a wide range of core and sub-specialist disciplines on offer, Monash Health is one of the most highly sought after organisations for advanced training in the state.

“Career paths in specialty health, population health and medical education can be developed by your training here.”

Monash Health is a major research organization with an abundance of opportunities both during and following your training. Your research opportunities are underpinned by the co-location of Monash University, Australia’s leading university in terms of research grant allocations and publication activity. Career paths in specialty health, population health and medical education can be developed by your training here.

Congratualtions

to

Kim Hay Be

First Year Basic Physician Trainee

and our

HMO of the Year 2016

Dr Kim Be: HMO (BPT1)

Kim is a Monash Health HMO and has been selected for the HMO of the Year prize for 2016. Kim is an active member of the Junior Medical Staff Advisory Committee and is known for bringing fresh ideas to improve communication and work processes at the front line.

Kim will receive his award at the Senior Medical Staff Association annual dinner on the 6th December

A big Congratulations! Monash Health is very proud of you.

Anjali Dhulia

Director Medical Services

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