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Indigenous VESPA Program

As part of Monash University's VESPA (Vertically Enhanced Study Program Approach) we provide regular meetings for Indigenous health science and VCE students.

The meetings aim to provide practical and useful experiences for students with opportunities to:

  • engage with senior mentors on clinical case presentations
  • strengthen study skills
  • gain and offer peer support
  • learn Koori medicine and healing practice

Coordinator

Dr Cicily Nesbit MBBS(hons) FRACGP graduated from the Monash MBBS course in 2001 and has been working as a General Practitioner in the Yarra Ranges since 2006. She took on the role of co-ordinator for the Pre-clinical MBBS Problem Based Learning Course in mid-2014, bringing 7 years of PBL tutoring experience to the job, as well as years of experience supervising GP registrars in clinical practice. Cicily has an interest in preventative health, psychological medicine, Indigenous health/culture, and reflective consultation skills. She is particularly committed to her role working with Indigenous students.

Contact: cicily.nesbit@monash.edu

Semester One 2017

Monday 3rd April 5-6pm, meet at the Wominjeka Lounge, 27 Rainforest Walk, Clayton campus

Wednesday April 12th 5-6, meet at the Library, Peninsula Campus

Sunday 7th May - time and location to be confirmed (group outing)

Students practice clinical assessment at the VESPA program

Students practice clinical assessment at the VESPA program

Indigenous health professional presenting a patient case study

Indigenous health professional presenting a patient case study