Clinical Teaching Program
About Clinical Teaching Programs
Clinical Teaching Programs in the School of Clinical Sciences at Monash Health is a vibrant interdisciplinary hub of teaching and research. Our team coordinates the teaching of Monash University's Bachelor of Medicine/Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) program, covering all units in every specialist medical and surgical discipline. Our network of hospitals means that one week you might be at Monash Medical Centre in Clayton assisting in neurosurgery, watching cardiac bypass surgery or a double mastectomy, and the next taking a history at Kingston Centre from a stoic octogenarian who's had a fall but just wants to tell you about her rose garden. In fact you could spend your time at any one of our locations; Monash Medical Centre (MMC), Kingston Centre , Casey Hospital, Dandenong Hospital, Moorabbin Hospital or the New Monash Children's Hospital; an impressive 230-bed dedicated children's hospital due for completion in 2016.
We pride ourselves on providing a holistic structured program that includes lectures and tutorial programs, patient and theme based learning, bedside skills and ‘Observe Structural Clinical Exams' (OSCE), all in a supportive learning environment. You'll be learning from clinician-scientists at the top of their game in things like pituitary and adrenal conditions, lupus and arthritis, infectious diseases and robotic cardiac surgery. And we'll be supporting you through Years 3B, 4C and 5D of your MBBS so you can focus on learning in real life environments, driving your ability and fine tuning your know-how as you become a doctor.
Find out more about the Monash School of Medicine and the other MBBS locations.
How it works at SCS
Life as a School of Clinical Sciences MBBS student is exciting, varied and full of new experiences. The best way to learn is to see the patients on the ward, so that's what we get you doing from Year 3B of your degree. Year 3B is a foundation or generalist "how to" year. You'll swap the dark lecture theatres of Years 1 and 2 for brightly lit 7am ward rounds where you'll be part of a healthcare team taking patient histories and interpreting the sign and symptoms of illness. You'll be developing your clinical reasoning; learning how to diagnose various conditions within big disease themes like heart health, respiratory illness, neurological diseases and haematology.
At Year 4C of your MBBS you start to become less generalist, undertaking rotations through the disciplines of Women's Health, Children's Health, Psychiatry (or 'Medicine of the Mind') and General Practice.
Year 5D is where you start to narrow your focus to a speciality. This year you'll enjoy greater autonomy when seeing patients, you'll start working on your CV and deciding on future internships. Year 5D is about choice - you'll take an elective subject which could see you heading to Kings College in London, or to a rural location like Sale or Bendigo to hone your skills in snake identification and toxicology.
Director of Undergraduate Medical Education (UME)
Dr Sally Ayoub
As well as being Director of UME Dr Sally Ayoub is also Director of Clinical Training and a Consultant Rheumatologist at Monash Health, based at Monash Medical Centre Clayton.
Find out more about Dr Sally Ayoub.
Acting Director of UME
Dr Claire Dendle
Dr Claire Dendle is Acting Director of UME, a consultant in infectious diseases, general medicine physician at Monash Health, Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences at Monash University and Dean of Clinical Teaching Programs for Monash Medical Centre.
Find out more about Dr Claire Dendle.
Meet the Clinical Teaching Program team.
For more information about Clinical Teaching Programs in the School of Clinical Sciences please contact us.