The mission of Graduate Medicine (GM) is to produce excellent medical practitioners with a commitment to patient-centred, evidence-based, reflective and cost-effective medical practice. Graduates will contribute to the enhancement of health care for patients in all geographic settings, but particularly in regional, rural and remote communities. Closing the gap on Indigenous health and social outcomes is a priority and GM aims to produce culturally safe medical practitioners.
This mission is achieved by delivering an outcomes-focussed, clinically-guided curriculum that is complemented by clinical skills laboratory learning experiences, and the provision of community-based, clinical educational opportunities. These clinical experiences include placements in general practice and specialists’ surgeries, large and small hospitals, and community agencies.
The curriculum is delivered via a range of educational strategies including large group, small group and independent learning activities, supported by a planned “spine” of learning based on cases. The GM is committed to identifying and creating stimulating and supportive educational environments that facilitate student learning. Local medical and other health practitioners are extensively involved in all aspects of the educational, clinical and research and governance components of the program.
A quality assurance approach ensures that the School’s mission is achieved in an effective and efficient manner.