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Training course attracts international emergency trainees

Friday, 28 June 2024

Barwon Health Emergency staff recently held a performance course to help senior emergency medicine trainees boost performance and communication in high-stakes situations.

The course focused on practical application and interactive learning, providing participants with strategies to implement in their practice and during the final Objective Structured Clinical Exam (OSCE).

Developed and coordinated by emergency medicine physicians Dr Rubina Bunwaree and Dr Laura Berkeley, the two-day course received glowing feedback for its comprehensive curriculum and engaging delivery.

Dr Bunwaree said the course attracted participants from Victoria, ACT, Northern Territory, and even New Zealand.

“The overwhelmingly positive feedback underscores the course's success and its impact on personal and professional development,” she said.

“Some participants said this was exactly what was needed and they were pleased with the detailed sessions and exercises we offered on the psychology aspect of the upcoming exam.

“There are lots of courses on exam techniques but nothing has focused on the psychology behind it.

“I think a standout feature was the emphasis on hands-on learning, allowing participants to apply theoretical knowledge through practical exercises, reinforcing learning and developing real-world skills.

“We look forward to offering similar enriching courses in the future, continuing our commitment to high-quality education and lifelong learning and attracting high-quality trainees to our region.”