Callout: AMSA Med Ed Indigenous Health Curriculum Project
It is well known that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples continue to have poor health outcomes compared to non-Indigenous Australians. While these disparities are recognised to be multifactorial and multidimensional, including historical, social and environmental influences, evidence suggest quality of care afforded to Indigenous Australians by the healthcare community is suboptimal. Since 2004, medical schools have been required to include Indigenous Health in their teaching curriculums for accreditation with the goal of producing culturally aware and competent doctors to address this issue.
What is the Indigenous Health Curriculum Project?
Luke Walker is a Wiradjuri man who will be acting as Project Convenor for the research project. He will be in charge of overseeing the project, and we are recruiting 3 additional students to be his team members and assist with data collection.
Applications open at 5PM on Thursday, the 23rd of February 2017 and close at 11:59pm AEST on Saturday the 4th of March 2017.
To apply please fill in the following application: http://amsa.co/2lHX8dO
Team Member Position Description
Indigenous Health Curriculum Project Project Convenor (Luke Walker)
Collection and interpretation of data, report writing
Overall Goals for 2017
Complete the Indigenous Health Curriculum project and publish internally or externally
Contact Universities to follow up involvement and interpret collected data
Formation of scoring and results from data Assist in publication of results
2-3 hours per week, at most 5 hours per week in busy periods
Quality of data interpretation. Quality of written work produced.
People to liaise with
Indigenous Health Curriculum Project Project Convenor: Luke Walker
Vice-chair, AMSA Medical Education (Research): Konrad Pisarski
Chair, AMSA Medical Education: Jeffery Wang
Published: 23 Feb 2017