The medical program is busy around the NT. First and second year students have completed semester one and third and fourth year students are progressing through placements across clinical sites. Learning in the second semester builds on the knowledge and skills gained earlier in the year as students become familiar with the week by week rigor of knowledge based learning, or the clinical context of the program.
In the past month we also welcomed six prospective Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students for the Flinders University Preparation for Medicine Program (PMP). This 10-day pre-medical school program is run in partnership with Poche SA+NT and Yunggorendi – Flinders’ Indigenous student engagement office. Prospective students were introduced to the Flinders MD and NTMP, including clinical skills, lectures and anatomy sessions in the purpose-built lab. They met Darwin staff and students and were linked into the support networks available to help them if they pursue studying medicine.
PMP participants developed an understanding of the commitment that is required to study medicine, and the support network that awaits them if they choose to enrol in the Flinders MD.
Associate Professor Emma Kennedy
RACGP | A/Prof in Medical Education & Training, Flinders Medical Program (NT)