It has been great to see the energy and presence of the medical students in the wards, clinics, teaching sessions, and lecture theatres since the start of the year and the new cohort of Flinders-trained interns on the wards. I’d like to acknowledge the efforts of all the academic status holders in the clinical disciplines who play a central role in the teaching and training of health professionals. It is also an opportunity to highlight the contributions of one academic status holder in particular, Professor Andrew Bersten, an exemplar of the academic contributions of status holders across the domains of teaching, research, and leadership in excellent clinical care.
Andrew (pictured) is an Intensivist who has led the development of the Intensive Care Service at Flinders Medical Centre. He has also led the SALHN Division of Medicine, Cardiac and Critical Care and played a major role in the local response to COVID-19. Andrew has positively influenced many students, clinicians, and intensivists through teaching and editing Oh’s Intensive Care Manual. His research contributions transformed the management of respiratory failure and improved research governance, culture, and strategy. Andrew will soon move on from his role as Clinical Director but will continue as SALHN Executive Director of Research.
Professor Jonathan Gleadle
Professor of Medicine