Griffith medical school student talks about clinical placements
The graduate-entry Doctor of Medicine program at Griffith Medical School is an AQF level 9, extended Masters program and is studied over four years full time. The program focuses on four major themes:
- Doctor and Patient
- Knowledge of Health and Illness
- Doctor and Health in the Community
- Doctor and Law, Ethics and Professional Practice
Through a combination of problem-based learning, small-group practical and clinical skills sessions, plus extensive clinical placements and considerable online support, Griffith MD students will develop the skills, knowledge and attributes necessary to succeed as an intern. Graduates will be caring and competent and have a fundamental understanding of the science of medicine.
From Semester 1, Year 1, students participate in clinical placements starting with “Health in the Community” placements and Hospital Based Clinical Training (HBCT).
In Year 2, students continue with their HBCT placements and also start General Practice (GP) placement.
In Years 3 and 4, students are primarily based in the hospital with an emphasis on clinical skills, patient management and professional behaviour.
The Griffith School of Medicine works in collaboration with the following hospital sites:
- Gold Coast University Hospital
- Logan Hospital
- The Tweed Heads Hospital
- The Wesley Hospital (Brisbane)
- QRME Longlook Program (various rural hospital placements)
Lachlan Thompson is interning at the Gold Coast University Hospital. Watch his video to hear about his clinical experience as a Griffith Medical School student!