At the 2014 National Forum in New South Wales for Prevocational Medical Education, Dr Lynn Hemmings was awarded the 2014 Clinical Educator of the Year. This is the first time that the award has been granted to a recipient from Tasmania and is a great honour for Dr Lynn Hemmings and for PMCT as a whole.
Dr Lynn Hemmings has worked with junior doctors at the Royal Hobart Hospital (RHH) as the Medical Education Advisor over the past 12 years.She has made a significant contribution to the teaching of Interns, RMOs and IMGs including developing, co-ordinating and evaluating the intern teaching program, orientation programs for new junior doctors, transition to practice for interns, workshops in code blue skills, paediatric life support, suturing and surgical skills, and preparation for AMC exams for IMGs. Lynn is well known at RHH for her support over the past 12 years of hundreds of junior doctors through confidential support and guidance.
Lynn has been the Chair of the PMCT Accreditation Subcommittee and the Deputy Chair of PMCT for the past 5 years.As the Chair of the PMCT Accreditation Subcommittee, Lynn was the key person who co-ordinated and developed the resources for the AMC (Australian Medical Council) review of PMCT as an accrediting body for intern training, securing accreditation by the AMC for the maximum period of 5 years.
Lynn has contributed to prevocational education and junior medical officer support at the local hospital, PMC and national levels.
For further information on the 2014 Clinical Educator of the Year Award visit http://www.cpmec.org.au/