Keynote Speaker – Dr Jason Frank

Keynote Speaker – Dr Ken Clark

Supervision Panel Session

On Friday the 14th of July, PMCV hosted our annual Symposium. At this year’s event we discussed the process of implementing positive cultural change in an organisation in lieu of the introduction to the National Framework for Prevocational Medical Training across Australia in 2024.

You can find the full program below:

PMCV are excited to welcome two keynote speakers to this year’s Symposium – Dr Jason Frank and Dr Kenneth Clark, who will each present at this event as well as being part of our ‘Elevating supervisor engagement in a time of transition’ panel discussion.

Dr. Jason R. Frank is a clinician-educator focusing on all aspects of health professions training.

He is a professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of Ottawa, Faculty of Medicine as well as an attending physician at the Ottawa Hospital.. He currently serves as the founding Director for the Centre for Innovation in Medical Education at UOttawa (cIMED). Formerly, he worked as the Director, Specialty Education, Strategy and Standards in the Office of Specialty Education at the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada,

Born in rural northern Canada, Jason Frank obtained his MD from the University of Ottawa, Faculty of Medicine and an FRCPC in Emergency Medicine at the University of Toronto. His Masters of Education is from the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education.

He is known for his work on all aspects of medical education, particularly the CanMEDS Project since 1994, and competency-based medical education (CBME). He is the founder and chair of the International CBME Collaborators consortium and the Competence By Design project. He has contributed to health professions systems worldwide.

A past finalist for Canada’s Top 40 Under 40, he has been recognized for his contributions to medicine and teaching. He is the recipient of the 2013 Council Award Honouring Outstanding Physicians, from the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario, and was made an honorary Fellow of the Australian Orthopedic Association in 2015 for his contributions to surgical education. In 2020, he was given the Ian Hart Award by the Association for Medical Education in Europe, one of the highest international honours for contributions to health professions education.

Dr Kenneth Clark is the Chair of the Medical Council of New Zealand’s Education Committee and has been a part of the Council since 2020.

In that same year he was nominated as the New Zealand representative to CPMEC in September 2020. Kenneth is also vocationally registered in both Obstetrics and Gynaecology and Medical Administration.

Kenneth is a past president of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, as well as holding the position of Chief Medical Officer at the MidCentral District Health Board (DHB) until 2019.

Kenneth’s clear passion for prevocational medical training and has been involved in many initiatives over recent years to improve prevocational medical education in New Zealand.

Today’s Program for Prevocational Supervision Workshop will be introduced by Dr Georga Cooke.

Georga has been acting in the Deputy Director Medical Services position at the Princess Alexandra Hospital since early 2020. However, having just celebrated 10 years at the hospital, most of her time at the PAH has been as the Director Clinical Training in the Medical Education Unit.  She has a passion for learning so along with being a fellow of RACMA and RACGP, she has recently completed a Master of Counselling degree at QUT.  Over the past few years, she has enjoyed being a member the AMC working group for the National Framework for Prevocational (PGY1 & PGY2) Medical Training and Deputy Chair of Prevocational Accreditation Committee (AMC).

As part of our panel discussion ‘Elevating supervisor engagement in a time of transition’, PMCV are also pleased to welcome the following guests.

  • Dr Sheree Conroy – Sheree is the Director of Clinical Training at Darling Downs Hospital and Health Service in Toowoomba, Queensland.
  • Dr Rachael Coutts – Rachael is the Associate Director, Medical Education at Northern Health, in addition to being the Chair of PMCV’s Prevocational Supervisor Reference Group.
  • Andrew Gray – Andrew is a General and Upper GI Surgeon, in addition to being one of the Directors of Clinical Training at Monash Health.

This panel will be facilitated by A/Prof Michael Franco. Michael is the Chief Medical Information Officer at Monash Health. He is also the Deputy Chair of the PMCV Board and the interim Chair of the PMCV Accreditation Committee.