Expanding access to health professional education

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Expanding access to health professional education

About the speaker
  • Gary D. Rogers
    Gary D. Rogers
    Professor & Dean at School of Medicine, Deakin University
    Professor Gary D. Rogers is a health professions educational leader, learning and teaching scholar, public health researcher and medical doctor with a focus on HIV medicine. He is Professor of Medical Education and Dean of the School of Medicine at Deakin University in Victoria, Australia. Gary is a former President of the Australian and New Zealand Association for Health Professional Educators (ANZAHPE) and was a member of the Executive Committee of AMEE, the international association for health professional education, from 2013 to 2019. Gary’s educational research focuses on the affective learning associated with the acquisition of professional and interprofessional values among health professional students, as well as widening access to health professional education as a health workforce strategy.

Key takeaways

Deakin University showcases adaptability in response to the pandemic by making changes to its medical program.

Deakin actively recruits from nontraditional backgrounds, striving to reflect community diversity in its medical cohort.

The university introduces an innovative ""rural training stream"" to tackle the issue of choosing to work in rural areas post-medical education.