Farah is a medical graduate who previously worked as a Medical Educator at Pattimura University Medical School in Ambon, Maluku, Indonesia. She has been teaching, tutoring and giving skills training to medical students for ten years.
During her medical student days, Farah discovered that she loves teaching. After finishing her medical employment in rural Maluku, she applied for a teaching position at the Pattimura University Medical School in 2008, and in 2010 pursued her Masters degree in Health Professions Education at UWA to further her knowledge and skills. This qualification opened up several opportunities in medical education at the Pattimura University Medical School. She was made Course Coordinator, then Director of the Bachelor of Medicine program and, most recently, Vice Dean of Academic Affairs. She is responsible for developing and running the undergraduate medical curriculum.
Farah is now seeking to further advance her academic qualifications as a Ph.D. candidate in Health Professions Education, again funded by the Australia Awards Scholarship. She is thoroughly enjoying the research experience. Her experiences providing medical services in a poorly-served part of the Indonesian archipelago has inspired her to investigate what facilitation and support systems can be provided to doctors to enable them to work effectively and efficiently in rural and remote areas, despite the minimal infrastructure and medical equipment provided.