The team behind the Virtual Medical Doctor (vMD) platform are recruiting researchers and PhD students to join them as part of the CSIRO ON Prime program between May to July this year. Do you know of any candidates within your network who might be interested in the below opportunity?
What is CSIRO ON Prime?
CSIRO ON Prime is a competitive professional development program that is designed to give researchers a deeper understanding of the people who could benefit the most from their research and sharpen their ability to communicate with that audience.
CSIRO takes applications twice per year, with successful teams participating in six full-day sessions once a week. Expert facilitators and mentors will support the development of a research-led project to attract resources needed for the next stage. ON Prime is a free national program open to researchers from Australian universities and public research organisations.
What is vMD?
vMD is a UWA developed education platform which has already secured a place in the winter CSIRO ON Prime program. vMD situates students in a virtual patient consultation and challenges them to apply diagnostic a process through practice-based tasks to understand the role of different clinical information in this process, including history, examination and investigations.
Over the course of the CSIRO On program, participants will be developing the vMD platform by applying their insights, whilst also gaining skills which will benefit their future projects and career by helping them navigate the changing research landscape.
They will be working with vMD inventors Dr Liam O’Connor and HMS Educational Technologist Peter Browne. This team will also be supported by UWA Innovation Quarter.
Who are we looking for?
1x School of Education, researcher or PhD student.
- OPTIONAL CRITERIA: a research interest in e-learning platforms, the role of technology in educational enhancement.
1x HMS, researcher or PhD student.
- OPTIONAL CRITERIA: a research interest in clinical reasoning, diagnosis and practice (within any HMS discipline)
What is the commitment?
- 6x full day workshops, it is recommended but not compulsory to attend all sessions
- Approx. 5x 15 minute stakeholder interviews over the course of the 6 week program
vMD are looking to formalise a team by 22 April. If you are interested or know of any research staff or PhD students, please refer their email addresses or contact Hai Binh Lam in the UWA Innovation Quarter firstname.lastname@example.org or Peter Browne email@example.com.