Professor Lucie Walters

Academic Status

College of Medicine and Public Health

place Flinders Medical Centre
PO Box 3570, Mount Gambier 5290, South Australia

Lucie Walters, PhD, is a rural generalist obstetrician in Mount Gambier, SA. She is Professor of Rural Postgraduate Medical Education at Flinders University. She leads the postgraduate medical education project for Flinders University Rural Health South Australia which seeks to connect the rural medical training pipeline from medical school, through supporting prevocational and vocational training in rural areas. She previously lead the longitudinal integrated community-based Parallel Rural Community Curriculum (PRCC) for a decade. In this program medical students learn from rural doctors and patients for a full academic year based in general practice.

Lucie is a past President of ACRRM and a previous South Australian State Clinical Senator. She was instrumental in the developing and leading junior doctor training in rural South Australia. Her research interests include work-integrated learning, adult education pedagogies, rural training pathways, rural health services.



Honours, awards and grants

2015   South Australian Regional Awards, Murraylands and Riverland – ReturnToWork SA Health Award. - creating and developing  quality health care outcomes and health education across rural South Australia through training, research and community engagement

2013 Advantage Regional Development Awards Limestone Coast - Innovation Award for Simulated patient training program
2013 Advantage Regional Development Awards; Limestone Coast - Finalist in Health for PRCC
2013 Louis Ariotti Memorial Award for innovation and excellence in Australian rural and remote health
2008 South Australian Womens Honour Roll
2007 Carrick Institute Award for Programs which Enhance Learning. Category: Educational partnerships and collaborations with other organisations encompassing partnerships between universities and other organisations. Presented to Flinders University Rural Clinical School.
2007 Outstanding Achievement - Departmental. Southern Operations Staff Achievement Awards. Presented to Medical Education Committee of Mt Gambier & District Health Services.
2006 Carrick Institute Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning. Presented to Flinders University Rural Clinical School Parallel Rural Community Curriculum
2004 Finalist Hudson Community Award SA Telstra Business Women's Awards
2003 SA Great Regional Development Awards Limestone Coast Health Award

Key responsibilities

In her role as Professor Rural Postgraduate Medical Education employed through the Commonwealth Government Rural Health Multidiciplinary Training (RHMT) Program, Lucie is passionate about improving health outcomes of rural and remote people through the development and evaluation of sustainable rural health services and models of rural workforce training.

Teaching interests

Lucie was topic coordinator for the MD Advanced Studies Capstone topic from 2017-2018 where students bring together their research and scholarship work from Years 1-3 of the course to present a scholarly outcome and demonstrate engagement with a relevant community.

Supervisory interests
Clinical reasoning ability in medical students
Medical student career choice
Rural health
Rural medical education and clinical training
Work integrated learning
Higher degree by research supervision
Principal supervisor: Rural anaesthesia (1)
Associate supervisor: Interprofessional Education (1), Primary Care (1)
Principal supervisor: Indigenous health, Rural health, Public health (1), Community Based Medical Education (1)
Associate supervisor: Clinical reasoning (1)
Higher degree by research student achievements
Dr Rashmi Shahi

2012 ANZAHPE Postgraduate Award - OCT 2012

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