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.
PhD, MBBS, DCH, DRANZCOG Ad, FRACGP, FACRRM
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
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.
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.
2012 ANZAHPE Postgraduate Award - OCT 2012
2017- National Rural Health Alliance Council
2017- National Medical Training Advisory Network
2007- ACRRM Research Committee
2007-2013 and 2017 - ACRRM Assessment Committee
2011- Board of Management Rural and Remote Health Journal
2011- Chair FRAME Survey Leadership Group
2005- RAMUS scholarship GP supervisor
2008 Reviewer for Australian Journal of Rural Health, BMC Medical Education, Clinical Teacher, Medical Education, Medical Journal of Australia, Rural and Remote Health online
Selected previous roles
2003 - 2017 Senator, South Australian Clinical Senate
2011 - 2015 General Practice Recognition Eligibility Committee
2014 - 2016 President Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine
2013 - 2014 Vice President ACRRM
2007-2013 ACRRM representative on South Australian Institute of Medical Education and Training
2011-2012 Chair Clinical Advisory Group, International Centre of Point-of-Care Testing, Flinders University
2009-2011 Head Year 3 and Year 4 BMBS, Flinders University
2010 Expert Reference Group Road to Rural General Practice Report. Adelaide: Rural Doctor's Workforce Agency, 2011.
2007-2011 Chair, National Advisory Committee, John Flynn Placement Program
2007-2010 Director, Greater Green Triangle General Practice Education and Training Board
2007-2010 ACRRM nominated representative on Postgraduate Medical Council of South Australia
2004 -2009 South East Region Clinical Senate
2005 - 2008 Director of Clinical Training, Mount Gambier Hospital
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