Evaluation of the rural and remote SA medical program
I am currently the Evaluation Support Officer for the MD Rural and Remote program, focusing on the Year 3 Rural Stream offered across South Australia. The evaluation project hones in on the student experience, as seen from multiple perspectives: students, administrators, and clinical educators and supervisors.
I am keen for the evaluation to be an opportunity for deeper involvement in caring about how the MD Rural Stream is, and how it could be. Now is an excellent time for taking stock of what we are doing well, what the opportunities for improvement are, and how we can strengthen the program so that it continues to provide a quality experience for the students. Ideally, evaluative activities are an integrated part of local service delivery, and to that end I see this project in part as an opportunity to work on establishing some strategies that can be sustained into the future.
My background is in workforce development, community education, health promotion, and tertiary teaching, with a particular interest in creative, participatory processes in program improvement. My research interest areas are the lived experienced of learning, and the integration of philosophy in practice.
Please feel free to contact me with any questions about the project, by email or mobile 0417 005 011.
Best wishes, Dr Nicola Parkin
Bachelor of Adult & Vocational Education
Graduate Diploma in Community Cultural Development
Doctor of Education
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