Educational opportunities

Educational and training provided by the central Medical Education Unit (MEU)

Medical education and training

You can expect quality education programs in your rural placement that provide you with the core skills you are expected to learn at each stage of your medical training.  

In each country region, the central Medical Education Unit (MEU) supports junior doctors and the regional medical education teams to provide professional development.   The regional Director of Clinical Training and Medical Education Officer will also facilitate the delivery of customised education and training programs that reflect the local context and specialty areas.

The range of professional development opportunities available through the central MEU include communication, mentoring and leadership programs conducted for junior doctors and clinical supervisors. These programs include;

  • Communication - Presentation Skills  - Medical Staff
  • Leadership - Foundations for Leadership - Residents and Registrars
  • Assessment, Teaching and Supervision - Teaching on the Run - Medical Supervisors of Junior Doctors

For further information please contact  

Resuscitation and simulation education

The MEU Simulation Education Coordinators are responsible for the development, coordination and delivery of a multitude of resuscitation and simulation based training across WA Country Health Service.  Course information is detailed below, to express your interest in attending a course click on the location and date of the relevant course to complete the EOI form.

Resuscitation Education Flyers Expression of interest form
ARC Advanced Life Support 1

 2020 dates

 30 April - Geraldton 

 12 August - Kalgoorlie

 7 September - Hedland

ARC Advanced Life Support 2

 2020 dates

 27th & 28th February - Albany 

 12th & 13 March - Bunbury

 9th & 10th June - Hedland

 3rd & 4th September - Albany

 13th & 14th October - Geraldton 

 12th & 13th November - Kalgoorlie

 1st & 2nd December - Broome  

APLS Paediatric Life Support

 2020 dates

 21 May - Geraldton 

 25 June - Bunbury 

 26 July - Northam 

 8 September - Hedland 

Simulation Education Flyers Expression of interest form

 2020 dates

 10 March - Broome

 25 May - Busselton 

 15 June - Albany 

 20 July - Kalgoorlie

 10 August - Geraldton 

 20 November - Karratha - TBC

Manikin Familiarisation  TBA
For further information please contact

Emergency Medicine Education & Training (EMET)

The Emergency Medicine Education and Training (EMET) Program was established to improve the quality of and access to, emergency care in areas of need, particularly in rural Australia. This is achieved through the increased provision of emergency medicine education, training and supervision led and delivered by Fellows of the Australasian College for Emergency Medicine. 

The WACHS EMET program is comprised of six regional and one central hub.  Central EMET opportunities are detailed below, to express your interest in attending click on the location and date of the relevant course and complete the EOI form.

 EMET Course Flyers Expression of interest form
Rural & Remote Emergency Medicine Workshop

 28th & 29th March - York 

 23rd & 24th  May - Esperance

Trauma Skills Refresher Course  

 1st May - Albany 

 23rd November - Geraldton 

Safe Assessment & Management of the Aggressive Patient

 New dates coming soon
Psychiatric Emergencies Assessment & Care  New dates coming soon
For further information on EMET please contact
The WACHS EMET Program has received Commonwealth Department of Health funding and Australasian College for Emergency Medicine (ACEM) support for participation in the Specialist Training Placement and Support (STPS) activity under the 'Specialist Training Program'


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