Deakin Medical Students
Active Health Portland is a teaching clinic and therefore regularly hosts nursing, medical and allied health students.
In 2020 Active Health is host to 2 Medical Students from Deakin University; Madeleine Taylor and Kane Harvey.
Madeleine and Kane will co-consult with senior doctors including Dr Marg Garde, Dr Daryl Pedler and Dr Ion Pop.
Madeleine is a 24-year-old 3rd year medical student from Deakin University. She completed a Bachelor of Biomedical Science at Deakin before studying medicine. Madeleine is interested in many different aspects of the medical field, particularly paediatrics and general practice. Madeleine is excited to gain clinical experience in a variety of areas of medicine during her year at Active Health, and is looking forward to exploring Portland and immersing herself in the community.
Kane is a 29 year old 3rd year medical student from Deakin University who has completed a Bachelor of Science (Physics) and Bachelor of Biomedical Science before starting medicine. Kane has a particular interest in primary care, with the hopes of becoming a rural GP. Kane is excited to be a part of Active health and get more clinical experience in Portland in 2020.
On days that the students are in clinic you may be offered an appointment with them if they are working with the senior doctor you wish to see.
When you have an appointment with one of the students they will begin the consult taking some initial assessments before the senior doctor joins them . This allows the students to continue to practice and develop their medical skills in a clinical setting and also gives them valuable face to face time with patients.
As mentioned, Active Health Portland is a teaching clinic and we aim to offer our students the opportunity to experience a broad range of aspects in the clinical setting. We therefore encourage patients to allow students to co-consult with GP’s but understand if at any time you decline to have them present during your consult.