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Wednesday, 12 August 2015

Congratulations Associate Professor Sally Ayoub, Director of Undergraduate Medical Education

Congratulations Dr Sally Ayoub who has been appointed Associate Professor (Practice), in the role of Director of Undergraduate Medical Education, School of Clinical Sciences at Monash Health, Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences.

A former Monash University and SCS student, Sally has a long association with Monash Health, first as a junior doctor and also completing the majority of her physician training here.

As a PhD candidate in Professor Eric Morand’s research group, Sally helped initiate the highly successful lupus research program.

“My interest in medical education started more than ten years ago as a bedside tutor,” said Sally.

“Taking on my current role as Director of Undergraduate Medical Education at SCS nearly three years ago has been the most rewarding and challenging role in my career thus far.”

“Sally has been a vital part of our teaching team at SCS for many years and has led it very capably since 2012," said Head of School of Clinical Sciences at Monash Health, Professor Eric Morand.

"I am delighted the University has recognised the importance of the position she holds, directing Monash’s largest medical student programs, with her appointment to this new title."

“I work with an incredible team to deliver an exciting and very high quality clinical program; we are all passionate about giving our students the best experience in the most supported environment possible,” said Sally.

“We want to train the best doctors for the future, but we are also acutely conscious of the high rates of mental and other health issues in this young population.”

“Over the coming years, I hope we can consolidate the work we have done to help tackle these issues within our large cohort of students, with evidence based interventions which can be utilised at other universities and medical schools,” added Sally.  

Sally plans to build on the already rigorous education program at SCS by utilising some state-of-the-art IT platforms.

“I hope my promotion is a signal to those with an interest in education that this is now a well-recognised pathway to academic success.”

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