Master of Clinical Medicine
The Master of Clinical Medicine (Leadership and Management) (M Clin Med)(L&M) is a joint innovation of NSW Health and the University of Newcastle designed to develop hospital doctors to be clinical leaders with a broad perspective on patient care and hospital management.
The coursework program is delivered over a minimum of two years of part-time study and has been developed specifically to:
- equip doctors with the high level skills required for leadership positions in hospitals
- provide a hospital-wide perspective on patient care
- provide the knowledge, professional skills, attitudes and ability to be effective doctors, communicators and clinical care co-ordinators across independent disciplines and to bridge the gaps that exist in hospital processes
- enable doctors to develop a deeper understanding of hospital organisational culture, networks and infrastructure
- give doctors the skills to conduct research-based system redesign
- offer a postgraduate qualification directly relevant to the management of patient care in hospitals or other clinical facilities
The M Clin Med aims to provide advanced clinical leadership and management expertise required for a range of roles and responsibilities including:
- Senior Hospitalist
- Department or Unit Director
- Director of Prevocational Training
- Quality Improvement and System Redesign
- Clinical Governance
- Director of Research or Education
- Clinical Supervisor
Entry is open to doctors with at least three years full-time postgraduate medical experience who have a minimum one year continuous employment contract at 0.5 FTE level or above or who can provide a statement from a Hospital Executive indicating that they are anticipated to remain in their current employment for at least 12 months at 0.5 FTE or above.
Program delivery is based on local learning experiences situated in the candidate's workplace with an emphasis on developing personal networks and a deeper understanding of organisational culture. It is accessible to candidates across NSW and beyond through a combination of delivery options including online, and weekend residential workshops. An important element of the program delivery is the support individual candidates receive at each stage through the appointment of a local Academic Supervisor.
All applicants require employer support to undertake the program as candidacy entails a level of commitment and support from the workplace. Applications cannot be considered unless accompanied by a Letter of Support from the Departmental or Organisational Sponsor that confirms the organisational commitment for the candidate to undertake the program.