Dr Tanmay Bagade
Work Integrated Learning Staff Member of the Year
Dr Tanmay Bagade has been awarded the University of Newcastle’s Work Integrated Learning Staff Member of the Year for his development of the unique Global Health Pathway course of the Joint Medical Program. The course encourages medical students to focus on the health of populations in a global health context. Students learn about the social determinants of health and how these can influence diseases and their progression.
Carefully studying each student’s chosen topic of interest, Dr Bagade organises relevant and engaging work placements across a range of experiences including refugee health, mental health, drug & alcohol services, sexual health, and many more. Along the journey, students attend placements at revered institutions including the United Nations Association of Australia, George Institute of Global health and Samaritans. They also gain essential skills, knowledge, and motivation to pursue a career in low-resource global health settings and international non-government organisations such as the World Health Organisation. Students are instilled with a sense of empathy, professionalism and a drive to make a lasting impact on the health of both their local and global communities.
The University of Newcastle acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands within our footprint areas: Awabakal, Darkinjung, Biripai, Worimi, Wonnarua, and Eora Nations. We also pay respect to the wisdom of our Elders past and present.