Dr Scott Murray awarded for JMO mentoring program
RPA's Dr Scott Murray has been recognised for his substantial contribution to the education of junior medical officers (JMOs).
Dr Murray, the Director of Prevocational Education and Training at RPA, won the Geoff Marel Award at the Health Education and Training 2018 NSW Prevocational Training Awards.
The award recognises the work he has done advocating for positive work-life balance and creating safe and supportive working environments for JMOs.
This year Dr Murray initiated a mentoring program at RPA linking JMOs with senior colleagues.
The Prevocational Training Awards celebrate the substantial contributions made by inspiring individuals to the education and support of JMOs across the NSW Health system.
Dr Murray was nominated by JMOs at RPA who highlighted the active interest he plays in the careers of his charges, and his determination to ensure our newest doctors get dedicated teaching and learning time.
HETI’s Medical Director Dr Claire Blizard said finishing a medical degree and starting as a JMO is “one of the most challenging transitions”.
“Emergency, surgery, acute medical problem assessments, discharge planning, and palliative care are just some of the experiences our Junior Medical Officers face in their first yeas on the job. It’s challenging, confronting but also rewarding,” she said.
“Training, education and support from the medical community that surround our JMOs is essential to their integration into the workforce and is crucial in these first years”.
Dr Murray will represent NSW at the Confederation of Postgraduate Medical Education Councils Australia and New Zealand’s Clinical Educator of the Year Award in November.