Medical Education at UNSW

The mission of UNSW Medicine is to provide a quality education within a community of learning and discovery. We believe that education is a continuous lifelong process that reaches beyond our students’ time at university. UNSW Medicine supports and improves learning and teaching within the Faculty and is committed to encouraging innovation based on international best practice and evidence in learning and teaching in Medicine and Higher Education.

The Faculty of Medicine has two Associate Deans and a Deputy Dean responsible for learning and teaching in the areas of Education, Postgraduate Coursework and Research. In addition there is a UNSW Medicine Fellow in Learning and Teaching, a post originally created in each faculty by Learning & Teaching @ UNSW. The Fellow’s main role is to support scholarly practice in learning and learning within the faculty and facilitate communities of practice across disciplines, faculties and externally.

A number of policies and strategies have been developed to support teaching and improve our students’ learning experience. We recognise that our teachers are our greatest resource to enable high quality learning. Both the Faculty and the wider university have a range of resources for staff development to improve teaching based upon contemporary research on how students learn and processes for review and evaluation. There is also a Medical Education Interest Group that meets regularly during the year for a seminar series on scholarship and research in learning and teaching. The group publishes a regular newsletter and holds an annual learning and teaching forum in December.

We aim to:

  • Lead in the development and evaluation of the faculty curricula design and implementation
  • Support our teaching staff in their own learning about learning and teaching and provide leadership and support in the scholarship of teaching and learning
  • Lead and support teaching innovation and educational research.

Our People

Professor Gary Velan | Associate Dean, Education
T (02) 9385 1278

Dr Peter Harris | Senior Lecturer in Clinical Education
T (02) 9385 1926

Dr Helen Scicluna | Senior Lecturer
Program Evaluation & Improvement (PEIG)
T (02) 9385 3188

Associate Professor Boaz Shulruf | Medical Education Research
T (02) 9385 2693

Dr Silas Taylor | Senior Lecturer
Clinical Skills Element
T 02 9385 2607

Dr Rachel Thompson | Senior Lecturer, UNSW Medicine Learning & Teaching Fellow
T (02) 9385 8038

See full list here: Office of Medical Education