Providing education opportunities for both medical and health related study in Indigenous health, training for Aboriginal people in health related fields and supporting the local community to learn how to better take care of their own and family’s health are a key focus of OAMS.
After all it is improving the capacity of the community which will be the best catalyst for an improvement in health outcomes.
Together with our partners OAMS is involved in the following educational programs:
University of Western Sydney
Medical student placement
University of Sydney
Medical student Indigenous studies unit practical placement
Charles Sturt University
Nursing & midwifery Indigenous health study unit
Dental student candidates – short term observational placements to enhance their application to CSU.
John Flynn Placement Program
Rural & remote Doctors experience placement
Medical student placement that includes parallel consulting with the GPs on site.
Access for dental sssistant students to sterilising unit for practical classes
Medical Registrar Candidates
Placement for GP registrar candidates
University of Newcastle
Health studies students
Work experience for students in health-related courses
Pathways to Dental
Training program entitled “Ismile” targeting Aboriginal people who have an interest in a dental health profession.
Internally, staff education and training support is a fundamental aspect of support to comprehensive primary health care, OAMS sees continuing education of staff is critical to maintaining high standards of health service delivery.
In addition to updating and maintaining vocational accreditation members of the team at OAMS are formally studying, diploma in HR management and business management, masters in child and family health, cert IV in business administration, certificate III in Aboriginal primary healthcare, bachelor of nursing, advanced training in women’s health.
Studying during her time working at OAMS, Ekala French, Aboriginal health worker is a graduate from Tafe Western completing Certificate IV in Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander primary health care.