Student & Staff Training
Student education is an important part of the training program at Federation Clinic, with over 150 students attending in the past 20 years. The Clinic is a Teaching Practice with the Rural Clinical School of the University of NSW, Albury-Wodonga Campus.
In the past, Federation Clinic has also supported a number of students from the Rural Australia Medical Undergraduate Scheme (RAMUS), a program funded by the Federal Government to try to increase the number of doctors in rural and regional Australia. Mentors support the students through their years of study and reinforce their ties to rural Australia.
Students join with us in routine consultations with patients and teaching tutorial sessions. We are very grateful to those of our patients who allow the student doctors to be involved in their care. It is a tremendously valuable learning opportunity for these students.
All staff at Federation Clinic take part in regular training covering a wide range of topics, including; CPR, workplace health and safety, hand-washing, infection control, fire safety, public liability awareness and Practice Accreditation.
Continuing education for nursing staff is an ongoing requirement for maintenance of their registration. Examples of topics covered include immunisation, wound care and chronic disease management.
Our junior staff training program has been successfully implemented for many years. Year 11 and 12 students are employed as trainees, working in the Clinic after school hours. Our trainees are educated in reception services, office procedures, privacy law and infection control. The experience and training received during their time at Federation Clinic provides the trainees with skills they can build on in their future studies and employment.