Deakin University Medical Student
The Deakin University School of Medicine is Victoria's first rural and regional medical school. It is a four year graduate entry Bachelor of Medicine Bachelor of Surgery (BMBS) program, which had its first student intake in 2008.
A defining characteristic of the Deakin University medical course is that a cohort of third year students have the opportunity to spend twelve months on clinical placement in a General Practice, rather than in the usual hospital setting. The Deakin University Rural Community Clinical School oversees what was previously called the Integrated Model of Medical Education in Rural Settings (IMMERSe) program, an innovative approach that includes teaching by experienced doctors in a General Practice environment with direct patient interaction, as well as online lectures and tutorials.
The Elms Family Medical Centre is proud to be the first designated Deakin University teaching practice in Bacchus Marsh, hosting medical students since 2011.
Throughout 2017, our Deakin University medical student will be Jared Harris.
Jared will reside in Bacchus Marsh during his 2017 placement, having originally come from the Sunshine Coast in Queensland. Prior to entering medical training at Deakin University, he completed a Bachelor of Human Movement Science degree at Central Queensland University, followed by a Master of Physiotherapy at the University of Queensland. Jared has diverse interests, including surfing, scuba diving, snorkelling, snow boarding and basketball.