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Professor Ian Symonds

Professor Alexander Robling

Professor Ian Symonds

Professor Symonds qualified with the degrees of Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery in the United Kingdom in 1983 and was awarded the degree of Doctor of Medicine for research on the application of monoclonal antibodies in ovarian cancer in 1995. After completing his specialist training in Obstetrics and Gynaecology he was appointed as a clinical senior lecturer in Derby, UK in 1998 before moving to Newcastle NSW in 2004 as the Head of the Discipline of Reproductive Medicine. In addition to being the course co-ordinator for Obstetrics and Gynaecology he was Dean of Medicine at the University of Newcastle before moving to Adelaide as Dean of Medicine and Head of School of Medicine at the University of Adelaide, October 2015.

Professor Symonds has experience in the development of educational programmes in inter-professional learning, primary care based learning, distance learning and overseas study. He has co-authored several papers on medical education as well as a number of undergraduate textbooks and has a master\x92s degree in clinical education.

The Millennial Doctor

As the new generation (born since the start of the millennium) enters medical school, they will work in a very different health care system to the one most of their teachers trained in. Single diagnosis acute disorders replaced by chronic multi-systems disease, technology not even imagined 20 years ago and care delivered by multidisciplinary teams will be just some of these changes. At the same time the expectations of these \x91Millennials\x92 for their own careers will surely be as different as those of Gen Y have been before them. In this talk Professor Symonds will outline how medical training has evolved over the last 100 years and is changing to meet the needs of both its students and their future patients and answer the question "Do we have a health education system that is fit for purpose for 21st century practice?"

Lecture Recording: The Millennial Doctor

Recorded 6 July 2016 at the University of Adelaide


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