Covid-19 Updates

Find all the latest COVID-19 updates from the School of Medicine, along with links and resources.

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FLU VACCINATION COMPLIANCE

Get your flu vaccine by June 1st and send through your evidence to the university via the My WesternNow Student Portal (in the search bar type "vaccination" to reach the correct page). You can do this either through GP, a pharmacist or hospitals (check with your placement for clinic times).

 

If you have had a COVID-19 vaccination and believe you are unable to safely receive a flu vaccination in time due to the 2 week minimum gap please contact the university vaccination compliance team. We recommend that you stay up to date with the latest advice and news from the Australian Government Department of Health in regards to the COVID-19 vaccine rollout.

COVID-19 VACCINATIONS

All health students are considered as healthcare workers for vaccination purposes. Medical students are now able to utilise the mass vaccination hub at Sydney Olympic Park to obtain a Pfizer vaccine. Please make a booking via here: https://covid-vaccine.healthdirect.gov.au/eligibility

 

COVID-19 HYGIENE

Please practise good standards of hygiene everywhere you go. Masks are mandatory to be worn until Monday May 17th. Please continue to monitor announcements from NSW Health for updates.

INCLUSIVE MEDICAL EDUCATION MEDICAL DEAN'S REPORT

The media release was made on the 28th of April. The document can be read here:

https://medicaldeans.org.au/md/2021/04/MDANZ-IME-disability_media-release-28-Apr.pdf

STUDENTS ADAPTING TO HYBRID LEARNING

The School of Medicine staff thank the WSU Medical Students for their ongoing patience and understanding with the changes being made to how teaching is delivered. It is greatly appreciated by staff.

YEAR 3, 4 AND 5 CURRICULUM

Year 3 and 5 clinical exams will have the assessment model for this year clarified once the staff meet this week. The information gained via the MyProgress App from student clinical assessments has been very useful for staff, and will be utilised to cater for examinations. There will be improvements made in regards to extending the vocabulary in the in-app forms to be more relevant for clinical placements.

Year 4 electives in 2021 are not being supported by the School of Medicine given the current situation of the COVID-19 pandemic.

MENTAL HEALTH & WELLBEING

Alicia McIntyre is our Head of Student Affairs at SoM. Please contact her via email or phone if you have concerns about student wellbeing and wish to have a chat.

Last updated 16/05/21