Volunteer Program

Volunteer Program

UOW's Graduate School of Medicine aims to produce excellent medical practitioners who are able to contribute to the enhancement of health care for patients in all geographic settings, but particularly in regional, rural and remote communities. One of the key learning activities for medical students is interaction between students and real people. To do this successfully we need to involve people from the local communities.

To accomplish this, the Graduate School of Medicine has established a Volunteer Program at both sites in Wollongong and Shoalhaven. This comprises of volunteers from the community who act as patients for our medical students. This ensures that our students learn and continually practice appropriate communications with real people and have immediate access to volunteer feedback.

Last reviewed: 29 November, 2013

Research Seminar

Speaker: Dr Brad Nindl,
Scientific Advisor,
US Army Institute of Public Health,
Army Public Health Command & a serving member of the US Army Reserves

Date: Friday 9th May
Time: 12:30-1:30pm
Location: 28.101

Dr Nindl is the second of four Visiting International Fellows to be invited by the Centre of Expertise for Physical Employment Standards, University of Wollongong. The Centre represents a highly active formal research partnership between the University of Wollongong, Faculty of Science, Medicine and Health and the Department of Defence, Defence Science and Technology Organisation, Human Protection and Performance Division. Dr Nindl has a PhD in physiology with a focus upon endocrine and integrative physiology. He has in excess of 150 publications with over 2000 citations and a H index of 28.