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