Cancer Council Australia

Annual Review 2015-2016

Oncology education

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In 2015 Cancer Council Australia ran an essay competition for medical students, with the winner receiving a trip to Vienna, Austria to attend the 'Oncology for Medical Students' International Summer School.

The summer school, run by the World Health Organisation’s Collaborating Centre for Cancer Education, enables medical students to become familiar with cancer care in general health practice and learn more about cancer-related issues in other countries.

The 2016 winner was Rob McRae, a final year student at the University of Notre Dame Australia. Rob’s winning essay on the topic “How best to teach and learn about cancer in medical schools” focused on “moving towards a patient-centred approach that reflects the needs of Australia”. It is published in the November 2015 issue of Cancer Forum.

Megan Roser from Griffith University was awarded second place, and Krita Sridharan, a student at Monash University, was awarded third place. Both received book gift vouchers.

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