Leading the development and targeted training programs for future health professionals enabling staff to conduct research that is applicable to real life healthcare leading to positive impacts.
The First Peoples issue of Health Check featured two outstanding alumni who have made extraordinary impacts in their chosen professions. We reconnected with Brisbane GP Dr Samarra Toby and Toowoomba dentist Dr Michael Baker to ask them about their journey to being remarkable.
Dr Lisa Amey completed her medical training at Griffith’s School of Medicine in 2010 and is now the first medicine graduate to achieve an academic position at the University. Dr Amey’s remarkable academic ability and willingness to teach led to her appointment as Associate Academic Manager for the graduate-entry medical program, the Doctor of Medicine […]
Dinesh Palipana was a focused, determined, enthusiastic medicine student at Griffith University when his life changed forever on a rainy night in 2010. Today, the 32-year-old remains equally determined and just as focused on forging a career in medicine in spite of the road traffic accident on Brisbane’s Gateway Bridge that left him without feeling […]
The further you live from a major city, the higher your risk for potentially fatal illness, accident or injury. The disparity of health services in rural and remote areas is a contributing factor to poorer health outcomes for people in regional Australia. The new breed of rural health practitioners is already making a difference by […]
Medical students in the Longlook program at Griffith University have identified issues that may lead to better guidelines for country doctors and their patients.
In good news for rural students wanting to study medicine, Griffith University is now offering a priority access scheme which will see a minimum 25 per cent of its quota coming from rural backgrounds. Called the Griffith University Rural Priority Access Scheme (GURPAS), it will see eligible students who have lived in rural areas of […]
Professor Allan Cripps AO has stepped down from his position as Pro Vice Chancellor (Health) after 13 years of providing the driving force that made Griffith Health what it is today.
With a recent report released from the World Health Organisation on the almost four-fold increase in diabetes, Griffith University is stepping in with the launch of a program to help GPs provide effective nutrition advice to their patients.
Known affectionately to her patients as “Doctor Sam”, Samarra Toby was among the first cohort of medicine students to graduate from Griffith University’s School of Medicine, and it seems, trailblazing continues to be a consistent theme for this remarkable Gangulu woman.