Professor Geoff McColl
2019 Menzies Health Institute Queensland Lecture Series
Host Professor Paul Scuffham
Professor Geoff McColl - Title: Health system stewardship - a critical attribute of the contemporary health professional
A core attribute of every health professional is their ability to create the conditions for each patient to have an optimal health outcome. These conditions are generally created by the delivery of evidence-based care in a patient-focussed health care environment. However, with an increasingly complex health care system the contemporary health professional has an additional responsibility to contribute beyond the individual patient and actively support a safe and effective health system. In this presentation the concept of health system stewardship will be explored in the context of the continuum of health professional education and training.
Professor Geoff McColl is the Executive Dean of the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Queensland. Prior to joining UQ, Geoff was the Head of the Melbourne Medical School at the University of Melbourne, where he led the development and implementation of the Melbourne MD.
Geoff completed his undergraduate medical training at the University of Melbourne and attained his FRACP in rheumatology in 1992 before completing a PhD focusing on rheumatoid arthritis at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute in 1996.
Geoff is currently the Chair of the Australian Medical Council's Medical School Assessment Committee, a member of the Therapeutic Goods Administration Advisory Committee on Medicines and a past member of Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee.
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