Strategic Initiatives in Medical Education Fund

    Application status: Closed

    Strategic Initiatives in Medical Education Fund 2018/19 Flyer

    Through the Strategic Initiatives in Medical Education Fund the Health Education and Training Institute (HETI) is seeking to support projects that support the localised development, implementation or enhancement of medical education and training activities that align with NSW Health identified state-wide strategic priorities.

    For the purposes of this fund projects should be targeted at the following NSW Health priority areas:

    • Grow and support a skilled workforce
    • Improve our workplace culture
    • Improve Aboriginal health outcomes
    • Improve work health and safety
    • Deliver truly integrated care


    To be eligible to apply an application must:

    • Ensure deliverables are implemented within sites that are within NSW
    • Have the documented support of the Chief Executive or delegate of the lead organisation

    Assessment Criteria

    Applications will be assessed on the following criteria:

    • Strength of alignment with the identified NSW Health state-wide priorities
    • Strength of evidence identifying the issues and potential outcomes
    • Value for money
    • Sustainability
    • Ability to replicate elsewhere.

    Applications will be prioritised if they meet the following:

    • Targeted at areas of workforce shortage (high and moderate) as identified in the NSW Health Professionals Workforce Plan 2012-2022
      • Psychiatry
      • Clinical Genetics
      • General Medicine
      • Clinical Pharmacology
      • Addiction Medicine
      • Pain Medicine
      • General Pathology & Genetics
      • Haematology (Pathology & Physician)
      • Nuclear Medicine – Physician & Radiology
      • Ophthalmology
      • Anatomical Pathology (including Cytopathology)
      • Endocrinology
      • Rheumatology
      • Sexual Health Medicine
    • Involve collaboration/partnerships between:
      • Metro and rural sites
      • Acute and primary settings
      • Public and private settings
      • Local Health Districts
      • Hospitals
    • Targeting specialist or non-specialist areas not currently covered by a network program

    2018/19 Supported Projects

    Project Title

    Project Principal

    Centre of Excellence for Indigenous JMOsDr Sarah Michael
    General and Acute Care Medicine Advanced Training Networks - Medical PodcastsDr Kimberley Parsons
    CMOs in Psychiatry SymposiumDr Michele Meltzer
    NODULAR - juNiOr Doctor ULtrAsound tRainingDr Eric Moyle
    Supervision and Mentoring Frameworks for UAT and CMOs at Wyong Hospital Dr Mary-Ann Ryall
    Structured Wellness Program for Training Doctors (SWePT)Dr Laksh Markuli