Available: 1 Vacancy

Medicine Program

Understanding the human body and how the environment interacts with it is critical to being able to make rational health decisions. In our community, we depend on experts of the human body, doctors, to guide us in our quest to lead healthy and productive lives. However, training to become a doctor can be a long, arduous and at times confusing journey. Our Medicine Program is designed to support the next generation of doctors through tailored tutelage and mentorship, so as to ensure that they are well-equipped with the knowledge and skills to be able to consult on the health of the broader community to the highest standards. Delivered by outstanding pre-medical and medical graduates through their own generosity of spirit, our Medicine Program operates on a pays-what-you-can model, with all profits going to a designated cause committed to advancing a specific SDG at the end of the year. 

Position purpose

The Director of the Medicine Program works with the Executive Committee to spearhead the development and delivery of the Medicine Program, including its Pre-Medicine, Preclinical Medicine, Clinical Medicine, and Specialty Medicine streams.

Role and place within the organisation

The Director of the Medicine Program works under the supervision of the Executive Committee and is one of the leaders of the Operations Division of the organisation. 

Position duties and responsibilities

  • Develop the structure of the Medicine Program

  • Oversee the activities of the Pre-Medicine, Preclinical Medicine, Clinical Medicine, and Specialty Medicine Leads

  • Communicate regularly with the Executive Committee to ensure achievement of the program’s long-term goals

  • Chair all Medicine Program meetings

  • Attend all Medicine Program meetings and Operations Division meetings as required

  • Liaise with external stakeholders regarding the Medicine Program as required

  • Serve as a good ambassador for Teaching For Impact (at events, online, and in the community)

  • Identify issues within program and division and either address or escalate as appropriate

Desirable attributes

  • Senior medical student or recent medical graduate, with demonstrated history of academic excellence

  • Commitment to the role

  • Excellent time management and organisational skills

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Experience of leading a team 

  • Willingness to work respectfully within a team environment

  • Genuine passion and interest in education and the sustainable development of our planet

  • Willingness to put in extra effort when required

What you get out of it

  • Opportunity to pioneer an innovative Medicine Program to facilitate meaningful change for aspiring medical practitioners across Victoria, especially those from a disadvantaged background 

  • Opportunity to be part of a growing youth-led, not-for-profit organisation 

  • Opportunity to connect with passionate, like-minded individuals from a range of disciplines

  • Opportunity to contribute to the achievement of the SDGs

  • Experience leading and managing a medium-sized team

  • Formal recognition of your contribution at the end of your tenure and opportunity to acquire strong references for future job and volunteer applications

Application steps

  • All interested applicants are to submit a Google Form application by 11.59 PM, Wednesday 16 December 2020. 

  • Interviews will be held for suitable candidates from Friday 18 December 2020 to Sunday 20 December 2020. 

  • Suitable candidates are to attend the interview at the specified date and time

    • Interviewee will be assessed on core qualities including leadership commitment, passion, organisational skills and time management. 

    • Failure to attend interview will result in an unsuccessful application