The researchers have been selected to take part in the Melbourne Academic Centre for Health (MACH) program which enables clinicians to integrate career development in research, including a PhD, with their postgraduate specialist training.
MACH Executive Director Professor Sir John Savill says the program aims to develop the future leaders of clinical innovation in MACH-affiliated Health Services.
“MACH-Track combines training and mentorship to provide trainees with the skills they need to lead multidisciplinary research that aims to improve the care patients receive in our health system,’’ he says.
“Clinician-researchers across MACH have successfully led translation of research discoveries into improved patient care, providing better outcomes for patients.
“As technology rapidly advances and the medical demands of the population change, the need for ongoing medical research and clinical innovation is essential.
“Medical professionals need to be inspired and encouraged to pursue research and provided a clear pathway to engage in research without sacrificing their clinical training.
“MACH-Track helps them carve out dedicated time within their busy training schedules to ensure they can continue doing the research that leads to better care in our hospitals and health care services.’’
Meet our 2022 MACH-Track candidates