The University of Melbourne Shepparton Medical Centre is the first purpose built teaching clinic in Australia and was developed to support the University's Rural Clinical School. Supervising medical students and junior doctors is therefore at the heart of the practice's mission and all GPs are enthusiastic, experienced medical educators. The practice has a strong emphasis on delivering a high quality level of care in an atmosphere of mutual support, good communication and having fun.
To provide the general public of Shepparton & districts an excellent General Practice service, within a financially self-sustaining facility while supporting a teaching environment.
Facilitating experiential learning, for primarily but not exclusively, medical students while delivering high quality patient care and maximizing the available time for learning opportunities.
The practice is an architecturally designed facility which prides itself on its welcoming environment and patient focussed, team based model of care. It incorporates and embraces the latest in computer technologies including access to the on-line resources of the Melbourne Medical School. The practice delivers patient care in a multidisciplinary, vertically integrated way and in addition to primary care (general practice), runs speciality clinics (including psychiatry, neurology, and infectious disease) and allied health clinics. Specialists, allied health, and practice nurse colleagues all contribute to teaching and team based care.
Facilities include individual consulting rooms for medical students and registrars, a well equipped teaching room ('student hub'), and procedure rooms. The medical centre is located on the University's Shepparton Campus and is opposite Goulburn Valley Health. GPs, medical students and registrars are scheduled to enable access to Grand Rounds and are encouraged to participate in the academic and professional development activities which regularly take place on site.
Shepparton is located two hours north of Melbourne in the heart of Victoria's 'food bowl', the Goulburn Valley. The town has excellent cultural and sporting amenities, and is close to the gourmet food regions and stunning scenery of the Victorian High Country.
"Students are our Future"