Rural Clinical School

Tom McDonagh

Tom McDonagh

Dr Thomas McDonagh

Senior Lecturer Emergency Medicine


Contact Details

Contact Campus Off-Campus
Building Rural Clinical School, Brickport Road, Burnie
Telephone +61 3 6430 3550
Fax +61 3 6430 5670

Teaching Responsibilities

Toms role is a conjoint appointment between the Northwest Regional Hospital, Burnie and the Rural Clinical School.  His responsibilities include:

  • Tutoring and mentoring Year 4 and 5 medical students at the RCS. 
  • EMST and ELS course lecturer.


  • Quokka Bites: the first report of bites from an Australian Marsupial Dr T McDonagh 1992 * MJA
  • Intramuscular Midazolam rapidly terminates seizures in children and adults. Dr T McDonagh 1992 * Emergency Medicine
  • Book Chapter; Envenomation. In G Fulde?s text; Emergency Medicine; the principles of practice. Fulde, G 19xx * Emergency Medicine


Tom has worked in emergency departments in Sydney, Griffith, Wagga Wagga, Canberra, Fremantle, Burnie, La Trobe and Kilkenny, Ireland.

Mainly practicing in rural areas has led to an interest in retrievals, envenomation, teaching, rural workforce and rural trauma and ongoing education and skills maintenance in rural medicine.