The Launceston Clinical School (LCS) is one of three Clinical Schools. All deliver medical student training, and support research associated with the University of Tasmania’s Tasmanian School of Medicine.
The Launceston Clinical School was formed in 2004. Since 2011 it has occupied the top floor of the Launceston General Hospital’s Northern Integrated Care Service building at 41 Frankland St, Launceston. It is a learning space designed to support our medical students with space for case-based learning, simulation training, small group tutorials, online learning, and access to on-line resources. We are the original home of the Patient Partner Program which is led by Dr Kath Ogden.
The Director of the Launceston Clinical School is Professor Jan Radford, Professor in General Practice, and part of the LCS since its formation. Prof Radford leads a team of clinician academics who provide teaching to students, and researchers who collaborate with clinicians. Often LCS academics are clinician researchers. Research projects are designed to provide opportunities for students to experience aspects of the research process.
The school fosters relationships with key clinical care delivery organisations such as the Launceston General Hospital and other Tasmanian Health Services facilities, Calvary Hospital’s St Lukes and St Vincents campuses, and the premises of other privately funded organisations such as northern General practices. These facilities and their clinicians provide supervision and teaching for our medical students as students train to be future interns.
We are very grateful to the people of Tasmania who are willing to have our students included in their healthcare when visiting their doctor or engaging with the teams their doctors work with.
The school also fosters relationships with key research organisations, premier amongst them being the Clifford Craig Medical Research Foundation.