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Active Health Portland is a teaching clinic and therefore regularly hosts nursing, medical and allied health students.
In 2016 we will host 2 Medical Students from Deakin University, Thomas Cheah for the full year and Imogen Millais for part of the year.
Tom and Imogen will co-consult with senior doctors including Dr Marg Garde, Dr Judy Carson and Dr Ann Dunbar.
On days that the students are in clinic you may be offered an appointment with them if they are working with the senior doctor you wish to see.
When you have an appointment with one of the students they will begin the consult taking some initial assessments before the senior doctor joins them . This allows the students to continue to practice and develop their medical skills in a clinical setting and also gives them valuable face to face time with patients.
As mentioned Active Health Portland is a teaching clinic and we aim to offer our students the opportunity to experience a broad range of aspects in the clinical setting. We therefore encourage patients to allow students to co-consult with GP's but understand if at any time you decline to have them present during your consult.