Investment into the future
For several years TeleMed has provided a generous, privately funded scholarship for 4 year intern undergraduates. We developed a co-located training syllabus telehealth based program, specific to rural nuclear medicine practitioners.
All aspects pertaining to the workflow of the nuclear medicine service from QA/QC to clinician referral, scheduling, preparation, imaging procedures and delivery of results.
During the initial period of the program, the trainee focus is on core competencies with mixed caseload session’s predominately in radiopharmacy, radionuclide administration techniques, scanning protocols and processing. Thereafter, a stronger emphasis is applied to other operational requirements such as scheduling, teleradiology, medicare and clinician liaison. The trainee actively participates with virtual interprofessional case reviews, educational sessions and submits interesting cases for a rural conference.
The scholarship includes financial support towards relocation, car, accommodation and conference attendance. This placement has ensured candidates are well equipped for a career in this important area of diagnostic medicine.
Implementation of a telehealth based rural nuclear medicine training program for PDY/interns: An assessment of a pilot study in Western Australia.