Event Details

AFPHM National Training Day Session 1

22 Jul 2021 at 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM
Online (AEST)
Australasian Faculty of Public Health Medicine

Session 1 | Preparing for the AFPHM Oral Examination

This session will cover:

  • information on administrative issues relevant to the 2021 oral exam
  • tips and tricks on preparing for exam day
  • strategies for candidates during the exam


About the speakers

Professor Michael AcklandMichael Ackland is a former A/CHO for Victoria and has now retired from full time work. He's currently a member off AFPHM Council and is Lead Fellow in Accreditation. He has extensive experience with the Faculty's teaching, learning and assessment programs and continues to provide supervision of advanced trainees as well as support and coaching for advanced trainees preparing for oral exams.

Dr Laksmi GovindasamyDr Laksmi Sakura Govindasamy is a dual specialty advanced trainee in Emergency Medicine and Public Health Medicine. She is currently undertaking PhD studies through Swinburne University, exploring gender and leadership development in emergency medicine.

Laksmi studied combined Medicine and Arts, majoring in Politics and International Relations, followed by Masters in Public Health and International Public Health at The University of New South Wales. She has worked clinically in Sydney and regional NSW; Darwin and Katherine, Northern Territory; and currently at Austin Health, Victoria. She was a public health officer trainee in the NSW Ministry of Health, with placements in the Aboriginal Health & Medical Research Council of NSW, COVID-19 pandemic response, Centre for Population Health, and emergency response coordination. She worked as an Australian Volunteer with St John Ambulance Papua New Guinea in Port Moresby.

Laksmi hopes her career will contribute to addressing health inequity in Australia and abroad.

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