Sep 13, 2022
A health psychologist by training, Dr. Margaret Hay has worked in health professional education for the past 2 decades in both curriculum governance and teaching roles. She is the inaugural Head of the Monash Centre for Professional Development and Monash Online Education in the Portfolio of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Monash University. Prior to this, she was the inaugural Director of Professional and Continuing Education, and the inaugural Director of the Monash Institute for Health & Clinical Education in the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing, and Health Sciences, Monash University. She has supervised to completion of 19 Doctoral research projects, and been thrice nominated for Supervisor Awards, and is currently supervising a range of Ph.D. and Master's projects in health professions education, having transitioned from her research in health psychology.
She is Australian and spent some time studying in the US, so we compare the medical education systems of both countries. We also discuss what the admissions process is really designed to select for, why diversity of educational background leads to better outcomes, why medical education should follow students’ lead, and how to teach without making the learner feel like garbage.
Dr. Hay is a co-opted member of the Australian and New Zealand Intensive Care Society Education Committee and has taught several Harvard Macy Institute courses in Boston, and Harvard Partners International courses for the National Health Group, Singapore. She is a member of the Course Steering Committee for the Harvard Medical School Master's in Medical Education degree.