Double the recognition for Head of Anatomy

Professor Sankar Sinha (far right) receives the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons award for outstanding service to the community.

19 November 2015

The University of Notre Dame Australia congratulates Professor Sankar Sinha, Head of Anatomy, School of Medicine, Sydney, on receiving an award from the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons for outstanding service to the community. Professor Sinha was also recognised by the University of Tasmania for his outstanding contribution to student learning.

Professor Sinha received his citation from the University of Tasmania for implementing a simulated clinical practice session Interns Day in Surgery to provide authentic immersive learning experiences for final year medical students in their transition to internship.

The Dean of the School of Medicine, Sydney, Professor Christine Bennett, said the awards highlighted Professor Sinha’s commitment to raising the profile of anatomy within Notre Dame.

“Authenticity and relevance of the curriculum is very much on our agenda in educating doctors of the future,” Professor Bennett said. “We see a move away from the University that emphasises theory and technical aspects of a subject to a broader, more hands-on vision of education.”

Professor Bennett said Professor Sinha’s recognition highlighted the importance of anatomy by illustrating how it was directly applicable to medical practice and how a mastery of it could help students become better doctors.

The Royal Australasian College of Surgeons award for outstanding service to the community was presented by the Tasmanian Minister for Health, Hon Michael Ferguson, at the Opening Ceremony of the Inaugural Victorian- Tasmanian Annual Scientific Meeting last month.

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