GP Synergy North Coast Regional Head of Education Dr Rashmi Sharma awarded OAM - GP Synergy

GP Synergy North Coast Regional Head of Education Dr Rashmi Sharma awarded OAM

Rashmi_Sharma_WebGP Synergy is delighted to congratulate Dr Rashmi Sharma on being awarded an Order of Australia – Medal of the Order (OAM) in the 2016 Australia Day honours for her service to medicine, and to professional organisations.

Dr Sharma recently joined the GP Synergy medical education team in the role of Regional of Head of Education for the North Coast NSW training subregion.

Dr Sharma is a dedicated and skilled clinical educator, with extensive experience in both undergraduate and vocational medical education.

She is currently an Adjunct Associate Professor and GP supervisor with the Australian National University (ANU), and a former senior lecturer and clinical skills tutor.

Dr Sharma also has a strong history of involvement in vocational general practice training; she has been a GP supervisor training GP registrars since 2003 and a medical educator with the former Coast City Country GP Training (CCCGPT) regional training provider since 2006.

Over the last 12 years, Dr Sharma has played an integral role in advocacy and health policy development. Most recently, she was chair of the ACT Medicare Local (ACTML) from 2007-2014 (and a board member from 2004-2014), chair of the Practice Principals Group from 2011-2014, chair of the GP Advisory Committee from 2012-2014 and Clinical Governance Committee from 2012-2014.

In addition, Dr Sharma has been a member of the Commonwealth Department of Health’s Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee  since 2009, a member of the Drug Utilization Sub-Committee since 2012, a member of the Professional Services Review Committee since 2012, and a member of the Clinical Reference Group – Preventable Admissions and Improved Community Care Program under the Department of Veterans Affairs from 2010-2015.

She has also been a member of the ACT Health Minister’s GP Public Health Hospital Survey Working Group with ACT Health from 2010-2012, a member of the ACT Local Hospital Network Council from 2011-2015 and an observer in the ACT Clinical Senate from 2012-2014.

GP Synergy Director of Education and Training, Dr Graham Lee says the honour bestowed to Dr Sharma is well-deserved.

“We extend our warmest congratulations to Dr Sharma on receiving this prestigious award which publically recognises her commitment and focussed effort in the areas of education, health policy and advocacy,” says Dr Lee.