Profiles And Contributions To This Article

Peer mentoring: evaluation of a new model of clinical placement in the Solomon Islands undertaken by an Australian medical school

Janie D Smith

Prof Janie Smith

qualifications: EdD

contribution: designed the project

position: Associate Professor

Australia

Janie Dade Smith is Professor of Innovations in Medical Education at Bond University. She is the previous President of CRANAplus the peak body for all remote health. Janie was previously Director of RhED Consulting Pty Ltd. She is a health educationalist who has worked extensively in rural and remote Australia across all health disciplines and a board range of government and non government sectors. She is author of Australia's rural, remote and Indigenous health, the 3rd edition was published in 2016 by Elsevier Australia. Her particular areas of interest are: innovative education, remote health, interprofessional education, rural and remote workforce issues, curriculum development and Indigenous health.


Peter  Jones

Prof Peter Jones

qualifications: PhD

contribution: original concept

position: Dean of Medicine

Australia

Professor Peter Jones is Professor of Paediatric Medicine at Bond University. He stood down from being the Dean of Medicine after 7 successful years in the post where he has lead Bond to being the number 1 medical school in Australia for student experience, teaching quality and clinical skills development. His new role is approximately 50% clinical and 50% academic and he is relishing being a clinical academic and feeling freed from about 15 years spent in Academic leadership positions. In addition to doing clinical work and student supervision at Gold Coast University Hospital, his role at the University now encompasses being responsible for developing Capstone Clinic placements for final year Medical Students in resource poor settings around the world. He is leading a multidisciplinary student project in the remote province of Makira-Ulawa in Solomon Islands. This year there will be 40 students from Urban Design, Allied Health, Law and Medicine working to help improve the community of Kirakira as part of their respective degrees. He remains an active researcher and publisher and enjoys being involved in the Rural and Remote Health Journal as a Reviewer and frequent contibutor. Professor Jones was the Australasian co-editor of the Rural and Remote Health for three years from 2007 to early 2010. Professor Jones continues to works clinically at the Gold Coast University Hospital as a VMO in paediatrics each Thursday and Friday morning. He consults privately on a Tuesday Afternoon at Robina Town Centre. Professor Jones has been married to his wife Therese for almost 28 years and they have five children aged 16 to 26. After receiving a new hip 5 years ago at the age of 48 Professor Jones has returned to the cricket field and on Summer afternoons you will find him bowling slow left arm finger spinners for Broadbeach Robina Cricket Club.


James  Fink

James Fink

qualifications: MBBS, MPH

contribution: contributed to drafts

position: Associate Director


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