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Adnan Alam


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Dr Adnan Alam is an early career researcher and 2019 RACGP academic registrar based at Monash University.  Adnan is engaged in teaching year 4 medical students rotating through the Department of General Practice and is conducting a research project on advance care planning for people with dementia.  His interest in this area developed as a hospital-based junior doctor when he noted an unmet need for increasing awareness and uptake of advance care planning.  His project will investigate the barriers and enablers of advance care planning among general practitioners in Melbourne.
Dr Alam's journey to date has spanned the globe.  He completed a Bachelor of Science in Public Health and Biology from Tufts University in the United States.  During this undergraduate degree, Adnan was involved in a diverse range of hospital and community based research projects in Bangladesh.  He also spent a year studying abroad with the Centre for International Health and Development at University College London.
Upon completing his undergraduate studies, Adnan worked as a clinical research assistant at Joslin Diabetes Center in Boston, closely affiliated with Harvard Medical School.  There he was exposed to cutting edge biomedical research and a desire to further his career led him to the University of Sydney for a graduate-entry medical degree.
Dr Alam currently also works as a clinical registrar at Sunbury Medical Centre.  He enjoys running, cycling and rock climbing in between his clinical work, research and teaching.

Education/Academic qualification

Medicine, Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, University of Sydney

Public Health and Biology, Bachelor of Science, Tufts University

External positions

General Practice Registrar, Sunbury Medical Centre

4 Feb 2019 → …

Research area keywords

  • advance care planning
  • primary health care
  • general practice
  • dementia