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Dr Sean Atkinson is the clinical skills coordinator for the graduate-entry Year A MD program at Monash Rural Heath in Churchill.  Dr Atkinson and his team aim to ensure students leave into the clinical years with a well-rounded and strong foundation in teamwork, communication skills/empathy training, history-taking, systems-based examination skills, and essential procedural skills.     

In addition to his teaching role, Dr Atkinson serves on numerous committees within the medical course to assist in the development of the MD program.  He is an active researcher in mental health and is committed to student support during this time in Churchill.  He is a student support advocate and works to help reduce the difficulties faced by high achieving students in a high pressure environment such as medical school.

Dr Atkinson obtained both a Bachelor of Science (BSc) and a Bachelor of Medicine/Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) from Monash University.  He holds a Fellowship from the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners and cotninues to work as a General Practitioner within Gippsland.

In 2020 Dr Atkinson received the Deputy Dean's Aware for Teaching Excellence.  

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

External positions

General Practitioner, Trafalgar Medical

Research area keywords

  • Mental health
  • Student experience
  • Clinical skills in medical education