GREAT TEACHER: Dr Paul Spillane holding his award for his successful medical training program.
GREAT TEACHER: Dr Paul Spillane holding his award for his successful medical training program. Contributed

Coffs doctor awarded for training efforts

COFFS Harbour Health Campus emergency department senior staff specialist Dr Paul Spillane has been named Teacher of the Year by the Australian Medical Association.

The award, presented by the AMA and Australian Salaried Medical Officers Federation, recognises achievements of doctors-in-training and supervisors across all medical specialities.

Dr Spillane was recognised for his dedication to delivering effective academic and hands-on training to the next generation of medical officers at CHHC's emergency department.

His colleagues at the CHHC described DrSpillane as a natural educator, enthusiastic, easygoing and very approachable.

In the past 18 months, all 10 doctors who trained at the hospital for the Australasian College for Emergency Medicine passed an outstanding result for the hospital.

CHHC director of emergency medicine DrTan Tankel said the award highlighted the high regard Dr Spillane was held by his colleagues and staff he had trained.

The training program is run by Dr Spillane and supported by Dr Jon Dryburgh and Dr Andrew Na.



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