The 2022 SKILLED Clinical Trial Assistant interns last month delivered their final presentations, signalling another welcome boost to Victoria’s clinical trials workforce.
A key component of the SKILLED Internship Program – supported by MTPConnect and the Victorian Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions – is a site-specific Quality Improvement Project, where interns are tasked with identifying an area of need at their placement site, then developing and implementing a sustainable solution.
Out of the ten Clinical Trial Assistant interns, three were placed regionally (Bendigo Health, Grampians Health and South West Healthcare), while the seven metropolitan-placed interns were based at Parkville Cancer Clinical Trial Unit, the Royal Children’s Hospital, Murdoch Children’s Research Institute, St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne, Epworth Healthcare, Cancer Trials Australia and Genesis Care Victoria.
The projects were all a high calibre and judged by representatives from the Victorian Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions, Bristol Myers-Squibb as well as a VCCC Alliance Consumer, with two prizes awarded for further professional development.
1st place: Rafaela Anja, St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne: Increasing efficiency in research office processes
2nd place: Gorden Luong, Bendigo Health: Streamlining the collection and dissemination of metrics data for active clinical trials across Bendigo Health
Find out more about the SKILLED Clinical Trial Internship Program or contact Chris Packer, SKILLED Program Manager.