Associate Professor Michelle D. Lazarus serves as the Director of the Monash Centre for Human Anatomy Education (CHAE) and the Curriculum Integration Network lead within the Monash Centre Scholarship in Health Education (MCSHE). In addition to her faculty work, Michelle fosters educational excellence across Monash through her role as a Monash Education Academy Fellow and is an award-winning educator having won the prestigious Australian University Teaching Excellence Award. A/Prof Lazarus is passionate about evidence-based education and she engages rigorous education research practice, leading a team to challenge the primacy of medical science content over clinical practice opportunities in healthcare education delivery. Her work focuses on integration of psychosocial skills (medical ethics, professionalism, uncertainty tolerance and clinical skills) within core coursework. Her innovative, evidence-based curricular adaptations are globally adapted, adopted and implemented because of their efficacy in balancing science discipline content with clinical skill development. She passionately advocates for evidence-based educational initiatives, and the unification of discipline content with clinical context locally, nationally, and internationally.
In this episode, Michelle mentioned the book m//otherland by Asiel Adán Sánchez. Learn more about this book here: https://www.revarena.com/m-otherland
You can also learn more about the Uncertainty Tolerance resource Michelle addressed in this week’s episode here: https://www.monash.edu/learning-teaching/teachhq/be-inspired/teaching-practice-examples/balancing-knowledge-with-uncertainty
Learn more about Michelle’s research at the Monash Biomedicine Discovery Institute here: https://www.monash.edu/discovery-institute/lazarus-research-group/home