Directors of Clinical Training

The Director of Clinical Training plays an integral part in the training of junior doctors; in addition to their usual hospital commitments they provide support, supervision and counsel to pre-vocational doctors.

The role of the DCT

A document outlining the general duties and responsibilities of a DCT can be viewed here (PDF 48KB). Due to the various settings in which pre-vocational medical education takes place, the role of the DCT will vary slightly from hospital to hospital.

How to become a Director of Clinical Training

The Director of Clinical Training is recruited and appointed by the hospital. Appointments are usually made for a three-year term with a maximum of two terms (six years) and are usually one or two sessions per week.

Qualities of a Director of Clinical Training

A Director of Clinical Training should be a practising clinician with educational interest, teaching skills, management skills, motivated and able to motivate others, good time management and conflict resolution skills.

Resources available to assist the DCT

  • Accreditation and Standards Guidelines (PDF 1.47MB): One of the key components of the role of the DCT is to facilitate the hospital and individual department’s compliance with the PMCWA Accreditation Standards. These guidelines provide the details the standards which ensure each department is accredited in terms of supervision, education and clinical experience for JMOs.
  • Australian Curriculum Framework for Junior Doctors (ACF): The ACF outlines the knowledge, skills and behaviours required of prevocational doctors and provides a framework for education and training activities.

WA Health Site Directors of Clinical Training

Please see below for a list of the WA Primary Employing Health Services and the DCTs at their associated Placement Health Services.

Medical Education Unit – fsh.meu@health.wa.gov.au

Albany Health Campus Prof Peter Kendall DCT
Broome Regional Hospital Dr David Foster DCT
Broome Regional Hospital Dr Casey Parker DCT
Fiona Stanley Hospital Dr Rory Trawber DCT (Simulation)
Fiona Stanley Hospital Dr Abu Abraham DCT (Physician Training)
Fiona Stanley Hospital Dr Sook Lee DCT
Fremantle Hospital Dr Andrew Toffoli DCT
Kalgoorlie Regional Hospital Dr Chandimal (Pushpika) Gunaratne DCT
Rockingham General Hospital Dr Stephen Grainger DCT
SJOG Murdoch Dr Helen Rhodes DCT & DPGME

Medical Education Unit – kemh.postgrad@health.wa.gov.au

Fiona Stanley Hospital Dr Rory Trawber DCT (Simulation)
Fiona Stanley Hospital Dr Abu Abraham DCT (Physician Training)
Fiona Stanley Hospital Dr Sook Lee DCT
Joondalup Health Campus Dr Lisa Zucherelli DCT
Joondalup Health Campus Dr Yuresh Naidoo DCT
Joondalup Health Campus Dr Conway Tang Co-Director of Clinical Training
King Edward Memorial Hospital Dr Yee Leung DCT
Osborne Park Hospital Dr Charles Inderjeeth DCT

Medical Education Unit – PCH.PGME@health.wa.gov.au

Kalgoorlie Regional Hospital Dr Chandimal (Pushpika) Gunaratne DCT
King Edward Memorial Hospital Dr Yee Leung DCT
Perth Children’s Hospital Dr Meredith Borland DCT
Perth Children’s Hospital Dr Divyesh Mehta Director Physician Training
SJOG Midland Dr Kalindu Muthucamarana DCT (Medical)
SJOG Midland Dr Kim Munckton DCT (ED)
SJOG Midland Dr Daniel Ng DCT (ED)
SJOG Midland Dr Tulsi Menon DCT (Surgical)

Medical Education Unit – pgme.jhc@ramsayhealth.com.au

Albany Health Campus Prof Peter Kendall DCT
Broome Regional Hospital Dr David Foster DCT
Broome Regional Hospital Dr Casey Parker DCT
Geraldton Regional Hospital Dr Venkata Kodali DCT
Hollywood Private Hospital Dr Andy Papa-Adams DCT
Joondalup Health Campus Dr Lisa Zucherelli DCT
Joondalup Health Campus Dr Yuresh Naidoo DCT
Joondalup Health Campus Dr Conway Tang Co-Director of Clinical Training
Northam Regional Hospital Dr Anna Varone DCT

Medical Education Unit – MedicalEducation.RPHPostgraduate@health.wa.gov.au

Armadale Health Service Dr Tony Robbins DCS
Bentley Health Campus Dr Richard Stewart DCT
Bunbury Hospital Dr James Travers DCT
Hedland Health Campus Dr Geoff Hunt DCT
Joondalup Health Campus Dr Lisa Zucherelli DCT
Joondalup Health Campus Dr Yuresh Naidoo DCT
Joondalup Health Campus Dr Conway Tang Co-Director of Clinical Training
Kalgoorlie Regional Hospital Dr Chandimal (Pushpika) Gunaratne DCT
Mount Hospital Dr Geoff Dobb DCT
Perth Children’s Hospital Dr Meredith Borland DCT
Perth Children’s Hospital Dr Divyesh Mehta Director Physician Training
Royal Perth Hospital Dr Stephanie Chetrit DCT
Royal Perth Hospital Dr Kevin O’Connor DCT
Royal Perth Hospital Dr Athula Karunanayaka Director Physician Training
SJOG Midland Dr Kalindu Muthucamarana DCT (Medical)
SJOG Midland Dr Kim Munckton DCT (ED)
SJOG Midland Dr Daniel Ng DCT (ED)
SJOG Midland Dr Tulsi Menon DCT (Surgical)

Medical Education Unit – SCGH.PostGradMedicalEducation@health.wa.gov.au

Geraldton Regional Hospital Dr Venkata Kodali DCT
Hedland Health Campus Dr Geoff Hunt DCT
Hollywood Private Hospital Dr Andy Papa-Adams DCT
Joondalup Health Campus Dr Lisa Zucherelli DCT
Joondalup Health Campus Dr Yuresh Naidoo DCT
Joondalup Health Campus Dr Conway Tang Co-Director of Clinical Training
Osborne Park Hospital Dr Charles Inderjeeth DCT
Perth Children’s Hospital Dr Meredith Borland DCT
Perth Children’s Hospital Dr Divyesh Mehta Director Physician Training
Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital Dr Tom Gliddon DCT
SJOG Subiaco Dr Eli Gabbay DCT

Medical Education Unit – MI.PGME@sjog.org.au 

SJOG Midland Dr Kalindu Muthucamarana DCT (Medical)
SJOG Midland Dr Kim Munckton DCT (ED)
SJOG Midland Dr Daniel Ng DCT (ED)
SJOG Midland Dr Tulsi Menon DCT (Surgical)
SJOG Mt Lawley Dr George Eskander DCT
SJOG Murdoch Dr Helen Rhodes DCT
SJOG Subiaco Dr Eli Gabbay DCT

Medical Education Unit – meu@health.wa.gov.au

Albany Health Campus Prof Peter Kendall DCT
Broome Regional Hospital Dr David Foster DCT
Broome Regional Hospital Dr Casey Parker DCT
Bunbury Hospital Dr James Travers DCT
Geraldton Regional Hospital Dr Venkata Kodali DCT
Kalgoorlie Regional Hospital Dr Chandimal (Pushpika) Gunaratne DCT