Dr Lucy Kilshaw awarded 2018 WA Clinical Educator of the Year

Photograph of Dr Lucy Kilshaw accepting her award.
November 9, 2018

Congratulations to Dr Lucy Kilshaw, Consultant Geriatrician and Director of Post Graduate Medical Education at Royal Perth Hospital (RPH), for being named the 2018 WA Clinical Educator of the Year last month.

Dr Kilshaw was nominated for her exemplary leadership and advocacy with regards to junior doctor’s welfare, and her unwavering commitment to medical education at RPH.

Known for her friendly, nurturing and approachable nature, Lucy has had a significant role in contributing to mentoring and development of Junior Medical Officers at RPH. Lucy is continually exploring new and innovative ways to improve clinical outcomes through technology.

Lucy completed her medical degree at the University of Birmingham Medical School in 1996 and has worked as a Consultant in Geriatric Medicine since 2007 at RPH. With a special interest in Continence, Ortho-geriatrics and the management of older people in the emergency department, Lucy is renowned for striving to deliver compassionate care for older Australians in both acute and subacute care.

In her role as Director Post Graduate Medical Education, which she began in 2016, Lucy and her postgraduate team have developed some amazing new programs in collaboration with our wonderful junior doctors. The team’s most recent success is the RPH Doctors Wellbeing Program, which saw the introduction of a full-time wellbeing officer for Junior Medical staff.

In 2017 Lucy was the recipient of the Royal Perth Bentley Group’s Outstanding Service Award – Medical Professional – for her commitment to the teaching and wellbeing of junior medical staff at RPH.

The Confederation of Postgraduate Medical Education Councils’ Clinical Educator of the Year award has been presented annually since 2010. The award recognises clinical educators across Australia and New Zealand who have made a significant contribution to the education and training / mentoring of junior doctors.

As a result of her recognition for WA, Lucy is now a finalist to be named the Clinical Educator of the Year for Australia and New Zealand, which will be awarded next week. Good luck Lucy – we are all cheering for you!