“Once you stop learning, you start dying.”
– Albert Einstein
Learning is a lifelong commitment and for all of us in Medicine, we have been there, done that and our profession seems to demand that we keep going. Life is a Classroom, and as doctors, it could mean a lot of different things, as there are so many aspects of Life that we get to see in our occupation. At Classroom4doctors, our goal is to encourage our colleagues to Live with Integrity, Learn to Educate ourselves and those around us, and to become respected Leaders in our Communities.
Classroom4doctors was founded by a group of volunteer specialists and GP’s. The idea came about in 2015 when we became heavily involved in educational events for doctors. We were presenting at conferences, running workshops and holding seminars at various events, with topics ranging from skin cancer surgery, pain management, trauma courses, as well as non-clinical topics such as discussion of medicolegal cases, how to set up private practice, running your own business and much more. Initially, classroom4doctors was an informal blog site we maintained for local GP’s, and various trainees groups to find out about all the local educational events for a variety of organisations. Over the last 3 years, it has evolved into a website for GP’s, Specialists, and trainees from all different faculties of medicine, Australia-wide, to explore interesting educational events in a vast variety of topics, not just those we are involved in, but also those provided by other reputable educational providers.
One of the things we strongly advocate is finding your interest in Life outside Medicine, thus since the very beginning, classroom4doctors has always featured a section of ‘Life Beyond Medicine’ classes. These are lessons and classes that you can explore to develop new skills, reignite an old love-affair with an interest from your younger years, or find your purpose in a novel hobby. Maybe it is time for you to try your hand at something that you have always wanted to learn.
Initiated in Queensland with local events, classroom4doctors is slowly becoming national with input from doctors in different states who are heavily involved in educational activities, both in and outside the world of Medicine.
Classroom4doctors is now a community fostered by doctors for doctors. It relies heavily on information provided to us about what’s out there, your feedback and rating on the classes & courses, and your ongoing interest in the events we publish. So, don’t be a stranger, let us know if you think there is a course or class that may interest other doctors. Give us honest, constructive and respectful feedback on anything that you have attended, and don’t forget to tell your colleagues about us. Follow us on Facebook to get regular updates on upcoming events.
Well, enough said, we hope to see you in Class!