Congratulations to Dr Cate Scarff on her ANZAHPE Associate Fellowship
Catherine (Cate) Scarff is an academic in the Department of Medical Education, University of Melbourne. She coordinates a subject in the MD, called Discovery, which provides students the opportunity to study an area of interest outside of the core content of the course. She attained Fellowship of the Australasian College of Dermatologists in 2006, and commenced further study in medical education to support her supervision of trainees in the College. She completed her PhD on the topic of failure to fail in 2020. This work focused on how and why reluctance to deliver negative assessment messages manifests in one medical specialty training area in Australia.
Her scholarly interests include a range of topics. In addition to failure to fail, she is interested in professionalism and flexibility in medical education and in particular, how flexible learning options might support and increase diversity in the medical student population. Clinically, she is interested in melanoma and sun protection and is undertaking studies in these areas currently.
"I decided to apply for the Associate Fellowship program as a way of demonstrating commitment to both the fields of health professional education and scholarship and to support those at all levels on their education journey."