Longstanding medical consultant, Dr Ian Scott, is celebrating a significant milestone having been promoted to Professor of Medicine by the University of Queensland earlier this year. He is the first accredited general physician to receive this title in the history of Princess Alexandra Hospital (PAH).
As the Director of Internal Medicine and Clinical Epidemiology at PAH since 1996, Professor Scott’s contribution to the field has not gone unnoticed.
‘I was promoted to Professor of Medicine in January this year based on submission of a detailed curriculum vitae and subsequent interview with a professorial promotions board.
‘I am very honoured to be awarded this title and it is my hope this may give a national and even international profile to research and teaching in clinical reasoning, evidence-based medicine and health services improvement being undertaken at UQ and within Metro South Hospital and Health Service,” he said.
Professor Scott has played a vital role within the PA Southside Clinical School (PASCU) since 2009, taking on an extended role within the school at the beginning of 2019. His other current roles include being chair of the Statewide General Medicine Clinical Network and inaugural chair of the Australian Deprescribing Network. He is also a past president of the Internal Medicine Society of Australia and New Zealand.
‘I would like to see UQ/PASCU and MSH become collaborative leaders in the advancement of clinical practice and be at the forefront of enabling clinicians to further improve care through greater understanding of the benefits and harms, and appropriate use, of new clinical technologies.’ he said.
Under his new title, Professor Scott will be helping to redesign the 2025 medical course offered by UQ and developing curricular and teaching resources at graduate and postgraduate level in clinical reasoning, knowledge synthesis and translation, and quality and safety improvement.
‘I am fortunate to have a number of collaborations with investigators in other states and overseas and am involved in several investigator grants involving different disciplines.
‘I look forward to using this new appointment to continue to contribute to the education and training of the next generation of medical professionals in our state and elsewhere,’ he said.