OUM names new Associate Dean for Australia: Dr. Enasio Morris

Enasio Morris, MBBS, Dip Paeds, MPH, MFM, MHM, FACEM, an experienced physician with contacts throughout the South Pacific, has been appointed OUM’s new Associate Dean for Australia. With his appointment effective 1 March 2020, Dr. Morris will continue as a Senior Emergency Medicine Consultant at Central Queensland Hospital & Health Service, where he supervises interns, medical students, and ACEM trainees.

In this capacity with OUM, Dr. Morris will assist in the recruitment, orientation, evaluation, and management of faculty, staff members, and consultants in teaching the curriculum, advising students, and administering OUM’s program in Australia. He will contribute to the creation of examination material, such as OSCE construction and multiple-choice question writing, in addition to contributing AMC-type questions used to prepare students for their AMC examinations. Dr. Morris will also supervise Clinical Student Advisors and/or Physician Mentors, tracking student progress and proposing improvements, as well as evaluating clinical log books.

“I look forward to working with OUM’s mature, non-traditional students in pursuing, for many, a lifelong dream to become physicians. I intend to work closely with colleagues throughout Australia’s medical community to see our students successfully through to graduation,” Dr. Morris says.

Dr. Morris earned his medical degree at the University of the South Pacific in Fiji. In subsequent years, he earned Diplomas in Community Emergency Medicine (University of Auckland, New Zealand) and Pediatrics from the University of New South Wales where he also earned a Master’s degree in Health Management. In addition, Dr. Morris earned a Master’s degree in Family Medicine from Monash University and a Master’s degree in Public Health from the University of Sydney.

“Dr. Morris’ experience spans throughout the South Pacific,” says Viali Lameko, MBBS, MPH, OUM’s Vice Chancellor. “Having held both clinical and consultancy positions in Fiji, Nauru, Tonga, Australia, New Zealand, and even Samoa, he brings a depth of experience and perspective that will be invaluable to our students.”

As Director of the AMC Workplace Based Assessment for the Goldfield Area Health Service in Western Australia, Dr. Morris was an Examiner for rural medical students and Clinical Supervisor for students completing their Emergency Medicine rotations. He has assisted several hospitals in obtaining advance training status from the Australian Council of Emergency Medicine (ACEM) – Kalgooglie Hospital, Sutherland Hospital, and Rockhampton Hospital. He also held Registrar, Senior Medical Officer, and Consultant positions, largely in Emergency Medicine at numerous Australian hospitals in Canberra, Sydney. and Western Australia.