Area of Expertise

General Practitioner

Dr Saroja Gunasakera

Clinical Assoc Prof MBBS FRACGP

Saroja Gunasekera is the Director of Medical Education for 'Coast City Country Training Ltd' in the Illawarra/Shoalhaven/Southern Highlands Region. She balances a passion for General Practice Education with clinical work in General Practice and being a mother to two school aged children.

For Birthing Sense, Saroja talks on DVD's 1 and 2, helping to make sense of your antenatal and postnatal visits (i.e. while pregnant, and after the birth of your baby). She also helps us think about some of the options available to you when considering which health care provider to choose when you become pregnant.

As a GP Registrar, Saroja completed all of her hospital and general practice training in the Illawarra region. She has the distinction of receiving the 1996 FRACGP Monte Kent-Hughes Medal for highest National Exam mark in FRACGP Examinations.

From 1997 to 1999 Saroja was a VMO for the Illawarra Area Health Service in Medical Education, and has also worked as a VMO providing Medical services to IAH Sexual Assault Unit and Community Mental Health Services.

Her additional professional interests include working as a Practice Surveyor for AGPAL Pty Ltd Quality Assurance, membership of the Illawarra Division of General Practice and she is also current President of the Illawarra Medical Women’s Society and a member of the NSW Medical Women’s Association. In 2004 she was invited to join the University Of Wollongong Graduate School Of Medicine Advisory Committee and its Curriculum Committee as well as continuing to be a member if the Illawarra Division of General Practice Public Relations and Education Committees. In 2005 Saroja was elected to the Australian National Medical Educators Network core committee and still functions in this role to the present day co-ordinating Medical Educator Forums and often Chairing these events.

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