A 'stepped-care approach' is taken to the provision of academic guidance in the Medicine Program.

In addition to your Course Coordinators and other teachers, students in the medical program can access specialised academic advice.

The Academic Guidance Leads provide proactive and reactive specialised academic advice and support to medical students, and refer to other services as required. This includes:

  • Identifying students at risk of not progressing and supporting with academic advice, or referral to other services
  • Recognising and supporting high achieving students
  • Maintaining regular communications regarding academic support options
  • Assisting in arranging Student Access Plans and adjustments
  • Meeting with students prior to returning to studies after an interruption of studies
  • Providing guidance to UQ staff and medical students on strategies and actions to optimise students’ learning experience
  • Providing targeted support for medical students who need to repeat a course or who are returning from an interruption of studies
  • Providing support to facilitate implementation of reasonable adjustments for students with a Student Access Plan.

Angela BrandenburgAngela Brandenburg
Academic Guidance Lead (Years 1 and 2)
E: med.academicguidance@uq.edu.au
T: +61 7 3346 5251



Academic Guidance Lead (Years 3 and 4)
E: med.academicguidance@uq.edu.au
Please note: This support is available for domestic and onshore international medical students in Years 3 and 4.  UQ-Ochsner medical students in Years 3 and 4 are encouraged to contact their Ochnser Medical Society Head for academic advice and support.


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