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Doctor George Drewett

TB Specialist – Care and Treatment

Background

George is currently working in the Western Province, Papua New Guinea as a TB Specialist – Care and Treatment. He has a background in infectious diseases and public health, working within both the Australian public hospital system, and at the Victorian Department of Health. George has clinical and research interests in global health, medical ethics, tuberculosis, and COVID-19.

Appointments

  • 2021 – current European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases
  • 2021 – current Australasian Society for Infectious Diseases
  • 2021 – current Australian Bat Health Focus Group
  • 2016 – current Royal Australasian College of Physicians

Positions

  • 2021: Infectious Diseases Registrar – Austin Health
  • 2021: Public Health Registrar, Victorian Department of Health
  • 2020: COVID Clinical and Research Fellow, Austin Health
  • 2020: Teaching Associate/Tutor, Master of Public Health – Monash University
  • 2020: ICU registrar, Epworth Hospital Geelong
  • 2018-2019: Medical Registrar, Basic Physician Trainee, Royal Melbourne Hospital
  • 2016-2017: Resident Medical Officer, Royal Darwin Hospital
  • 2015: Intern, Royal Melbourne Hospital

Qualifications

  • 2020-ongoing Master of Health and Medical Law, University of Melbourne
  • 2020-ongoing Graduate Certificate in Healthcare in Remote and Extreme Environments, University of Tasmania
  • 2016-2019 Basic Physicians Training (BPT), Royal Australasian College of Physicians
  • 2017 Diploma of Royal Australian New Zealand College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists (DRANZCOG), Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists
  • 2016 – 2017 Graduate Certificate in Yolngu Studies, Charles Darwin University, Darwin NT
  • 2014 – 2016, Master of Public Health and Tropical Medicine (MPHTM), James Cook University, Townsville QLD
  • 2009 – 2014 Bachelor of Medicine / Bachelor of Surgery (With Honours) (MBBS), Monash University, Clayton VIC
  • 2012 Honours Degree of Bachelor of Medical Science (With Honours) (BMedSc), Monash University, Clayton VIC
  • Clinical and Laboratory Research undertaken at the Department of Psychiatry, Charité Universitätsmedizin, Berlin, Germany
  • 2009 – 2014 Diploma of Languages, German (DipLang), Monash University, Clayton VIC

Awards

  • Infection Control & Antimicrobial Stewardship Award, Australasian Society Infectious Diseases 2021
  • Finalist, Young Investigator Award, Austin Medical Research Foundation 2021
  • COSA Travel Grant, Clinical Oncological Society of Australia 2017
  • Australasian Faculty of Occupational and Environmental Medicine Essay Prize, RACP 2014
  • John Flynn Placement Program Scholarship – Northern Territory ACRRM 2009 – 2013
  • Finalist, Early Career Investigator Award. Monash Research Week, MMC 2013
  • Deans Letter for Academic Excellence in MBBS. Monash University, Clayton 2011, 2013
  • Winner: Best Presentation in Psychiatry/Psychology. European Students Conference, Berlin 2012
  • The Monash Prize. Monash University, Clayton 2006

Projects (1)

Current (1)

  • RID-TB: Reducing the Impact of Drug-Resistant TB in Western Province, PNG

Publications (16)

2022 (4)

2021 (10)

2018 (1)

2016 (1)