Oyamed was created to help you Reach your Full Potential
We aim to change the world of medical education. We break borders and increase accessibility by creating curriculum that integrates medical science and clinical disciplines to ensure an optimum student learning experience.
Dr VINU VERGHIS
At Oyamed, our mission keeps us focused and accountable, our vision drives us and our values dictate how we succeed.
To best understand HOW we are different, we invite you to learn about our story…
My name is Vinu, and I would like to welcome you to Oyamed. Like you, I am a medical graduate and have traveled the same journey that most of you have undertaken or may be considering now. Migrating to a new country and getting yourself established in a new country.
Since our inception in 2021, Oyamed has set out to enable IMGs to pass Australian Medical Council exams.
At OYAMED, we want to solve the biggest problem IMGs face in Australia: passing the Australian Medical Council (AMC) exams. We believe there is a better way to approach the exam. We train IMGs on the key skills needed to approach the Australian Medical Council (AMC) exams and the tricks to pass the AMC clinical OSCE. We aim to help you pass your AMC exams in the first go. Your success makes us at OYAMED happy.
No wasted time. No wasted money. No empty promise.
Let us help you achieve your potential.
Dr Geoff Atherton
Dr Geoff Atherton has worked in a number of different roles and situations in medicine. He has had a long involvement in teaching medicine for more than 10 years at Griffith university.
He graduated at University of Queensland and then worked as a medical resident and then medical registrar in major Brisbane teaching hospitals, before spending some time in remote rural practice in western Queensland.
Following this, he developed and owned a number of private medical practices, with hospital affiliations in the central business district of Brisbane. He did contracts for many years in remote parts of Indonesia during this time. After this time, he lived and worked in solo practice in Laos.
On returning to Australia, he worked in suburban general practice, then took up full time positions in private emergency departments in Brisbane and the Gold Coast. He was involved in the commencement of the first large trial of Telemedicine in Australia, offering emergency advise.
For the last 7 years, he has worked in private hospitals on the Gold Coast, overseeing a large number of roles in these hospitals.
He commenced teaching medical students at Griffith university in 2009 till 2019 with the arrival of Covid 19. He was also involved in teaching at Bond University for some time, in teaching and performance of OSCE examinations. Most of his teaching has been at Griffith University, when he taught communication skills, history tasking, physical examinations ,medical procedures, long case presentations and OSCE examination. He enjoys the teaching experience and is looking forward to teaching with Oyamed.
Dr Savanna Harrison
Dr Savanna Harrison is a UK trained doctor from London. She has a broad interest in general practice including woman’s health (particularly sexual health, contraceptive advice, fertility consultations, preconception counselling, obstetrics and is an authorised prescriber for medical terminations of pregnancy). She also enjoys chronic disease, minor surgery, and preventative medicine. She has a prior background in emergency medicine in Queensland’s largest emergency department. She follows an evidence-based approach to treatment and believes strongly in the continuity of patient care.
She has been an academic with Bond University on the Gold Coast for the past 4 years and has a passion for teaching and providing safe frameworks for patient care.
Dr Michael Paul Callan
Who is Oya?
Oyamed is an independent team of healthcare professionals based in Australia, providing skills development, knowledge enhancement and exam preparation for International Medical Graduates to pass Australian Medical Council part 1 and Part 2 exams.
All of our instructors are chosen for their clinical and or medical education skills and competencies.
Our Director, Vinu has a Teaching Fellowship in Higher Education (UK) from HEA. (FHEA)