Dr Arvin Kumar Damodaran
Director

Dr Arvin Kumar Damodaran

medicine-health
POW Clinical School Operating

Dr Arvin Damodaran is engaged in clinical rheumatology, teaching medical students and medical education research. Dr Damodaran graduated from UNSW Medicine in 1996, before completing Rheumatology specialist training in 2004. He completed a Masters of Medical Education with University of Sydney in 2006, and has received multiple awards for undergraduate clinical teaching including UNSW Medicine 'Teacher of the Year' in 2018.

Dr Damodaran’s principle appointment is as a clinical academic at Prince of Wales Clinical School, UNSW, where he has been the Director of the Clinical Teaching Unit since 2012. He is the Convenor of Phase 3 for UNSW Medicine. He provides clinical service as a rheumatology specialist at Prince of Wales Hospital, Randwick and in private practice.

From 2005 to 2011 Dr Damodaran was a rheumatology staff specialist and Network Director of Physician Training at Liverpool Hospital, before moving to Prince of Wales Clinical School in 2012 to become more involved in undergraduate medical education. He remains active in physician education, and continues to participate in Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP) educational endeavours such as the National Examining Panel (NEP).

His areas of research interest include medical education, particularly the transition from medical student to doctor, workplace based learning and assessment, interprofessional education, and also in clinical research in musculoskeletal medicine.

Phone
02 9382 2645
Location
Prince of Wales Clinical School, Randwick

Publications

  • Journal articles | 2021
    Dr Arvin Kumar Damodaran
    Schumacher DJ; Cate OT; Damodaran A; Richardson D; Hamstra SJ; Ross S; Hodgson J; Touchie C; Molgaard L; Gofton W; Carraccio C, 2021, 'Clarifying essential terminology in entrustment', Medical Teacher, pp. 1 - 8, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/0142159X.2021.1924365
    Journal articles | 2021
    Dr Arvin Kumar Damodaran
    Damodaran AK; Jones P; Shulruf B, 2021, 'Trust and risk pitfalls in medical education: A qualitative study of clinical teachers', MEDICAL TEACHER, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/0142159X.2021.1944613
    Journal articles | 2021
    Dr Arvin Kumar Damodaran
    Ten Cate O; Carraccio C; Damodaran A; Gofton W; Hamstra SJ; Hart DE; Richardson D; Ross S; Schultz K; Warm EJ; Whelan AJ; Schumacher DJ, 2021, 'Entrustment Decision Making: Extending Miller's Pyramid', Academic Medicine, vol. 96, pp. 199 - 204, http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/ACM.0000000000003800
    Journal articles | 2021
    Dr Arvin Kumar Damodaran
    Schumacher DJ; Caretta-Weyer H; Busari J; Carraccio C; Damodaran A; Gruppen LD; Hall AK; Kinnear B; Warm E; Ten Cate O, 2021, 'Competency-based time-variable training internationally: Ensuring practical next steps in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic', Medical Teacher, pp. 1 - 13, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/0142159X.2021.1925098
    Journal articles | 2021
    Dr Arvin Kumar Damodaran
    Jiang I; Major G; Singh-Grewal D; Teng C; Kelly A; Niddrie F; Chaitow J; O'Neill S; Hassett G; Damodaran A; Bernays S; Manera K; Tong A; Tunnicliffe DJ, 2021, 'Patient and parent perspectives on transition from paediatric to adult healthcare in rheumatic diseases: an interview study.', BMJ Open, vol. 11, pp. e039670, http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2020-039670
    Journal articles | 2020
    Dr Arvin Kumar Damodaran
    Watson EGS; Steketee C; Mansfield KJ; Moore M; Dalziel B; Damodaran A; Walker B; Duvivierz R; Hu W, 2020, 'Curriculum mapping for health professions education: A typology', FOCUS ON HEALTH PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION-A MULTIDISCIPLINARY JOURNAL, vol. 21, pp. 91 - 113, http://dx.doi.org/10.11157/fohpe.v21i1.364
    Journal articles | 2018
    Dr Arvin Kumar Damodaran
    El-Haddad C; Damodaran A; Patrick Mcneil H; Hu W, 2018, 'The experience of patients admitted to hospital with acute low back pain: A qualitative study', International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases, vol. 21, pp. 796 - 803, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1756-185X.12870
    Journal articles | 2018
    Dr Arvin Kumar Damodaran
    Damodaran A, 2018, 'Time to say goodbye to learner-centredness?', Medical Education, vol. 52, pp. 7 - 9, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/medu.13486
    Journal articles | 2018
    Dr Arvin Kumar Damodaran
    El-Haddad C; Damodaran A; Patrick McNeil H; Hu W, 2018, 'The experience of patients admitted to hospital with acute low back pain: a qualitative study', INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF RHEUMATIC DISEASES, vol. 21, pp. 796 - 803, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1756-185X.12870
    Journal articles | 2018
    Dr Arvin Kumar Damodaran
    Shulruf B; Coombes L; Damodaran A; Freeman A; Jones P; Lieberman S; Poole P; Rhee J; Wilkinson T; Harris P, 2018, 'Cut-scores revisited: Feasibility of a new method for group standard setting', BMC Medical Education, vol. 18, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12909-018-1238-7
    Journal articles | 2018
    Dr Arvin Kumar Damodaran
    Shulruf B; Damodaran A; Jones P; Kennedy S; Mangos G; O'Sullivan AJ; Rhee J; Taylor S; Velan G; Harris P, 2018, 'Enhancing the defensibility of examiners' marks in high stake OSCEs', BMC medical education, vol. 18, pp. 10, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12909-017-1112-z
    Journal articles | 2018
    Dr Arvin Kumar Damodaran
    Shulruf B; Adelstein BA; Damodaran A; Harris P; Kennedy S; O'Sullivan A; Taylor S, 2018, 'Borderline grades in high stakes clinical examinations: Resolving examiner uncertainty', BMC Medical Education, vol. 18, pp. 272, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12909-018-1382-0
    Journal articles | 2017
    Dr Arvin Kumar Damodaran
    El-Haddad C; Damodaran A; McNeil HP; Hu W, 2017, 'A Patient-Centered Approach to Developing Entrustable Professional Activities', Academic Medicine, vol. 92, pp. 800 - 808, http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/ACM.0000000000001616
    Journal articles | 2017
    Dr Arvin Kumar Damodaran
    Armellin L; Sammel AM; Ng B; Sarathy K; Lambros J; Amir-Nezami T; Thomas SD; Highton J; Damodaran A, 2017, 'Coronary artery stenting in acute coronary syndrome associated with giant cell arteritis', Journal of Cardiology Cases, vol. 16, pp. 77 - 81, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jccase.2017.05.008
    Journal articles | 2017
    Dr Arvin Kumar Damodaran
    Damodaran A; Shulruf B; Jones P, 2017, 'Trust and risk: a model for medical education', Medical Education, vol. 51, pp. 892 - 902, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/medu.13339
    Journal articles | 2017
    Dr Arvin Kumar Damodaran
    Damodaran A; Shulruf B; Jones P, 2017, '‘Trust’ versus ‘competency’ in the workplace', Medical Education, vol. 51, pp. 338, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/medu.13203
    Journal articles | 2016
    Dr Arvin Kumar Damodaran
    El-Haddad C; Damodaran A; McNeil HP; Hu W, 2016, 'The ABCs of EPAs - an overview of 'Entrustable Professional Activities' in medical education.', Intern Med J, vol. 46, pp. 1006 - 1010, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/imj.12914
    Journal articles | 2015
    Dr Arvin Kumar Damodaran
    Sammel AM; Drew TL; Low JP; Damodaran AK, 2015, 'Giant cell (temporal) arteritis : What GPS need to know', Medicine Today, vol. 16, pp. 57 - 62
    Journal articles | 2015
    Dr Arvin Kumar Damodaran
    Damodaran AK, 2015, 'Chikungunya: A cause of persistent arthritis in Australia', Medicine Today: the peer reviewed journal of clinical practice, vol. 16, pp. 56 - 58, http://www.medicinetoday.com.au/2015/january/article/chikungunya-cause-persistent-arthritis-australia#.VSNJEvDXtqx
    Journal articles | 2005
    Dr Arvin Kumar Damodaran
    Smith R; Damodaran AK; Swaminathan S; Campbell R; Barnsley L, 2005, 'Hypermobility and sports injuries in junior netball players', British Journal of Sports Medicine, vol. 39, pp. 628 - 631, http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bjsm.2004.015271
    Journal articles | 2005
    Dr Arvin Kumar Damodaran
    Damodaran AK; Barnsley L, 2005, 'A guide to joint and tissue corticosteroid injection. Part 2: sites other than the knees', Medicine Today, vol. 6, pp. 90-92 - 94-97
    Journal articles | 2005
    Dr Arvin Kumar Damodaran
    Damodaran AK; Barnsley L, 2005, 'A guide to joint and soft tissue corticosteroid injection. Part 1: general principles and the knee', Medicine Today, vol. 6, pp. 62 - 64
  • Conference Presentations | 2019
    Dr Arvin Kumar Damodaran
    Damodaran A, 2019, 'Work Readiness Amongst Medical Graduates: are we assessing and preparing them well?', presented at Monash Malaysia Medical Education Conference, 2019, Monash University, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 25 January 2019 - 26 January 2019, https://www.monash.edu.my/jcsmhs/events/mmmec2019
    Conference Presentations | 2018
    Dr Arvin Kumar Damodaran
    Damodaran A; Jones P; Shulruf B, 2018, 'Risk and vulnerability in clinical teaching: a qualitative study', presented at AMEE 2018, Congress Center Basel, Switzerland, 25 August 2018 - 28 August 2018, https://amee.org/conferences/amee-past-conferences/amee-2018
    Conference Abstracts | 2016
    Dr Arvin Kumar Damodaran
    Sukhdeo A; Joshua F; Damodaran AK; shulruf , 2016, 'A study on medical students learning ultrasound in rheumatoid arthritis (ASMSLURA)', in Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases, BMJ Publishing Group, London, Vol. 75, pp. 113 - 113, presented at EULAR 2016 London - Annual European Congress of Rheumatology, London, 08 June 2016 - 11 August 2016, http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/annrheumdis-2016-eular.6194
    Conference Presentations | 2016
    Dr Arvin Kumar Damodaran
    Damodaran AK; Rimington J; Sivabalan P, 2016, 'The Randwick Interprofessional Educators (RIPE) ward simulation: delayed evaluation of an interprofessional education activity.', presented at ANZAHPE - OTTAWA 2016 Joint Conference, Perth Convention Centre, Perth, WA, 19 March 2016 - 23 March 2016
    Conference Papers | 2015
    Dr Arvin Kumar Damodaran
    Damodaran AK; Thomas D; Stokes ML; Gustavs J, 2015, 'How Do We Ensure That Competency-based Curricula Build Systems In Which Trainees, Their Supervisors, Patients And The Broader Community Can Trust?', in How Do We Ensure That Competency-based Curricula Build Systems In Which Trainees, Their Supervisors, Patients And The Broader Community Can Trust?, Australian & New Zealand Association for Health Professional Educators (ANZAHPE) Annual Conference, Newcastle, presented at Australian & New Zealand Association for Health Professional Educators (ANZAHPE) Annual Conference, Newcastle, 29 March 2015 - 31 March 2015, http://anzahpeamea2015.com.au/abstracts/pdf/abstract_3361.pdf
    Conference Abstracts | 2015
    Dr Arvin Kumar Damodaran
    Sukhdeo A; Joshua F; Damodaran A; Shulruf B, 2015, 'A STUDY ON MEDICAL STUDENTS LEARNING ULTRASOUND IN RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS (ASMSLURA)', in INTERNAL MEDICINE JOURNAL, WILEY-BLACKWELL, Vol. 45, pp. 23 - 23, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000354320700074&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
    Conference Papers | 2013
    Dr Arvin Kumar Damodaran
    Stokes M; Thomas D; Damodaran AK; Gustavs J, 2013, 'Designing curriculum standards for Basic Physician Training that build on the prevocational years.', in 18th National Prevocational Medical Education Forum Scientific Committee (ed.), 18th National Prevocational Medical Education Forum conference proceedings (website), Prevocational Medical Education Forum, Adelaide, presented at Prevocational Medical Education Forum, Adelaide, 03 November 2013 - 06 November 2013
    Conference Papers | 2013
    Dr Arvin Kumar Damodaran
    Damodaran , AK ; Rimington J; Long E, 2013, 'The Randwick Interprofessional Educators (RIPE) simulation for interprofessional team based care: evidence and sustainability.', in 18th National Prevocational Medical Education Forum proceedings (website), Prevocational Medical Education Forum, Adelaide, presented at Prevocational Medical Education Forum, Adelaide, 03 November 2013 - 06 November 2013, http://www.prevocationalforum2013.com.au/
    Conference Papers | 2007
    Dr Arvin Kumar Damodaran
    Damodaran AK, 2007, 'A pilot study of in-training assessment in rheumatology advanced training.', in Internal Medicine Journal 2007; 37 (Suppl. 2): A27–A62, Annual Scientific Meeting of the Australian Rheumatology Association and the Rheumatology Health Professionals Association, Sydney, presented at Annual Scientific Meeting of the Australian Rheumatology Association and the Rheumatology Health Professionals Association, Sydney, 26 May 2007 - 30 May 2007

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