Profile: Michael Tam
Hospital Specialist & Senior Lecturer
Michael Tam is a Staff Specialist in General Practice at the General Practice Unit in Fairfield Hospital, located in South Western Sydney. He is a Conjoint Senior Lecturer in the School of Public Health and Community Medicine at the University of New South Wales (UNSW) Australia.
Michael provides general practice services to the diverse community of South Western Sydney. The GP Unit aims to facilitate and improve the integration of care between the general practice and hospital sectors. One of Michael's major roles is in medical education and training - from first year medical students learning basic clinical skills, to supervising clinical and academic general practice trainees. Michael is passionate about evidence-based medicine; especially in how it can be pragmatically implemented in general practice settings.
Michael's clinical interest is in the whole-person care of people suffering from comorbid substance use and mental health disorders. His research interests are in the belief and attitudes that patients and GPs have towards alcohol discussion in the consultation room, and in e-learning in medical education.
NoteStreams By Michael Tam
You’ve heard them before—“beer before liquor, never been sicker; liquor before beer, you’re in the clear” and “never mix the grape and the grain”. But do they actually work? This myth is about to get wasted.