Via a collaboration with the Australian Medical Council (AMC) Medical Deans is supporting the ongoing calibration of assessment measures to continue enhancing and ensuring the consistency of high quality education across medical schools.
Medical Deans play an active role in assisting our member medical schools with strategic planning, evidence-based decision making and quality assurance through the benchmarking of operational activities.
Working in clinical practice during the final years of their medical program provides invaluable learning opportunities for students and also benefits patients and health services.
Read recent research by Melbourne University
Building the capacity of the Indigenous medical education workforce; the teaching of Indigenous health and culturally safe and responsive care; and supporting Indigenous medical students are key priorities of Medical Deans and its LIME Network.
Led by its Medical Education Collaboration Committee (MECC) Medical Deans undertakes a range of activities to drive continuous improvement in medical school curricula, delivery and assessment, and across the spectrum of medical teaching and training.
Medical Schools Outcomes Database
Data on medical graduates’ demographics, educational history, and career intentions; showing trends over the last 5 years.
Project underway to link MSOD with AHPRA’s National Health Workforce Dataset
Students Health & Wellbeing
The psychological, social and physical wellbeing of medical students is an issue of significant concern and focus for medical schools. Work is needed to address avoidable and indefensible stressors, improving available supports, and ensuring a safe and nurturing learning and working environment.
The medical workforce we train shapes the health system we get.
We need not only highly trained, compassionate doctors, but ones qualified in the disciplines and practising in the regions we need.
Medical schools are charged with producing the kind of doctors needed by Australia and New Zealand; in the context of evolving health systems, changing patient health issues, technological advances, and shifts in societal norms and expectations.
Click here to access details and reports from Medical Deans previous projects