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Lauren Kangisser, Medical Graduate (2020), The University of Melbourne

“The MSOD survey was a comprehensive questionnaire about medical students’ experiences during university, including background, placements and future career preferences. As a graduating medical student, I found it worthwhile to help contribute to the ongoing delivery of medical education and assist with future workforce planning. I’d encourage all graduates to complete the survey when they have the opportunity to do so.”


Micah Kokada, Medical Graduate (2019), The University of Sydney 

“The MSOD survey was comprehensive but straightforward, enquiring about our background, medical school experience and future career preferences. It was worth while contributing to a database that is used to guide medical education and health workforce planning.”


Sheree Deng, Medical Graduate (2018),  Monash University

“The MSOD survey was a valuable way for me to provide my contribution on a National level with regards to my experiences with various specialties, exposure to rural and metropolitan medicine, and how these have impacted my future career aspirations. Being the only survey that collects such data on a National level, it is vital that we share our experiences and exposure to assist in the Governments’ ability to plan and support the ever changing medical landscape, as well as assist in directing where changes should be made in medical education, and reward and acknowledge when education is done efficiently and effectively. 


Zoe Laing-Aiken, Medical Graduate (2017), The University of Sydney

“The MSOD survey 2017 was a user friendly and direct means of gathering accurate

information from graduating medical students about their backgrounds, medical education and career intentions. In an evolving medical environment this data is essential for the government, colleges and universities to

accurately plan for and meet the requirements of the future medical workforce.“


 Elise Buisson, President (2016), AMSA

“I encourage all medical students and graduates to participate in the surveys administered by the MSOD Project. The data collected through these surveys provides an invaluable evidence base both for forward planning, and for evaluation of past decisions and initiatives. The data collected will give particular insight into the medical workforce, particularly in the areas of internship and the early training years, as well as strategies to increase participation in Australia’s rural workforce.”


David Khoo, Senior Medical Liaison Officer, NRHSN

“The MSOD project brings together valuable datasets that can help when looking at medical students’ interest and involvement in rural health throughout their studies and training. The National Rural Health Student’s Network (NRHSN) believes this project aids in guiding the priorities of organisations and initiatives such as ours in helping to support health students throughout a rural health career pathway and addressing workforce need.”


Professor Brendan Crotty (2015), Pro-Vice Chancellor, Deakin University Medical School

“The survey is the cornerstone of the Medical Students Outcomes Database (MSOD) project and high completion rates have been critical for its use in medical workforce planning. MSOD has high visibility in health departments and among health ministers.  It is the most important project Medical Deans has undertaken in the last decade and is one of the main reasons for our high level of credibility in discussions about medical workforce planning.”