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Genevieve Aisbett, Medical Graduate (2021), Australian National University

“I found the MSOD survey very well designed, simple and easy to fill out. I am sure the data it collected will go on to be of great use in organizing Australia’s medical schools and medical workforces, and I am happy to have been a participant.”



Bradley Borges, Medical Graduate (2021), Deakin University

“This was one of the surveys I was given at the end of my time at medical school. However, the MSOD survey provides pivotal data that can identify needs and gaps within medical education given the shifting environment within the medical workforce in Australia. This is particularly important for individuals like myself who are placed rurally and the information collected can go a long way towards addressing the gaps that currently exist within areas of need.”



Adelaide Dennis, Medical Graduate (2021), The University of Melbourne

“The MSOD survey gave me a chance to reflect on the experiences that I had during medical school and how those experiences had shaped my aspirations for the future. It felt great to contribute to data that informs decisions about the future of medical education.”



Liam Finlay, Medical Graduate (2021), The University of Melbourne

“I found the survey was an excellent chance to reflect on the last four years, and consider how it had prepared me for life as a doctor. It provided the opportunity to contribute to the continued growth of medical education and medical workforce planning, an opportunity that I’d encourage other students not to pass up!”



Jordan Griffiths, Medical Graduate (2021), Macquarie University

“I thoroughly enjoyed completing the survey. It was a wonderful chance for me to reflect on my time in medical school, the experiences I have had, and contemplate my exciting career opportunities. I was also grateful to be able to contribute and help influence the future of medical education.”



Lorin McIntosh, Medical Graduate (2021), Monash University

“I found the MSOD survey during my final week of medical school after hearing about the survey from our Medical Dean (Prof Michelle Leech). The MSOD survey is a comprehensive survey that covers everything from demographics and medical school experiences to career intentions and practice preferences. This is a valuable tool for the medical education and medical workforce sectors to give insight into our early medical careers to help influence future health/education policy and guide future planning.”



Jake Plane, Medical Graduate (2021), Flinders University

“I think it is so useful to be able to collect data like the one collected in the MSOD, because everything in medicine is governed by good quality evidence. It just makes sense that we base our future workforce needs on good quality data. It helps ensure our workforce is staffed appropriately, which helps us better manage our workload and provide good patient care.”



Tom Skinner, Medical Graduate (2021), University of Wollongong

“The MSOD survey was a quick, yet comprehensive way to put your thoughts on paper and reflect on your opportunities, privileges and challenges in the hope to better inform medical education in the future. For a few minutes, you can generate a big return for future cohorts and help pay it forward.”



Carolina Townsend Arellano, Medical Graduate (2021), The University of Queensland

“I would encourage all medical graduates to complete the MSOD survey. It’s a comprehensive and simple way to provide invaluable feedback and information about graduating medical students. This data will contribute to the future of medical education in Australia and workforce planning.”



James van der Wolde, Medical Graduate (2021), Deakin University

“I was told about the survey through the administration at my university, they sent an email+ out at the end of last year. I think surveys like this are incredibly important for understanding the trends in the industry and to identify areas requiring attention.”



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.”