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Zoe Laing-Aiken, Medical Graduate (2017), 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.”