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The Medical Deans report ‘Changing for Good: What We Learned in 2020’ charts the early impacts of COVID-19 on medical education in Australia and New Zealand. It explores members’ views of how we might build on some of the innovation and collaboration that occurred, to embed and further drive improvements in medical education and training.

Whilst the impact of the pandemic on medical education was immense and costly – both financially and personally for everyone involved – such a scale of disruption provided a unique opportunity for step-change. Medical Deans and medical schools want to capitalise on the resourcefulness and innovation of 2020 in the ways highlighted in this report.

To fully realise the potential on offer, we seek to work in partnership with all those involved: students, health services, prevocational training, specialist colleges, regulators, and governments.