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From time-to-time Medical Deans publishes guidelines to assist medical schools with matters which are common to all programs and where a consistent perspective is appropriate. These guidelines provide a framework for each medical school to tailor the principles to their own context.


Selection Policy Statement

While scholastic performance is highly important, this alone is not enough to ensure we are graduating health professionals who reflect and are responsive to the diversity within the communities they serve; in particular across three key dimensions: 1) ethnicity; 2) socioeconomic status; 3) geography / rurality of origin.



Medical Deans Indigenous Student Data Principles and Protocols

Due to the smaller numbers, it is possible for unintended consequences to result from the analysis of data which is focussed on Indigenous populations. In light of this Medical Deans supports the following principles, guidelines and protocols regarding the specific access and research on all its Indigenous medical student data, including MSOD data.


CDAMS Indigenous Health Curriculum Framework

This curriculum framework provides medical schools with a set of guidelines for the development and delivery of Indigenous health content in core medical education. It articulates the basic components of a functional curriculum to ensure medical students receive the right information and skills development to enable them to become the best doctors we can produce for the improvement of Indigenous health outcomes.