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From time-to-time Medical Deans publishes reports and statements to assist medical schools with matters which are common to all programs and where a consistent perspective is appropriate. These provide a framework for each medical school to tailor to their own context, and to share more widely with students and stakeholders the consolidated views and positions of our member schools.

Stage 3 Competencies Project – Final Report

This report examined the assessment of clinical competencies to develop the National Assessment Blueprint for Clinical Competencies for the medical graduate, and provides a comprehensive account of the project‘s methodology, results and final versions of the clinical assessment blueprints.




Harmonisation of Clinical Assessment Tools – Final Report

The aim of this project was to develop, pilot and evaluate a harmonised assessment tool, at a site where multiple medical schools share the same clinical training environment and clinician assessors. This Final Report provides a comprehensive account of the project’s achievements.


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.



Stage 2 Competencies Project – Final Report

The aim of this project was to identify diagnostic and procedural skills for medical graduates, including mapping to the skills and procedures components of the Australian Curriculum Framework for Junior Doctors and; to refine components of the Competencies Framework to improve its functional use. The Final Report provides a comprehensive account of the project‘s achievements.



Medical Deans – AIDA National Medical Education Review – Final Report

The specific objectives of the Review were to document the implementation of the Curriculum Framework and assess the effectiveness of its implementation, to identify examples of best practice in the implementation of the Curriculum Framework, to identify issues impacting on effective implementation of the Curriculum Framework, to document the development of pathways into medicine and retention strategies for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students. The Final Report provides a comprehensive account of this Review‘s recommendations, methodology and findings.



Stage 1 Competencies Project – Final Report

The objectives of the project were to: a) identify the competencies associated with each of the attributes in knowledge, skills and attitudes/behaviours specified by the AMC for competent medical graduates that depend on clinical placements. b) Use the AMC Accreditation Standards and Processes for medical graduates (including International Medical Graduates), the Australian Curriculum Framework for Junior Doctors (ACFJD) as the basis of the development of a document that maps competencies to AMC prescribed attributes which enables graduates to practice at the beginning of the PGY1 Year. This report provides a comprehensive account of the manner in which the project has undertaken, its achievements and outlines the potential future use of the Framework.