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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.

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.

MedEd 2009 – Investing in our Medical Workforce – Final Report

The final MedEd recommendations were that governments and all stakeholders needed to recognise the pivotal importance of education, training and research to a future sustainable health system and health workforce. This final report will provide a comprehensive basis needed to sustain the high quality medical workforce of the future.

National Clinical Training Review

Medical Deans Australia and New Zealand (Medical Deans) has conducted a national review of clinical training in Australian medical schools on behalf of the Commonwealth Department of Health and Ageing (DoHA). This report is the first phase in the development of a national approach to understanding the impact of increased student numbers on clinical placements and how placements can be expanded.

National Clinical Training Review – Extension Report

The Report identified that the increase in the number of medical student places and the establishment of new medical schools has added a level of complexity in ensuring that the quality and quantity of placements available is adequate. This review has provided additional consideration as to the situation in four specialty areas – General Practice, Paediatrics, Emergency Medicine and Psychiatry.

Proceedings: MedED 2005 – Medical Education towards 2010

The conference was the first of its kind in Australia to focus attention on undergraduate medical education as an integral part of the education/training/practice continuum. These proceedings summarise the presentations and discussions from the conference, and provide the background rationale to the final recommendations.