This report provides the summary of the issues and recommendations discussed at the MedEd 2009.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This report documents existing Indigenous health curriculum content in Australian medical schools, and also discusses the key contextual issues and implications in delivering quality Indigenous health content.
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.
These Guidelines provides direction to medical schools in the development, implementation and review of infectious diseases policies and programs.