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Medical Deans produces a range of reports based on its projects and on matters of significance to medical education and medical students.

Student Statistics and MSOD National Data Reports

Student Statistics reports – The annual Student Statistics reports provide snapshot and trend information about commencement, enrolment and graduate medical student data across Australia and New Zealand.

MSOD National Data reports – The annual MSOD National Data reports details the data that Medical Deans gathers as a result of the annual Medical Students Workforce Survey (MSWS).The survey captures the details (demographics, career intentions, medical school experiences and practise preferences) of graduating medical students from all current medical schools across Australia.


CPMC Forum Report – Growing our own: A Regional Training Transformation Forum

This report from a forum held on Thursday 31st August convened jointly between the Council of Presidents of Medical Colleges and the Medical Deans of Australia and New Zealand with representation from the Australian Department of Health. The purpose of the forum was to build on work that has already been done, identify champions for change and establish a joint working group that can take forward the development of training programs and workforce models that address regional and rural workforce shortages.


National Intern Work Readiness Forum – Summary of Proceedings

A National Intern Work Readiness Forum was convened to further consider the Review of Medical Intern Training Report’s recommendation relating to intern work readiness in September 2016. The Workshop was jointly sponsored by the Medical Deans Australia and New Zealand and the Health Workforce Principal Committee (HWPC).


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.



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.