Medical Deans forwarded a submission to this inquiry on a range of matters, including: English Language Skills Requirements for Registration; Registration of pro bono teachers; Student Registration; Students reported to AHPRA by others than the host education provider.
Medical Deans contributes in a variety of ways to the national health policy agenda, particularly in the areas of professional entry-level medical education and training and medical research. Written submissions are an important feature of that contribution.
The submission is strongly evidence-based and draws on a number of contemporary information sources to support the submission’s claims. There are two specific issues pertaining to medical education – the strong reliance of medical education on work integrated learning (or clinical placements as they are known in medicine) and the complexity of funding arrangements across two sectors: higher education and health. Both matters and their impact on base funding are dealt with in detail in the document.
The Committee of Deans of Australian Medical Schools (CDAMS) forwarded its responses to the DEST Medical Education Study.