Medical Training Survey results will provide a snapshot of medical training in Australia, through the eyes of doctors in training. Survey data is being used by employers, colleges, educators and others to strengthen medical training.
By getting anonymous feedback from doctors in training, the survey will deliver robust national data that will help identify strengths in medical training, as well as potential issues so these can be addressed.
Doctors in training can do the survey on their phone, tablet or laptop in two ways:
Just follow the prompts after renewing your registration and doing the workforce survey, which is different from the Medical Training Survey. The Medical Training Survey will appear after you pay your medical registration. If you can’t complete the survey when you renew, Ahpra will send you a unique survey link embedded in your confirmation of registration email.
Your answers will help strengthen medical training in Australia.
Results will provide a snapshot of the quality and experience of medical training in Australia through the eyes of doctors in training.
Survey results will build on 2019 and 2020 results and continue to create a comprehensive, national picture of the strengths and weaknesses of medical training across states, territories and medical specialties in Australia. Results will provide a baseline for ongoing improvements and identify current strengths.
The 2021 MTS will open on Monday 2 August.
GP trainees are calling on their peers to do the 2021 MTS and increase the evidence base that can strengthen training.
“MTS data empowers stakeholders, by giving them a robust evidence base to keep improving training,” says Dr Hash Abdeen, current Chair of the Federal AMA Council of Doctors in Training (CDT) and a Rheumatology & General Medicine Advanced Trainee in Queensland.
The AMA will be using MTS data to ‘read the room’ of GP trainees, according to Dr Danielle McMullen, GP and President of AMA NSW.
“Many GP trainees are in stress and crisis for a number of reasons, and the MTS data will help us understand the pinch points and identify solutions,” Dr McMullen said.
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The Medical Training Survey (MTS) opens in August 2021 and gives trainees a voice about their experience of medical training.
MTS data from past years is already being used across the health sector to drive improvements in medical training.
Most MTS questions are repeated in 2021, because comparisons are important. Format and layout are refined and streamlined each year to make the MTS is quicker and easier to do.
The MTS is a longitudinal study that tracks the quality of medical training. Stringent privacy controls make it safe and confidential for trainees to take part. The MTS is run by the Medical Board of Australia.
Again this year, the MTS is asking trainees about the impact of COVID-19 on their training.
“We’re keen to make sure we don’t miss important data about the impacts of COVID-19 on training if they are out there,’ said Chair of the Medical Board of Australia, Dr Anne Tonkin.
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There's a lot going well in medical training in Australia, according to more than 21,000 doctors in training who did the 2020 Medical Training Survey (MTS).
The MTS is a national, annual, profession-wide survey of all doctors in training in Australia, funded by the Medical Board of Australia and developed collaboratively with stakeholders including doctors in training. It is safe and confidential for doctors in training to take part and runs annually in August/September.
In broad terms, the 2020 MTS results are consistent with 2019 data. Trainees generally rated the quality of their training highly but concerns about the culture of medicine persist.
Medical Board of Australia Chair, Dr Anne Tonkin, said the MTS data were rich and provided fascinating insights.
"There's a lot going well in medical training in Australia and we're doing a lot of things right to keep producing doctors who can provide patients with...Read full article