Medical Training Survey results will provide a snapshot of medical training in Australia, through the eyes of doctors in training.
The idea for the Medical Training Survey came from doctors in training, educators and employers, who all wanted accurate data about the state of medical training in Australia.
You can read the survey questions here.
Close to 10,000 doctors in training took part in the first Medical Training Survey, which has now closed.
Thanks to every doctor in training who participated – 27 per cent of all doctors in training took the time to share their feedback, which will build the first national, comprehensive picture of medical training in Australia.
We’ll be analysing the data in the months ahead and publishing the survey results in early 2020. As promised, we will prioritise confidentiality and will only publish results with 10 or more responses.
Based on participation rates, we expect to be able to report by state and territory, specialist medical college and type of doctor in training – interns, prevocational and unaccredited trainees, specialist trainees and international medical graduates. Individual hospital level reporting will be possible where there were more than 10 responses for that hospital. We expect this level of detail to build year on year.
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This year's AHPRA renewal will come with a link to a survey. Yes, it's August and I think I'm somewhere in the high 100s of survey invites, and wistfully imagining winning the occasional iPad or gift card that's sometimes used as a lure.
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What makes the daily survey invite all the more frustrating is that a lot of the time these assessments don't feel particularly well designed. Questions are often leading and clearly biased, and it is often unclear who is running the survey and what will ever come of the results.
Even a quick trip to the shops comes with a customer service survey invite. And as a lovely sales assistant explains that anything less than a 10/10 is a fail, you internally cringe at the methodology....Read full article
A new national, profession-wide survey will soon give Australia’s 30,000 doctors in training the chance to have their say about the quality and experience of medical training in Australia.
The Medical Training Survey (MTS) is open from 1 August to 30 September 2019 to all doctors in training in Australia. The MTS will be anonymous, confidential and accessible online.
Survey results will build the first 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. Results will be reported publicly, while protecting individual privacy.... Read full article
GP registrars are encouraged to complete the Medical Training Survey (MTS) which will run from 1 August to 30 September 2019. The MTS will be anonymous, confidential and accessible online. Survey results will be used to improve medical training in Australia and be reported publicly, while protecting individual privacy.
The MTS will ask Australia’s 30,000+ doctors in training about the quality of their training and identify issues that could impact on patient safety, including environment and culture, unacceptable behaviours and the quality of supervision.
Dr Chris Wilson, AMA Council of Doctors in Training Deputy Co-Chair, says the AMA and its Council of Doctors in Training has spent years pushing for the creation of a national training survey to track and compare training across the prevocational and vocational spectrum.
"Australia’s doctors in training will soon have the chance to tell medical educators, employers, governments and regulators what they think about medical training in Australia,"...Read full article
From internship through to fellowship, every doctor in training can think of jobs they’d go back to in a heart beat and in equal numbers, roles they’d run a mile from. The quality of supervision, workplace culture and education opportunities are all critical in shaping the experience of DiTs.
Anecdotally, the advent of activity-based funding, the drive for efficiencies in health and the influx of new graduates have combined to increase the stress and erode the quality of our prevocational and vocational training programs. At least that’s how it feels.
The problem is that word – ‘anecdotally’. We don’t have any high-level data to say how medical training is faring. As trainees we’re totally reliant on the word of our colleagues when it comes to assessing the educational quality of a job before we work it. When outrageous and unsafe roles with zero education value reach the public consciousness, too often they’re...Read full article
The AMA is urging all doctors in training to share the positives and negatives of their medical training experiences by taking the new national Medical Training Survey (MTS), which opens today and will run until 30 September 2019.
AMA President, Dr Tony Bartone, said the MTS in an important opportunity for Australia’s 30,000 doctors in training to tell medical educators, employers, governments, regulators, their peers, and the next generation of medical students what to expect with medical training, and how it can be improved.
It is open from 1 August to 30 September 2019, in line with the annual registration renewal cycle for most trainees.
Dr Bartone said the survey is based on existing surveys and includes questions about supervision, access to teaching, workplace environment, and culture and wellbeing.
"The MTS will identify issues that could impact on patient safety, including environment and culture, unacceptable behaviours, and the quality of supervision", Dr Bartone said.
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