Medical Training Survey results will provide a snapshot of medical training in Australia, through the eyes of doctors in training. Survey data will be 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 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 Medical Training Survey is open from 3 August to 30 September 2020.
Interview with Dr Hashim Abdeen,
Chair, AMA Council of Doctors in Training
Giving a voice to other doctors in training is what motivates Dr Hashim Abdeen, the Chair of the AMA Council of Doctors in Training.
'Medical training can be extremely hierarchical and what you say can definitely influence your career,' Dr Abdeen said.
While not everyone feels empowered to speak up, the Medical Training Survey (MTS) is an independent tool that gives doctors in training a safe and important voice on issues about their training, he says.
'By doing the survey, all doctors in training can make their voices heard. Through the MTS, we can detect areas of concern so they can be addressed, and identify areas of good practice, so they can be replicated,' Dr Abdeen said.
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The 2020 Medical Training Survey (MTS) opens in early August, giving Australia's 30,000+ doctors in training in Australia a voice about the quality and experience of medical training in Australia.
This year, doctors in training can call out the impact of COVID-19 on their training. Updated questions on the culture of medicine will create a clearer picture of bullying and harassment.
The MTS is a national, profession-wide survey of the strengths and weaknesses of medical training across states, territories and medical specialties in Australia.
Headline results from 2019 indicate there's a lot going well in medical training in Australia. 2020 results will strengthen the evidence base and enable agencies across the health sector to use the results to continually improve training.
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Australia’s first-ever national medical training survey (MTS) has revealed that most trainees rate their training very highly, but many are still unacceptably experiencing excessive hours, heavy workload, bullying, harassment, or discrimination.
The survey was conducted by the Medical Board of Australia (MBA).
AMA President, Dr Tony Bartone, said today that the AMA supported the survey and welcomes the results, but the whole medical profession and training stakeholders must work together to ensure that they address the negatives to make the medical training journey a safer and more rewarding experience for the future medical workforce.
“Trainees deserve and should expect such a workplace – nothing less,” Dr Bartone said.
“The MTS has, overall, reinforced the quality and reputation of Australia’s world class system of medical education.
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