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.
Click here to read how Colleges, employers, AMA and Australian Medical Council are using the survey data to drive improvement in medical training.
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, 2020 and 2021 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.
Read how organisations are using results to drive improvement in medical training by clicking here.
The 2022 MTS will open on Monday 1 August.
Keeping track of training
The Medical Training Survey (MTS) is open now - giving trainees a platform to share 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 consistent year on year, because comparisons are important. We streamline the format and layout each year to make the MTS quicker and easier to do.
The pandemic is still with us in 2022, so we again ask about the impact of COVID-19 on training. We’re worried about the culture of medicine and want to better understand the barriers trainees face in reporting bullying, harassment, discrimination and racism facing trainees, so we’ve added a question.
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...Read full article
Using the Medical Training Survey results to better understand specialist trainee experience
The AMA Council of Doctors in Training (AMACDT) has released its second Specialist Trainee Experience Health Check (STHC) using the results of the 2021 Medical Training Survey (MTS) released in February 2022.
The results of the second AMA Specialist Experience Health Check (Health Check) show that while the quality of specialist medical education and training In Australia has weathered the COVID storm well over the past two years, supporting trainees to sit and pass examinations to progress to fellowship is a key area for collaboration and improvement.
Moving forward the AMACDT see a real opportunity for Specialist Medical Colleges and trainees to strengthen collaboration to better share examples of policies and practices (both positive and negative) that have supported trainees to progress through training during the pandemic, and to discuss how this could continue as part of usual practice moving forward.
While trainees...Read full article
The COVID-19 pandemic adversely affected medical training in the states and territories worst hit by the pandemic and had a mixed impact in other states and territories, according to the 2021 Medical Training Survey (MTS).
The 2021 MTS results are broadly consistent with previous years and while there is a lot going well in medical training, there are some important issues that require attention. Again in 2021, medical trainees called out workplace culture as a serious issue, and disappointingly, this has not improved this year.
More than 21,000 trainees did the 2021 MTS – the annual, national profession-wide survey of medical training designed to give trainees a voice on medical training, to inform continuous improvement. The 55 per cent survey response rate has generated a solid evidence base and a robust national dataset that will continue to shape improvements to training.
The MTS is funded by the Medical Board of Australia and developed...Read full article