Doctors in Training Submissions
Did you know that the RACGP Vocational Training Standards are changing? The new draft standards involve significant change and a move to an outcomes based approach. Supervisors and doctors-in-training have expressed concern about some elements of the draft standards. Find out what the changes to the Vocational Training Standards could mean for you by reading our submission.
The AMA has made a submission to the Medical Board of Australia on its Proposed Registration Standard – Granting registration as a medical practitioner on completion of intern training. The Board's proposed standard includes the option for health services to provide interns with exposure to emergency medicine (EM) in a general practice context. Of utmost concern to the AMA is the absence of clear criteria about what would constitute appropriate exposure to EM under this type of arrangement. As a result, the AMA has offered to be part of the team that will prepare guidelines to better define the Board’s requirements. In the mean time, the AMA maintains that all interns should have access to a term in an Emergency Department.
The AMA has made an additional submission to the Department of Health and Ageing to raise concerns identified by AMA member junior doctors. This submission:
- emphasises the need to ensure that time-based targets do not impact on the ability of public hospitals to provide quality clinical education and training;
- calls for ongoing resources to support the ability of emergency departments, the hospital and community providers to fulfil education and training obligations; and
- recommends that the monitoring and evaluation of the impact of targets also includes the impact on education, training and junior doctor experiences.
This submission supplements the submission lodged by the AMA on 25 May 2011.
The AMA recently made a submission to Health Workforce Australia commenting on its National Clinical Supervision Support Framework - Consultation Draft. While generally supportive of the principles that underlie the Framework, the submission highlighted a number of core issues specific to medical supervision and training that should be addressed.
The AMA Council of Doctors-in-Training has made a submission to the National e-Health Transition Authority on electronic discharge summaries. The paper examines, from the junior medical officer perspective, impediments to creating high-quality discharge summaries and presents solutions to the barriers identified.
The Confederation of Postgraduate Medical Education Councils (CPMEC) has prepared a discussion paper on the structure and content of the internship - the year of supervised clinical training completed by graduates of an Australian Medical Council-accredited medical school.
The AMA Council of Doctors-in-Training has written to CPMEC and given
broad support to the discussion paper’s recommendations as they align
with the AMA’s position on the duration of the intern year, its core
terms and the role of placements in community settings.
The attached submission has been prepared by the AMA Council of Doctors in Training (AMACDT)
AMA Submission to HREOC on 'Striking the Balance: Women, men, work and family'
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