The Medical Board of Australia has previously announced that it will run a Medical Training Survey in order to better understand the quality of medical education in Australia.
The Medical Training Survey will gather feedback from doctors in training in Australia (and in time their supervisors) to:
We want all doctors in training in Australia to do the survey. This includes interns, hospital medical officers, resident medical officer, non-accredited trainees, postgraduate trainees, principal house officers, registrars and specialist trainees. It will include career medical officers who intend to undertake further postgraduate training in medicine.
We are planning to run the survey for doctors in training in 2019 and annually thereafter. We will run a survey for supervisors in future years.
The Board and the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency do not have information on who is a doctor in training. We will be asking medical practitioners at renewal of general registration whether they are a doctor in training.
Interns and other medical practitioners with provisional or limited registration will be automatically included.
For the first Medical Training Survey (MTS), medical practitioners who have stated they are a doctor in a training will be sent a survey in 2019.
The Board and AHPRA has contracted EY Sweeney to administer the survey. EY Sweeney will analyse the information and will develop reports.
The Board and AHPRA will not receive any information that identifies individuals.
We will be developing these with our expert advisors and with other stakeholders. We expect to begin cognitive testing of these questions in early June 2019.
The Board is working with experts in the medical education and training sector in Australia on this important project. We have set up two groups to guide this work:
We’ve settled on these guiding principles for the National Training Survey:
We will keep referring to these principles to keep us on track as we develop the survey.
If you have any specific questions, feedback or are interested in being part of the development of the Medical Training Survey then please email us at MTS@ahpra.gov.au and keep reading about what we’re doing at this link.
Or alternatively, you can get in contact with your stakeholder representative from the Advisory Group (please see membership list in the Resource section below)