Medical Training Survey - a safe place for GP trainees to speak out

6 Sep 2021

GP trainees are calling on their peers to do the 2021 MTS and increase the evidence base that can strengthen training. 

“MTS data empowers stakeholders, by giving them a robust evidence base to keep improving training,” says Dr Hash Abdeen, current Chair of the Federal AMA Council of Doctors in Training (CDT) and a Rheumatology & General Medicine Advanced Trainee in Queensland. 

The AMA will be using MTS data to ‘read the room’ of GP trainees, according to Dr Danielle McMullen, GP and President of AMA NSW.  “Many GP trainees are in stress and crisis for a number of reasons, and the MTS data will help us understand the pinch points and identify solutions,” Dr McMullen said.

The complexities and differences – in funding and training arrangements – for general practice training compared with other specialist training, make MTS data a valuable tool to identify issues and solutions, according to GP trainee & Chair of the AMACDT GPs in Training Advisory Committee (GTAC), Dr Daniel Wilson.

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For further information on how to complete the MTS, or to access data from the 2019 and 2020 surveys, please visit MedicalTrainingSurvey.gov.au