AMACDT presents at the 21st Prevocational medical education forum in Hobart
The AMACDT has presented two abstracts to the 21st Prevocational Medical Education Forum (PMEF) in Hobart. Dr Danika Thiemt urged employers to take responsibility for providing better support for non-vocational trainees. Dr Malcolm Forbes provided an overview of the role the AMA has played in developing a consistent suite of doctors’ health services across Australia. Both of these initiatives are integral to supporting doctors’ health and wellbeing which has been a strong focus of the PMEF.
“The AMA has a Position Statement on Support for non-vocational trainees prior to entering a vocational training program – 2016” Dr Thiemt said. “This highlights the important considerations for non-vocational trainees aspiring to enter a non-vocational training program and articulates the training, professional development and welfare needs of non-vocational trainees working in public teaching hospitals in Australia. It is an important guide for education providers and employers on how to support trainees to achieve specialist qualification” Dr Thiemt said.