Impact of COVID-19 on examination processes

9 Sep 2020

AMA Council of Doctors in Training (AMACDT) and Specialist Medical College Trainee Chairs and Representatives met via video conference on 11 August 2020 to discuss College initiatives underway to allow vocational trainees to succeed with examinations and progress through training during COVID-19. 

Attendees acknowledged the impact of prolonged low-level stress and anxiety on trainees and College staff because of the significant disruption to examination processes and schedules caused by COVID. 

Trainees recognised and appreciated the efforts made by Colleges, supervisors, and examiners to support trainee education and progression through training during this difficult and uncertain time. 

Trainees agreed that ensuring the safety of trainees, supervisors, examiners and the public, maintaining the validity of examinations and providing a consistent examination experience to the extent this is possible, were paramount when taking action to support as many trainees as possible to progress through training. 

Read the communique here