The Medical Training Survey is now open

1 Aug 2019

The AMA would like to encourage eligible members to complete the Medical Training Survey (MTS).

The MTS is a nation and profession-wide survey of all doctors in training in Australia, and is the result of a joint effort from doctors in training, employers, educators, the AMA and regulators.

Information collected from MTS participants will be used to address three key objectives:

  1. To better understand the quality of medical training in Australia;
  2. To identify how to best improve medical training in Australia; and
  3. To recognise and respond to potential issues in medical training that could impact patient safety, including environment and culture, unacceptable behaviours and poor supervision.

More survey participants will lead to better quality data and a strong evidence base for ongoing improvements to medical training in Australia.

Medical trainees can confidentially participate in the MTS. Participants’ privacy is guaranteed, as data will be de-identified in any reporting of results, including data provided to the Medical Board of Australia and AHPRA. There is no link between survey feedback and medical registration.

The MTS began on 1 August 2019, and will be open until 30 September, in line with the annual medical registration period. It consists of multiple-choice questions, and will take approximately 15 minutes to complete.

How to do the survey:

  1. Interns and IMGs will receive an email from the Medical Board of Australia with a unique survey link.
  2. Prevocational and unaccredited trainees, specialist trainees (non-GP) and specialist GP trainees can do the survey when renewing their medical registration in August/September.

For more information, visit the Medical Training Survey website.

A copy of the survey questions, a fact sheet about the MTS and other communications materials are available here