AMA Submission to the Medical Board of Australia – Revalidation in Australia

30 Nov 2016

The AMA submission to the Australian Medical Board’s proposed revalidation system requests a clearer articulation of the problem thereby allowing the medical community to identify and comment on potential solutions. 

We advocate that that proposal to screen doctors to identify ‘At risk and poorly performing medical practitioners’, requires significant further development. With regard to the enhanced CPD proposal, the submission notes that the profession should lead improvements to CPD and that without a problem or an end goal, the impact of the proposed CPD changes are impossible to identify.

Finally, the AMA requested a detailed proposal be put back to the medical community for feedback prior to recommending implementation options.