MEMBER UPDATE

 

AUSTRALIAN MEDICAL COUNCIL WORKSHOPS - MARCH TO JUNE 2021

The Australian Medical Council is offering two new online workshop streams from March-June 2021: 

  • Stream 1 – Building a digitally capable medical workforce  

  • Stream 2 – Conducting assessment in a changing environment 

 

Each stream involves four, two-hour live sessions (timetable below), which will include a mix of keynote speakers, presentations, panel discussion, Q and A, and small group discussion. 

 

More information is below and a flyer and website link are here:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Who should attend?

 

This event is designed for leaders in medical education and workforce development, as well as broader stakeholders of medicine, across the entire medical education continuum (medical school, pre-vocational, specialist vocational training and CPD).

 

Organisations are encouraged to send multiple members of their organisation to each event, ideally members who will bring different perspectives and will be able to contribute to change initiatives in follow up to these sessions in your own organisation. 

 

Proposed stakeholders from each organisation include:

  • medical education leaders

  • committee members with special interest and responsibility for digital health and/or assessment

  • organisation staff - CEO, medical education directors and senior program leaders in digital health and/or assessment

  • trainees, interns and medical students

  • consumers

 

How much do the events cost?

 

The fee for each workshop stream is $65 per participant, or $115 if attending both workshops. Discounts are available for group bookings of four or more participants. It is free for medical students, interns and trainees to register and attend the workshops.

 

How do I register?

 

To register for these events please use this Register Now link

More about the Streams
 
Stream 1 – Building a digitally capable medical workforce  
This workshop provides opportunities for medical education providers, professionals and other key stakeholders interested in how to foster digital health capabilities across the medical education continuum and workforce (medical school, pre-vocational, Specialist vocational training and CPD). Linked to a partnership project between the AMC and Australian Digital Health Agency, this online workshop provides opportunities for participants to learn how to ensure that their medical education programs integrate digital capabilities into competency frameworks, teaching and learning support, assessment programs and evaluation. The focus of this workshop is  to learn from a panel of experts why digital capabilities matter, share insights into current state analysis of digital capability development and assessment in medical programs nationally and internationally, as well as opportunities to provide feedback on a framework for digital health in medical education and next steps.  This workshop is being conducted in the context of a review to AMC accreditation standards with the likelihood of new requirements for medical education programs across the continuum related to digital health. 

 

Stream 2 – Conducting assessment in a changing environment 
Building on earlier AMC workshops on moving to online examinations (2020), and programmatic assessment (2017), this workshop provides education providers with opportunities to engage in effective change to their assessment programs.  The workshop will provide opportunities to explore the need for change and some of the barriers, highlight some common challenges experienced in meeting current AMC standards in assessment, balancing program based assessment with other methods, share good practice examples of assessment programs, and implementation considerations. This workshop will include topics relevant to good assessment practice in general and across the continuum of medical education, with a focus on assessment in specialist medical training.

AMC Workshops (March-June 2021).PNG