Training Program Update
Trainees are being provided with regular communications from Dr Adriene Lee, Dean of Education and the College. Information includes:
- Support mechanisms in place
- The impact COVID-19 has had and will continue to have on the Training Program
- ASM or equivalent attendance requirements
- Presentation requirements
- Fellowship examination.
This information is subject to change. Please continue to visit this dedicated website page and the ‘All Trainees’ CONNECT group (‘COVID update’ thread).
The Federal AMA Council of Doctors in Training (CDT) has developed an information sheet on its advocacy priorities to support doctors in training as the health system responds to the COVID-19 virus.
The Department of Health is consulting with all colleges to evaluate the impact of this situation on training programs.
View correspondence which outlines areas of consultation.
The Trainee Wellbeing and Engagement teamwork to ensure that all trainees have a voice and receive the support they need throughout the training program.
Under the direction of Dr. Catherine Scarff, Engagement Officers Ashleigh Thomas (QLD and NSW) and Caterina De Meneghi (VIC, SA, WA, TAS and NT) provide support and advocacy to all trainees including IMGs and PTCs. They also have regular contact with Faculty Directors of Training and Supervisors and work closely with the Trainee Representative Committee to develop relevant initiatives for trainees and address concerns brought forward.
The Engagement Officers assist with reasonable adjustments and ensure that all communication with trainees is kept confidential.
Visit ACD’s Support webpage for more information.
Federal Government Links
Department of Health | COVID-19 Health Alert – daily update
Department of Health | Definition of people at risk for serious illness from COVID-19
MBS Online | COVID-19 Teleheath
Therapeutic Goods Administration | COVID-19: Information on medicines and medical devices
Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme | Restriction requirement exemptions for some medicines during COVID 19