Delivering quality healthcare is at the heart of a new clinical enrichment tool Medical Education and Training Principles, which is available online, and demonstrates what excellence looks like when a learning culture is actively supported and achieved.
Based on the United Kingdom General Medical Council’s best-practice standards, Promoting excellence: standards for medical education and training, SA MET’s Principles enable the necessary balance between delivering quality healthcare and continuous professional development.
Developed by the SA MET Health Advisory Council Education Committee, the Principles will be one of the enablers to ensure that we have the best-equipped medical workforce possible. Not only must our workforce be well trained, but also supported and challenged in that training using the most up-to-date medical education methods available. Indeed, this learning is occurring across SA Health today and with every patient encounter.
We must work together to support the next generation of professionals to be lifelong learners who possess the knowledge, strength of character and drive, to actively exemplify excellence in the provision of quality healthcare.
I encourage you to model the behaviours, and motivate and support the ongoing development of your peers and trainees, ensuring that education and training underpin the delivery of a safe, contemporary and sustainable healthcare system for our state.
Click here to view the Medical education and training principles document.
Click here to view the Medical education and training principles powerpoint.
Professor Kevin Forsyth
Chair, SA Medical Education and Training Health Advisory Council
Professor Ian Symonds
Chair, SA MET Education Committee
Trainee in Difficulty – 2nd Edition (February 2014) is a practical handbook designed to help Directors of Clinical Training (DCTs) deal with postgraduate trainees who are experiencing difficulties. It provides many useful approaches and resources to support supervisors in the management of trainees in difficulty, thereby improving outcomes, including:
- How postgraduate trainees experiencing difficulties present.
- The range of underlying issues.
- Assessing the severity of the problem.
- Speaking to the postgraduate trainee and other key individuals.
- Formulating, implementing and reviewing an action plan to address identified issues.