The South Australian Medical Education and Training (SA MET) Health Advisory Council (Advisory Council) was established to:
- Improve the quality of education, training and welfare for Trainee Medical Officers (TMO) within the State; and
- Make recommendations for the accreditation of TMO positions in health services.
Each year the SA MET Health Advisory Council reports on the operations of the Advisory Council, the annual reports are available below:
The SA MET Unit administers a centralised application, allocation and offer system annually for intern positions and Postgraduate Year 2+ (Resident Medical Officer) positions on behalf of the South Australian LHNs. The reports below provide an overview of statistical data and evaluations for the allocation process.
It is a requirement of the Coroners Act 2003 that medical officers report deaths, in certain circumstances, to the SA State Coroner. There are penalties which can be applied for not reporting a death to the Coroner.
The Coroner’s Act Compliance Audit was undertaken by SA Health in August 2016 and issues were identified resulting in the requirement for staff to undertake a range of activities to increase education and training for staff in their reporting obligations. As a result of this report SA MET undertook a project to develop a coronial reporting e-learning training module which was made available to all medical staff and other work groups such as nurses and midwives where relevant.
The project has now closed and a report on the project has been finalised and is available here.