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Tuesday, 10 April 2012

Supervision and assessment of hospital based postgraduate medical trainees - 2012 (AMA Position Statement)

The AMA has released its Position Statement on Supervision and Assessment of Hospital Based Postgraduate Medical Trainees (2012). AMA Vice President, Professor Geoffrey Dobb, said that achieving high quality supervision and assessment of trainees must be a top priority for the Australian health system.

Professor Dobb said "Our hospitals are currently busier than ever, we have an increasing number of medical graduates, and the total amount of time and resources that can be dedicated to supervision activities is stretched to the limit. This all means that maintaining quality clinical supervision and assessment presents a significant challenge to governments, to hospitals, to supervisors, and to trainees."

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