Dr James Edwards, who usually hosts the onthewards podcasts, talks about the new national intern assessment form and provides an overview on the importance of ongoing learning and development for junior doctors.
James is a Senior Staff Specialist in Emergency Medicine at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Chair of the NSW Prevocational Training Council and Chair of the Preinternship (PRINT) committee at the University of Sydney. He previously held the position of Director of Prevocational Education and Training at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital for 6 years.
He was awarded the Geoff Marel award in 2013 for outstanding contribution to the education and training of junior doctors in New South Wales. This was followed by a nomination for the Australian Medical Educator of the year in 2013 at the National Prevocational Conference. James has also completed a Masters of Medical Education at the University of Sydney.
At Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, he is the Chair of the Medical handover committee and was a member of the Local Health Districts Handover Committee. James received a quality health award for his clinical lead in developing an electronic medical handover. He was the clinical lead in the hospitals recent National Standards and Accreditation survey for Standard 6: Clinical Handover. James has a strong interest in patient safety with membership on the hospital Patient Care Committee and participation on local and district Root Cause Analysis investigation.
He has also spoken at local and national education conferences on the topics of assessment, clinical handover and junior doctor burnout.
With Dr James Edwards, Chair of Prevocational Training Council, Health Education and Training Institute of NSW (HETI) and Dr Paul Hamor, Director of Prevocational Education and Training (DPET), Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, New South Wales, Australia
This year a new National Intern Assessment Form has been created to review and provide feedback to junior doctors. James and Paul discuss the new form and give an overview of the importance of ongoing learning and development for junior doctors.
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