James Edwards chats to Associate Professor Stephen Adelstein and Dr Brian Fernandes about the medical training survey. All junior doctors have been asked to complete the National Training Survey. This is in order to ascertain the quality of postgraduate medical education in Australia and how it can be improved.
Script Writer: James Edwards
Interviewees: Associate Professor Stephen Adelstein and Dr Brian Fernandes
Summary Writer: Divya Iver
Reviewer: James Edwards
Associate Professor Stephen Adelstein is the Chair of the NSW Board of the Medical Board of Australia and a practitioner member of the National Medical Board of Australia. He has been involved in medical regulation since 2008, initially as a member of the former New South Wales Medical Board, and a past member of the Medical Council of New South Wales.
Associate Professor Adelstein is Head of the Department of Clinical Immunology and Allergy and Director of the Central Sydney Immunology Laboratory at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, New South Wales, Australia. He is Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Sydney where he teaches medical and science students. In addition to his clinical and academic practice, he oversees undergraduate and postgraduate research.
He is the Chair of the Steering and the Advisory Committees of the Medical Board of Australia that are tasked with the delivery of the National Training Survey that all junior medical officers have been asked to complete in order to ascertain the quality of postgraduate medical education in Australia and how it can be improved.
Dr Brian Fernandes is a medical registrar at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, NSW, Australia. He has a Masters of Health Policy from the University of Sydney and completed his capstone project on the proposed Medical Training Survey. In his spare time, Brian enjoys watching, playing, and talking about the cricket.
With Associate Professor Stephen Adelstein and Dr Brian Fernandes at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney, NSW, Australia
The Medical Training Survey has been designed to capture the attitudes of our doctors in training towards their current training climate. In this podcast, Associate Professor Stephen Adelstein and Dr Brian Fernandes explain the process that has led to its development, and what insights we may expect to gain to help optimise the medical training pathways for current and future trainees.
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