Updates from the MD Director

Dear colleagues,

We are fast approaching the end of the university year, although many MD assessments and processes continue well beyond the standard university calendar. The fourth and final Progress Test is just around the corner and the MD Year 3 Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) will be held in mid-November, followed by exam boards and supplementary assessments. The Progress Test has been improving in quality both in content and processes over the past several years, due to the hard work of A/Prof Zoe Adey-Wakeling and her team of academics, clinicians and professional staff. I would like to take this opportunity to thank the many clinician educators across SA and NT who have contributed to  year in writing and reviewing the clinical questions for these assessments. Having been a reviewer myself for some time, I appreciate just how much time it can take to perfect a single question.

It’s pleasing to report similar improvements in the Year 3 OSCE this year. Dr Anthony Khoo‘s leadership to prepare the exam and coordinate case writing has been a fantastic development over the past 9 months. He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in this area, facilitating connections across disciplines and the Flinders footprint. We have many new scenarios for the exam stations as a result.

Thank you to all the professional staff and clinical experts who have contributed to teaching and assessments throughout this year. Your dedication to improving the course and student experience is very much appreciated.

If you are a clinician and don’t have Academic Status yet, please contact our Clinician Support Team to apply and seek support for your teaching activity.

Dr Michal Wozniak MBBS FRACGP
Director, Doctor of Medicine (MD) Program

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