Flinders NT has an ongoing research project with ethics approval to determine where medical students of the Flinders NT Medical Program (NTMP) practice, and what specialty training pathway they have chosen. The objectives are:
- Primary: To identify the location and specialty of NTMP graduates five years post-graduation.
- Secondary: To identify where NTMP graduates intend to practice, and to report on their experience of their studies regarding their confidence practicing medicine in a remote context.
A further research project into tracking non-NTMP junior doctor’s workforce progression is also being investigated.
A newly formed NTMP Progress and Graduate Tracking Governance Tracking Committee has formed, chaired by Dr Emma Kennedy, Associate Professor in Medical Education and Training Flinders NTMP. With membership from Flinders NT, NTMP including a student representative, Flinders NT Regional Training Hub, Poche Centre for Indigenous Health, Flinders College of Medicine and Public Health, NT Prevocational Medical Assurance Services and NT Department of Health.
The agenda of the committee is to provide governance on the collation and use of data collated with the intention to be able to publish the de-identified data and outcomes to inform on workforce progression.