A big thank you to all who completed the 2018 AMSS Assessment Survey. The value of such submissions cannot be understated and puts TeamEd in a strong position to work with staff in 2019 to act on the feedback submitted. Keen to hear what everyone said about anatomy, learning objectives, and OSCEs? Check out the submission for the data, colourful graphs and insightful comments that highlight student opinion on assessment.
The sleep lab in the old RAH was decommissioned upon the move and a lab has not been re-created. This means that they are unable to perform the more sophisticated 'level 1' sleep studies that are required to assess complex sleep issues that arise in the subgroups of inpatients that the nRAH is designed to care for (stroke patients and spinal cord injury patients as two examples), and they are also unable to optimally care for a range of other patients including those with chronic respiratory failure requiring nocturnal non-invasive ventilation and narcolepsy. The AMA(SA) and SASMOA both support the reinstatement of the sleep lab on this basis.
Thank you to all who completed the 2017 AMC and AMSS Assessment Surveys. TeamEd has been hard at work in both collating the data, refining it into numerous submissions to staff (executive summaries included below) and advocating based on your responses. Thanks, at least in part, to your feedback we are already seeing the below changes to our curriculum! So please keep an eye out for our surveys, particularly the 2018 AMC Survey due for release this Wednesday.
That's right, responding to surveys pays off! Thank again to all those who completed the AMC and AMSS Assessment Surveys last year. I can now announce the recipients of the survey prizes (including cash and textbook prizes) - Preshema Prem, Rosie Massolino, Nitya Sukheja, Xinlun Lim and Rebekah Clark! If you are not one of these lucky individuals, don't despair, the 2018 AMC Survey will be released this Wednesday!
Following on from the Q&A session with the Deans on May 14, we are now able to make available the meeting notes (see link below). In addition, notes from a subsequent meeting with the Dean and MBBS Program Coordinator of the Medical School and AMSS VP(E) are included which answered further questions which were submitted but not answered during the Q&A session. Please feel free to contact Malcolm Borg, the AMSS VP(E), if you have any questions regarding the information in these meeting notes.
We have not only rescheduled the Dean Q&A, but now we have two Deans coming to our next committee meeting! Prof Symonds, Dean of Medical School, and Prof Burt, Dean of the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, will both be in attendance at the upcoming AMSS meeting on14th May at 5.30pm in the Joe Verco Lecture Theatre. Come along to ask about the direction of the program (#MD) and clairfy currently changing aspects of curriculum and assessment. We greatly encourage attendance at this meeting, along with the submission of questions in advance, to make the most out of this opportunity. The submission of questions in advance will permit the Deans to do background checks with other staff as required and additionally, permits you to ask questions anonymously if you so wish. Please submit questions by 9pm Wednesday May to Malcolm Borg (VPE) via the linked google spreadsheet https://docs.google.com/spread...
The first of biannual meetings chaired by the Faculty Dean, Professor Alastair Burt, and attended by the Presidents / Vice Presidents of the student societies within the Faculty took place on 26th March. The purpose of these meetings is to discuss initiatives and educational issues that pertain to multiple courses within the Faculty. The official meeting notes and actions are accessible by clicking here.