Over the last decade, an increasing number of medical graduates and limited specialty training positions has led to increasing competition for Australian postgraduate medical specialty training. Junior doctors are therefore pressured to identify career aspirations early during training and craft their professional journey to maximise their chances of selection into their program of choice. Despite this, no comprehensive and freely accessible resource with specialty training information to help junior doctors navigate their career options is available, other than what is available through individual college websites. This project aims to develop an open-access digital database to assist medical students and junior doctors compare specialty programs with a clear appreciation of the training expectations and demands entailed in each program.
Dr Jason Ha
AIM OF PROJECT:
To develop an open-access multi-platform digital database of individual specialty training pathways
To encourage greater transparency among colleges with regards to training timelines, application requirements, examination and fee structures
To enable to doctors a streamlined platform to apply for jobs directly attached to these training pathways, and allow for the colleges to consider a standardised allocation and placement service (Seek, but for doctors)
To facilitate the regular update of college selection, training and education requirements in the hope that one day the entirety of the Victorian college training selection is centralised
SCOPE OF PROJECT:
Find Your Career Pathway The Specialty Pathways Portal: career and specialist training resources for medical trainees in Victoria
JMO Victoria, reformed from and previously known as JMO Forum, is a team of junior doctors who represent, advocate for and support all medical prevocational trainess in Victoria by improving accreditation and junior doctor wellbeing.
We acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of Country throughout Victoria, and pay our respects to the Elders, past, present and emerging.
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