In a constantly changing environment, we summarise the most important updates for General Practitioners.
This week’s summary includes updates from:
And Check Ins with
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH-
Total Coronavirus Cases –
There have been a total of 19,862 cases in Australia. Of that 11,112 have recovered and 255 have died. There have been 483 new cases in the last 24 hours, with 7,747 current active cases.
PEP Applications –
Applications for PEP have been extended from Monday the 3rd of August 2020 and close on Thursday the 13th of August 2020.
Apply here: https://www.racgp.org.au/racgp-pep-apply-now
AKT and KFP Enrolments –
Enrolments for the 2020.2 KFP and AKT close on Monday the 10th of August.
MEDICAL BOARD OF AUSTRALIA-
2020 Medical Training Survey –
The 2020 Medical Training Survey (MTS) will track the impact of COVID-19 on medical training, through the eyes of doctors in training. The MTS will open in early August in line with the annual medical registration renewal period. All doctors in training in Australia can do the survey. This includes interns, hospital medical officers, resident medical officers, non-accredited trainees, postgraduate trainees, principal house officers, registrars, specialist trainees and international medical graduates (with provisional or limited registration).
Take it here: https://medicaltrainingsurvey.gov.au/
Some OET’s are progressing as planned, whilst others have been cancelled. For a full list of affected examination dates, check here: https://www.occupationalenglishtest.org/coronavirus-update/
At the moment, AHPRA hasn’t confirmed whether OET Online will be accepted, so keep an ear out.
The AMC MCQ Examinations have commenced on a staged basis and where possible.
AMC Clinical examinations are still postponed until further notice and the AMC National Test Centre is still closed. While the AMC is currently planning for the re-opening of the National Test Centre, the AMC is also currently developing solutions to deliver the clinical examination content through alternate delivery methods rather than the traditional OSCE format. It is expected the next stage of communications will occur toward the end of September 2020 regarding an implementation approach, further detail, and intended recommencement dates. Where possible, information will also be provided earlier.
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