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Time to establish comprehensive long term monitoring of Australian medical graduates?

Christine Jorm , Jane Bleasel , Inam Haq

Abstract

We believe that the wellbeing of our medical students (and medical staff throughout the continuum of practice) matters too much not to ask: ‘How do they feel?’ Society, and students themselves, have invested too much in their education not to know: ‘How well are they performing in the workplace?’ Our accountability to the community demands we ask ‘How are their patients going?’ This article presents a schema for building long term monitoring in Australia, using linked and reliable data, that will enable these questions to be answered. While answers will be of interest to many, medical schools will then be well placed to alter programs and processes based on these domains of graduate well-being, workplace performance and patient outcomes.

AH16292  Accepted 06 June 2017

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