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The Victorian Metropolitan Alliance's Education Enhancement Program: A reflection

Zaharias, George

Australian Family Physician, Jun 2016, Vol.45(6), p.439-443 [Peer Reviewed Journal]

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  • Title:
    The Victorian Metropolitan Alliance's Education Enhancement Program: A reflection
  • Author: Zaharias, George
  • Subjects: Medicine--Study and teaching ; Physicians (General practice) ; Clinical competence ; Medical education--Data processing
  • Is Part Of: Australian Family Physician, Jun 2016, Vol.45(6), p.439-443
  • Description: Background: The Victorian Metropolitan Alliance's (VMA's) Education Enhancement Program (EEP) began as a program of remediation for general practice registrars in 2006. Considerable experience was gained in the area of remediation, culminating in the opening of the VMA's Diagnostic and Assessment Centre in 2011. Since then, the EEP has made its services and expertise available externally and has been conducting comprehensive assessments of clinical skills, focused educational interventions, mentoring and audit of medical records for doctors.

    Objectives: This paper presents the data with respect to the external activities of the EEP, challenges encountered and lessons learnt.

    Discussion: The EEP has provided some valuable services. The comprehensive assessments of clinical skills, being highstakes assessments, required rigorous processes. There has been a greater than expected demand for educational interventions, particularly with respect to communication skills and prescribing, highlighting the need for such services to be more widely available.

  • Language: English
  • Identifier: ISSN: 0300-8495

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