Book your tickets now for the inaugural Urgent Care Boot Camp, where we will weave fun with facts throughout the day and showcase some of our dynamic speakers in Urgent Care. The fast-paced sessions will aim to provide practical insights into the latest thinking, innovations and emerging initiatives around our everyday patient challenges.
Following on from the Boot Camp is our Fellowship ceremony and dinner. Celebrate those who have achieved their Fellowship in the last year, and the progress the College is making. Gather for cocktails at 7.30pm, with dinner commencing at 8.30pm. Dress for the dinner is black tie (and equivalent for ladies), and we’ll have a professional photographer on hand to capture you in your finery!
Dr Amitesh Kumar is doing a research project on prescribing and knowledge about banned substances, medications and methods in sports and would very grateful if you complete this survey. It will only take a few minutes of your time.
The AMC is inviting expressions of interest in the membership of its Progress Reports Sub Committee with positions for an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander member, a Māori member, and a member experienced in medical education. The position descriptions, expected time commitment, information about the Sub Committee and application process are detailed in the attached documents.
We have been invited to nominate candidates for the 2020-21 New Zealand Harkness Fellowship in Health Care Policy and Practice. Established in 1925, the Harkness Fellowships were modeled after the Rhodes Scholarships and aim to produce the next generation of health policy leaders in participating countries.
The Medical Council are seeking feedback on their statement on the maintenance and retention of patient records. You are invited to review their letter and respond directly to them. Should you wish the College to collate responses and provide collective feedback, please email your comments to the GM (email@example.com).
• The training programme manual is now replaced by the “completing the training programme” pages on the website. The accreditation manual 2017 is no longer extant.
• Online urgent care course – module 1 has been updated. The other modules will not be edited until AFTER the 2019 UCPEX.
• CNA requirement – you should be submitting your first clinical notes audit within three months, and achieve a pass BEFORE attending UCPEX 2019.
• The checklist of skills to be assessed at the Skills Demonstration and Assessment Weekend (SDAW) will be released within the next 10 days to those who have booked to attend.
• The Education Committee have approved the decision that Core Skills List sign-off is a compulsory part of the training programme.
Markers have requested that registrars send electronic copies (eg pdf or word) of the full text of all references used in the submitted Medical Literature Project. This is because the markers do check references, and the time taken to source the full text of the reference can be significant.
As part of our strategy, and coincidentally at the same time that MCNZ wish to strengthen recertification, we are undertaking a review of our recertification requirements. Registrars should note that they too are required to complete this programme. The DPD has developed an in-depth survey, which members will have received in the last few days. This is your opportunity to let us know what you think about the current programme, and what you’d like to see in the future.
Attendance at the SDAW is optional but highly recommended. Those who attended last year said that it was well worth attending. The SDAW covers a range of clinical practical skills that are important to master. It is organised in similar format to the OSCE and as such lets you become familiar with the OSCE venue and format, giving you one less thing to be concerned about.