Information and a number of resources are provided to assist with submission of accreditation documents.
Accreditation for 2014 - applications due by 31 May 2013
As accreditation applications can take considerable time to process and receive accreditation, facilities are advised to notify the SA MET Unit by 31 May 2013 of any changes to existing clinical units or new units that need to be accredited for 2014.
It is recommended that facilities do not wait for final funding approval as this could result in the unit not receiving accreditation status prior to the required commencement date.
If accreditation is granted but the funding is not approved, the accreditation status will remain on file for an appropriate period of time pending funding approval. Once funding has been granted the hospital will need to advise the SA MET Unit of any substantial changes that would affect the original accreditation decision, using the Notification of Change of Circumstance document.
New unit accreditation submission
The new unit form should be used when a new unit is applying for submission. It should be returned no later than 60 days prior to the date of the site visit.
When applying for accreditation, facilities should allow sufficient time for required approval processes.
Facility accreditation submission
This form should be completed when a facility is applying for accreditation. It should be returned no later than 60 days prior to the date of the site visit.
Details on the submission are to be verified by the Director of Medical Services and the Director of Clinical Training prior to submitting this form.
Term description template
This document provides important information to trainee medical officers regarding each rotation. It should be regarded as a clinical job description and should contain information regarding:
- casemix and work load
- roles and responsibilities
- supervision arrangements
- contact details
- weekly timetable
- learning objectives.
Term descriptions may be supplemented by additional information such as clinical protocols that are term specific. Term supervisors should have considerable input into the content of the term description and are responsible for approving the content.
In determining learning objectives, supervisors should refer to the Australian Curriculum Framework for Junior Doctors (ACFJD).
The term description is a crucial component of orientation to the term, however it should also be referred to during the mid-term appraisal and end-of-term assessment process with the trainee medical officer.
A range of resources and templates are provided below to assist term supervisors and medical education units with term descriptions.
Core Term Guideline
Guidelines have been developed by the Accreditation Committee to assist facilities and accreditation teams assess whether an intern term provides the necessary opportunities and experience to be accredited as a core term.