Education

drugED: An Edforum

This 27th of April join the AMSS for the EdForum drug debate of the year. A panel of expert speakers will break down the complex nature of illicit drug use, trade and law in Australia, plus answer any questions you ever wanted to ask about drugs.

Unibooks closing 8th of April

The University of Adelaide Unibooks store on the main campus will be closing down on the 8th of April this year. Until then they are offering 15% off medical equipment as well as up to 50% off books.

So get in quick before their doors shut forever.

The Ed.IT - June 2015

Welcome to the June edition of the Ed.IT – your monthly short, sharp and shiny updates of all things Education... Online!

June always has brings mixed feelings for medical students. Preclins are stressing out about exams while clinical students are coasting towards holidays (and sixth years are generally just living the dream). In terms of Ed Updates there's (fortunately) not too much to update you on, but none the less check out what we have in store below!

RACGP's 1st Year Exam Forum

That time of year....

I swear it was March a couple of days ago.  

With exams fast approaching tensions are high amongst Med Students and acronyphobics alike and your stress levels may be rising faster than Red Bull stocks.  

But fear not, the AMSS has you covered!  

MKE, CRE, DAQ, SAQ, MEQ, what does it all mean?

The Ed.IT - May 2015

Welcome to the May edition of the Ed.IT – your monthly short, sharp and shiny updates of all things Education... Online!

Preclinical holidays are now done, meanwhile the clinical students are still working hard with their sights set on June. Whatever year you're in rest assured there's some juicy info for you all down below!

The Ed.IT - April 2015

Welcome to the second edition of the Ed.IT – your monthly short, sharp and shiny updates of all things Education... Online! We'll be giving you a full review with all things Education at the end preclinical term - so stay tuned!


Team Education
Our Team Ed is now complete! Welcome to our Pre-Clin Ed Reps and Secretary, I'm sure it's going to be a great year!

MDANZ exam questions Part II

The AMSS conducted a survey asking for student opinion regarding the use of the Medical Deans Australia and New Zealand (MDANZ) MCQs and how they wish to be incorporated in exams. The results showed a roughly even split between the two options of a single 4 hour MCQ paper and a separate 1 hour MDANZ paper in addition to the 3 hour MCQ. Attached is the report detailing these results.

Following this the faculty has elected to deliver the MDANZ questions in a separate paper. They are now seeking feedback whether students prefer the exam to be:

  1. On the same day as the MCQ/SCT exam (eg. Paper 2 from 9am-12pm and Paper 3 from 2-3pm)
  2. At least two days after Paper 2 (N.B. the Uni does not allow exams on consecutive days)
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