Towards revalidation in Australia: a discussion

Joanna M Flynn
Med J Aust 2017; 206 (1): . || doi: 10.5694/mja16.01162
Published online: 16 January 2017

Sharing responsibility for the future standards of medical practice

In September 2016, international medical regulators endorsed a new continuing competency framework, designed to help ensure that doctors around the world are competent and keep up to date throughout their working lives.1 The United Kingdom has introduced a form of revalidation2 to achieve this, and regulators in different countries have taken a range of approaches to reach the same end.3 The Medical Board of Australia (MBA) is now examining what will work best in Australia, a system tailored to our health care context; practical, effective and evidence-based.

  • Joanna M Flynn

  • Medical Board of Australia, Melbourne, VIC


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