42012 jmo census PROJECT | introduction The 2012 JMO Census: A comprehensive one-off survey of Junior Medical Officers in NSW and the ACT, investigating the state of JMO welfare, education and training in our public hospitals. Domains of Enquiry 1. Demographics 2. Health and Welfare 3. Supervision 4. Education 5. Career Development 6. Hospital Systems
52012 jmo census PROJECT | introduction Phases of DevelopmentInvestigationLiterature review of Australian JMO studies.ConsultationConsultation and liaison with key stakeholders.DesignRefining the domains of inquiry and Census questions.DeliveryCommunication of Census to JMOs.PublicationRelease of Census data.
72012 jmo census PROJECT | design Domain 1: DemographicsTo gain an accurate snapshot of the JMO population in 2012.Age, gender, nationality, etc. amongst JMOs. This data will be compared with existing data sets for validation.
82012 jmo census PROJECT | design Domain 2: Health & WelfareAreas of InterestWorking hoursWork-life balanceWorkload equityJob satisfactionMental health and wellbeingReference StudiesThe AMA Safe Hours Campaign. Risk assessment of junior doctor rosters. 2001AMA Work-life flexibility survey. 2007The AMA Survey on the health and wellbeing of junior doctors. 2008Professional Quality of Life (ProQOL) scale (www.proqol.org)
92012 jmo census PROJECT | design Domain 3: EducationAreas of InterestQuarantined training timeTeaching formats and e-learningStructured and informal educationBarriers towards accessing educationMethods of engagementLearning resourcesReference StudiesThe AMA Junior doctor training, education and supervision survey 2009
102012 jmo census PROJECT | design Domain 4: SupervisionTo investigate attitudes on the various aspects of JMO supervision.Will be of value to DPETs and JMO Managers to identify potential gaps in supervision of junior medical staff.
112012 jmo census PROJECT | design Domain 5: Career DevelopmentAreas of InterestVocational training preferencesBarriers to career development and progressionFactors influencing career choiceAttitudes towards research as a component of further education
122012 jmo census PROJECT | design Domain 6: Hospital SystemsAreas of InterestTo assess how JMOs understand and interact with their hospital administratively.Data collected may cover the understanding of hospital policies, appropriate channels for either personal or industrial conflict resolution, or knowledge of key figures within hospitals.
142012 jmo census PROJECT | next steps Delivery50-60 Questions, delivered onlinePretesting by HETI JMO Forum representativesAn expert in Qualitative Analysis to redraft final questionsCommunicated to all PGY-1 and PGY-2 doctors in NSW and ACT by end 2012PublicationResults of the Census will be reported on in late 2012.Published via a dedicated publicly accessible website.Future DirectionsWe hope to produce this survey annually, and gain long-term perspective on the state of JMOs.Reduce survey fatigue by consolidating various alternative surveys targeting JMOs.
162012 jmo census PROJECT | references Australian Medical Association (2001) The AMA Safe Hours Campaign. Risk assessment of junior doctor rosters. Australian Medical Association, Canberra. Australian Medical Association (2007) AMA work-life flexibility survey, 19 June–13 July Report of findings. Australian Medical Association, Canberra. Markwell, A.L., Wainer, Z. (2008) The health and wellbeing of junior doctors: insights from a national survey. Med J Aust 2009; 191 (8): Australian Medical Association (2008) The AMA Survey on the health and wellbeing of junior doctors. Australian Medical Association, Canberra. Professional Quality of Life Scale (2008) Australian Medical Association (2009) AMA Junior doctor training, education and supervision survey. Report of findings. Australian Medical Association, Canberra. CETI JMO Forum Supervision Group (2011) Survey of clinical supervision of junior medical officers in NSW. Clinical Education and Training Institute, Sydney.