Australasian Society of
Career Medical Officers
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Continuing professional development program (CPDP)
The Electronic Log Book (produced by the Continuing Professional Development Program - CDPD - of the Royal College of Pathologists of Austalasia) is available to members of ASCMO. This is excellent CME and all members are encouraged to utilize it. The cost is $55-00 which is very reasonable. All CMOs on our mailing list have received an application form.
NB: Please note that this Programme is ONLY available to CMOs who are financial
members of ASCMO. If you are not a current member, you
can re-new your membership, or join ASCMO, using our on-line ASCMO Application
ASCMO has been trying to develop a Masters Degree Course suitable for CMOs
ASCMO has worked with the University of Queensland and Newcastle developing a Masters degree in Clinical Medicine. Your input continues to be valuable. Visit our "Masters" page for further details.
The Hospitalist Debate
Those of you who have been keeping up with CMO issues, and reading the Medical Journal of Australia, may have realised that we are involved in the debate on the use of "hospitalists" in the Australian setting. Basically a hospitalist is a doctor whose main area of expertise is the management of the inpatient. No such position formally exists at present, but articles by Hillman (Med J Aust 1999; 170: 325-328) and Scott and Phillips (Med J Aust 1999; 171: 312-314) have suggested intensivists or physicians as future hospitalists - We believe that career medical officers have, in many cases, been performing this role and are, anyway, well equipped to perform in such a practice and should be involved in any discussion on this career.
In order to put this position before current debate, the ASCMO committee members co-authored an article "The Hospitalist: a third alternative" which was published in the 3rd April 2000 issue of the MJA ("The Hospitalist: a third alternative": John M Egan et al. MJA 2000; 172: 335-338)
CURRENT ARTICLES of INTEREST
Qld Rural Medical Support Agency's "Continuing Medical Education Site"
TRAINING AND EDUCATION of NON-SPECIALIST MEDICAL OFFICERS
.. Post-Graduate Year 3 And Beyond by John Egan
Emergency Life Support ELS
ADVANCED PAEDIATRIC LIFE SUPPORT (APLS)
Australian Institute of Ultrasound's Emergency Ultrasound course
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