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2015 Quality of Training Survey Results
The training department sends out a survey twice a year to all trainees who have recently completed (or are about to complete) a period of training. The results of the survey are reviewed by the College Education Committee and a summary is presented to the Board. Apart from responding to the direct questions many trainees also provide comments, which are extremely useful in augmenting the data received. Most of the comments are positive about the training experience, but some also provide valuable insights into possible problems at particular training sites.
The survey is anonymous, however trainees are asked to identify their training site and the particular rotation they are completing. Once we have a sufficient number of responses from trainees at a particular unit (to ensure that individual trainees cannot be identified), it is our intention to make the collated data available to units for their own planning purposes. We also anticipate using the survey results to inform the Hospital Accreditation process in future.
The most recent survey (late 2015) was completed by 218 trainees. 72% of these were undertaking an intensive care rotation, 16% anaesthetics and 12% medicine. Responses were received from 78 training sites, with 33 sites having three or more trainees respond.
A brief summary of the results of the survey is presented in the table below. One aspect of concern is that 21% of respondents reported having witnessed bullying behaviour and 7% reported having been the target of bullying. The College takes any report of bullying very seriously and we will be exploring this particular aspect of the survey in more detail in the next couple of months.
We encourage all trainees to complete the regular Quality of Training surveys, in the knowledge that the results are anonymous, are seriously considered and will be used to improve the training experience in future.