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Students who fail to attend conference will have to contact the Student Conference Subject Coordinator (firstname.lastname@example.org) with your name, student ID, year level, date and time of missed scanning and brief explanation of why scanning was missed. If you have any questions or concerns about attendance at MDSC, this should be directed to the above email address. Do not seek advice from other students.
The e-Portfolio is the official assessment task for MDSC. It’s like an electronic journal, where you reflect on your experiences using a range of media, including text, images, and videos. You can access your e-Portfolio through MDConnect. You will need to complete a number of tasks to make up points. It’s peer-assessed, so try to have fun with it! More information is available on the assessment page here.
MDSC is a subject that is worth 6.25 credit points each year. As well as having a 100% attendance rate, you will need to complete all necessary elements of your e-Portfolio by the due dates to pass. It’s peer-assessed, so try to have a fun with it! All the details will be posted on the assessment page of the website in due course.
Complete assessment information is available on the assessment page here. In brief:
- Bring your poster to display at MDSC on Monday 24th June.
- Peer review five posters at MDSC.
- Peer review two MD3 e-Portfolio submissions via MDConnect.
I'm an MD1
MD Student Conference is a unique and innovative step in medical education that brings together students of all years within the Melbourne Medical School into a setting akin to what they will experience in the future as medical professionals. It provides an opportunity to explore facets of medicine not covered by the MD curriculum.
MD Student Conference is a compulsory subject that is worth 6.25 credit points. In previous years, the cohort received an extra week of lectures, but now we have MDSC instead!
Once you have graduated, most of your learning will be in a conference setting. MDSC allows you to practice that now. You will be presented with up-to-date information about current medical technologies, gain insight into more controversial aspects of medicine and medicine’s relationship to society. You will also get a break from traditional lecture-style learning, and get some hands-on experience.
Make sure you’re dressed to impress the academics you will be meeting. Smart casual is best.
You may want to bring a small notebook and pen to jot down any thoughts that arise from an inspiring academic session. You won’t need your laptop – but bring your phone or smart device to take photos for your e-Portfolio, engage in live Q&A through the MDSC App and keep up to date with our push notifications. MDSC is fully catered with morning tea and lunch!
After graduation, most of your learning will take place in conference settings. MDSC will help you prepare for a new way of learning in a professional setting and out of the classroom. Not all of your learning can be obtained in the hospital, and MDSC is a glimpse into your future as a doctor who is continually learning.
MDSC changes every year. It’s a great way to update your knowledge of medical technologies, social trends that relate back to medical practice, and get in touch with the patient experience. It’s your chance to pick the learning, the academic content, that is relevant to you.
If you have an internship interview during MDSC, not to worry! We have instructions for the process (which includes completing a SLOA) on our assessment page here.
MDSC is going to be so much fun! Take some time to attend the incredible academic sessions on offer, and catch up with your friends.