MDSC2021 will be using a combination of streaming services built into the Conference platform itself and external sessions which will require you to have a Zoom app installed on your device. Zoom sessions will mostly be your workshops, wellness activities, MD Research Oral Presentations or small academic sessions where you will be able to speak with your speakers in a more personalised setting. Please note that while the Conference will be viewable on a mobile device, we highly encourage you to view it on a computer for the best experience.
Attendance & Assessment
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.
Attendance at MDSC2021 is taken automatically for keynotes and all sessions hosted on the Conference platform. In order to ensure that your attendance is documented, please make sure that you log-in to the Conference website, press the Watch Session button and stream the session. You will have to do this even if you are watching MDSC2021 as a group.
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.
The ePortfolio 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.
YES! MD Student Conference is a compulsory subject that is worth 6.25 credit points, with hurdle assessment (refer to Assessment page).
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.
I'm an MD2 or MD3
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.
It is also a great opportunity to catch up with your peers from other clinical schools in person!
I'm an MD4
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.
Are you an MD1? Check out our MDSC Guide*, made just for you! *(pre-COVID)