DMU exam times are approaching and ASUM remains conscious of the many issues our students and supervisors are facing with COVID-19.
ASUM understands that students are keen to work toward DMU completion by taking their assessments in 2020. As such, the DMU committee have met a number of times over the last couple of months to consider all possible options and have decided on methods of delivery that are feasible and fair to all students attempting in 2020.
ASUM wishes to confirm the following details regarding our 2020 Part 2 assessments:
Date: Friday, 25 September 2020
Location: Cliftons Sydney, Cliftons Wellington and Cliftons Melbourne
We understand that current travel restrictions will not impact most students registered for the 2020 written assessment. As such, only Cliftons Melbourne was added to our venue options to accommodate for candidates located in Melbourne only.
Date: Saturday, 26 September 2020
Location: Cliftons Sydney, Cliftons Wellington, Cliftons Melbourne, Cliftons Brisbane, Cliftons Perth, and a Clifton’s sister venue in Darwin.
We understand that current travel restrictions will impact most examiners and students registered for the 2020 CBD assessment. As such, the addition of other Cliftons venues will allow both examiners and candidates to travel to their local Cliftons instead.
Examiners will be connected to all candidates through a video conferencing app hosted by Cliftons. Hosting this assessment through Cliftons will help ensure assessment conditions and integrity remain in place while minimising issues relating to internet connection.
Students registered for the 2020 CBD are encouraged to continue preparing as they would normally do for the CBD assessments. ASUM is working with Cliftons to ensure smooth delivery of this assessment and will provide further information soon.
* All candidates will be expected to follow the required health guidelines when attempting their assessment in Cliftons. This information will be included in further communications regarding the respective assessments.
Date: October – November 2020
We understand that your practice’s protocols and guidelines may impact the ability to deliver your Mini-CEXs (i.e. patient organisation, permission for external visitors). As such, students registered for the 2020 Mini-CEX and their respective supervisors will soon be asked to provide further information regarding their practice that may affect the delivery of the Mini-CEXs.
Can I defer my assessments?
ASUM understands that some students may no longer feel comfortable in taking the assessments under the current circumstances. As such, candidates who are not required by regulations and ASAR/NZMRTB to complete their assessments in 2020 may choose to defer their assessments to 2021 without any financial penalties.
Any other specific considerations should be proactively addressed to the ASUM office as per the Special Consideration Policy.
If you have any questions or require further clarification, please contact the Education Team.