These are uncertain times and we are conscious of the many issues our students and supervisors are facing with COVID-19. In this challenging time, ASUM is concerned for the wellbeing of the healthcare community as they deliver ultrasound and other necessary services and understand many of you may have faced changes in clinical practice or training.
ASUM has contacted both the Australian Sonographers Accreditation Registry (ASAR) and the New Zealand Medical Radiation Practice Board (NZMRTB) to highlight our concerns on behalf of our DMU students. ASUM will continue to advocate on your behalf to minimise the impact of COVID-19 where possible.
ASUM wishes to confirm that the submission dates for the required assessments will remain as per the 2020 Academic Calendar. The DMU Board of Examiners acknowledges that a number of students have been affected in various ways since the 11 March 2020 and would encourage candidates unable to meet these requirements formally request special consideration prior to the submission dates for review.
Written assessments, case-based discussions and mini-CEX to be held in June-September 2020 are postponed. ASUM will continue to monitor this evolving situation and hope to offer examinations and assessments in the last quarter of the year. Please refer to the Academic Calendar for more information.
Following discussions with the DMU committee, we have reviewed various options relating to practice in these unprecedented times. To provide guidance in relation to the DMU regulations and requirements to support both students and supervisors, we will accept the following inclusions in logbook submissions;
- Truncated examinations as they relate to COVID-19 and practice protocols, under supervision and performed between 11 March 2020 until present.
- Truncated examinations cannot exceed 10% of the entire logbook.
- Minimum standards for the CBA must be achieved. Candidates are encouraged to utilise appropriate cases completed within the last 9 months.
- Any concerns or 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 at email@example.com.