The MEDSAC mentoring programme for doctors helps support your progress towards accreditation after initial training.
When you join the programme you are paired with an experienced MEDSAC-accredited doctor, who will review your next four cases and offer feedback, advice and support.
You should then be ready to apply for initial accreditation, - which will give you the following benefits:
- It is evidence of your “expert” status in the field of sexual assault forensic examinations.
- GPs who apply for accreditation or reaccreditation can claim 10 points for this process, which counts as a Continuous Quality Improvement Activity (audit). Or, for those who are RACP MyCPD participants, this activity qualifies for up to three credits per hour (so keep a record of the number of hours spent completing your application).
- MEDSAC Accreditation is a requirement to be able to work under the Sexual Abuse Assessment and Treatment Service (SAATS) Contract.
To be eligible to join the Mentoring Programme you need to:
- Have done two supervised cases
- Be working in a SAAT service
When you have completed two supervised cases, contact the office to arrange to join the programme.