MALT for IMGs

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Find a surgeon

The Find a Surgeon directory is a listing of active Fellows of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons who meet the requirements of the College's Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Program and have opted to be on the list. This list excludes retired or inactive Fellows.

 

MALT has been launched to IMGs in all specialties.

The following shows the requirements as prescribed by the Board of Surgical Education and Training.

In addition, for General Surgery IMGs, the Board in General Surgery has produced instructions on logbook recording and submission, outlining their requirements for IMGs.

Usage

Mandatory for IMGs commencing from 1 January 2013, under clinical assessment.

Supervisors

MALT uses the terms Nominated Supervisor and Alternate Supervisor.
MALT Nominated Supervisor is one of the IMGs current Overseers (FRACS).
MALT Alternate Supervisor is the surgeon in theatre with the IMG.

The Nominated Supervisor can be changed during the assessment period. The Nominated Supervisor is responsible for approving all cases.

Nominated and Alternate Supervisors can login to MALT to view an IMG logbook at any time, and add comments to cases.

Hospitals

Record cases done in all hospitals (both accredited and unaccredited).

Approval Process

Cases move through a workflow progression of "Draft" to "For Review" to "Approved": 

  1. Fill in and save the case (Draft).
  2. Once you are satisfied that the case is complete and accurate, refer to Nominated Supervisor (For Review).
  3. Nominated Supervisors are automatically notified of cases awaiting review, in accordance with the email preferences setup on their MALT Account page. Supervisors should review these cases and, where they are satisfied that the case is complete and accurate, approve (Approved).

At the end of each quarter, the Department of IMG Assessments will generate Logbook Summary Reports (and other custom reports if relevant) for IMGs in all specialties except General Surgery. 

General Surgery IMGs will need to print the Logbook Summary Report themselves and submit to General Surgeons Australia along with the forms for MOPS, Fellowship Examination Preparation and Sentinel Events.

Procedures

IMGs are required to log all operative procedures. A case may have multiple procedures.

All IMG Logbooks are being moved to SNOMED CT-AU progressively throughout 2016.

Non-SNOMED CT-AU Logbooks

Procedure lists are set by each Specialty Board, not the MALT team. If a specific procedure is not in the provided list, it may be recorded as "Other" where this is an option. 

General Surgery (PDF 216 KB)

SNOMED CT-AU Logbooks

These logbooks utilise the SNOMED CT-AU reference set with Board Reporting Terms (bolded in MALT) determined by each Specialty Board. See list below for Board Reporting Terms in your specialty.

Cardiothoracic Surgery (PDF 575 KB)
Neurosurgery (PDF 605 KB)
Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery (PDF 300 KB)
Orthopaedic Surgery  (PDF 642 KB)
Paediatric Surgery (PDF 312 KB)
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (PDF 619 KB)
Urology (PDF 348 KB)
Vascular Surgery (PDF 297 KB)

The MALT Logbook Summary Report and any other Training Board Reports will show procedure counts for Board Reporting Terms only. A report listing ALL procedures can be generated via the MALT Custom Report Tool, All Procedures Logged Report tab; however, this report is not valid for submission to the IMG Department.

If you cannot find the procedure you want to enter, click on the 'Can't Find My Procedure' option on the data entry screen and send the name of the procedure to MALT staff.

Rotation Periods

Rotation periods are deactivated at a set date, after which no further cases can be entered. 

ROTATION PERIOD START DATE END DATE DEACTIVATION DATE
Q4 2016 1 November 2016 31 January 2017 14 February 2017
Q1 2017 1 February 2017 30 April 2017 14 May 2017
Q2 2017 1 May 2017 31 July 2017 14 August 2017
Q3 2017 1 August 2017 31 October 2017 14 November 2017
Q4 2017 1 November 2017 31 January 2018 14 February 2018

Access MALT

MALT is accessed via the College website. 

Log in by clicking on the Portfolio icon in the top right-hand corner of any webpage. Enter your College username and password.

From your Portfolio Dashboard, click on any of the 'My Logbook' icons to be directed to MALT. Alternatively, select the Portfolio 'My Audits' tab and then click the Morbidity Audit and Logbook Tool (MALT) icon.

Support

User guides and documentation

Helpdesk

Telephone: +61 8 8219 0939
Email: malt@surgeons.org