MALT for IMGs

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MALT has been launched to IMGs in all specialties.

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

Usage

Mandatory for IMGs, 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.

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

Cardiothoracic Surgery 
Neurosurgery
Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery
Orthopaedic Surgery
Paediatric Surgery
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Urology 
Vascular Surgery 

General Surgery has moved to a SNOMED list from Q1 2018.

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.

Please select the procedure that is the closest description of the procedure you have performed.

If you need asistance you can use the  'Can't Find My Procedure' option on the data entry screen.  A MALT team member will respond with suggestions from the board approved terms.

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 2018 1 November 2018 31 January 2019 15 February 2019
Q1 2019 1 February 2019 30 April 2019 15 May 2019
Q2 2019 1 May 2019 31 July 2019 15 August 2019
Q3 2019 1 August 2019 31 October 2019 15 November 2019
Q4 2019 1 November 2019 31 January 2020 15 February 2020

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