Optional as a self-assessment tool for those subscribed to JDocs.
The JDocs subscription will be processed overnight. The following day JDocs are allocated a logbook to record their surgical exposure/experience.
When the twelve-month subscription period expires, access to MALT and other website resources will cease, unless the subscription is renewed or the user progresses to a Surgical Trainee program. If you choose not to continue subscription, your case data can be extracted prior to access being suspended.
MALT uses the terms Nominated Supervisor and Alternate Supervisor. Supervisors can view cases for the JDocs they are supervising and can provide comments on specific cases.
Nominated Supervisor: Only one Nominated Supervisor can be selected. JDocs may not have a supervisor and are therefore able to select "N/A Supervisor" from the list of available names.
Alternate Supervisor(s): Can be anyone from the surgical unit that is present in theatre.
Note: RACS does not allocate Supervisors to JDocs as part of the JDocs program.
As the JDocs logbook supplements the JDocs framework, there is not a list of procedures that are required to be completed. The basic and intermediate constructs as outlined in the Essential Surgical Skills (PDF 1.15MB) are provided as preferred terms.
For cases where more than one surgical procedure has been undertaken, MALT allows multiple procedures to be recorded.
Workflow and reporting
As the JDoc logbook is used as a self-assessment tool, it does not require electronic supervisor approval. The JDocs logbook cases move through a workflow progression of "Draft" to "Completed":
- Fill in and save the case (Draft).
- Cases can be marked as Complete (Completed).
- The Logbook Summary Report (LSR) and the Non-Board reporting Terms report can be generated from the reports section in MALT.
The LSR lists counts for all procedures that are considered Basic Constructs as outlined in the College’s JDocs Essential Surgical Skills document. The Non-Board reporting terms report documents all other procedure counts. A range of other reports are also available from your MALT My Reports screen.
Accessing MALT and support
MALT access and support documentation can be found in the links below.