In April 2020, the Student Support Network was established for faculty across the 23 medical schools in Australia and New Zealand. It was realised as a key initiative as we traversed the unprecedented times of the pandemic to ensure those who supported students were also cared for.
Over a period of 8 months the network met every week and were able to share resources and navigate the issues that faced their students and address the matters raised within the survey with united dedication and willingness to share and be collaborative
It was imperative during the crisis to have a peer support network, a community of practice. This session will highlight the benefits of a network that continues to meet every 4 weeks and share best practices and contribute to and make recommendations to Medical Deans.