Otago Medical School collaborates with other institutions on large scale research projects. These include the Medical Schools Outcomes Database (MSOD), in conjunction with the University of Auckland and Health Workforce New Zealand, and CAPLE, in partnership with Otago Polytechnic.
Medical Schools Outcomes Database (MSOD)
Begun in 2005 under the auspices of the Medical Deans Australia and New Zealand, since 2007 the Universities of Otago and Auckland have worked with the support of Health Workforce New Zealand to collect information from medical students' demographics and career intentions and influences on entering medical school, and then at intervals after graduation. This data is used to explore student training pathways to guide curriculum development and in developing more accurate information for future medical workforce planning.
CAPLE: Creating a Positive Learning Environment
Coordinated by Otago's Bioethics Centre, the CAPLE project aims to work with clinical staff to improve teaching and learning, and the overall clinical workplace atmosphere to make a positive environment for learning for all.