Welcome to PMCV
Now in its 16th year, the Postgraduate Medical Council of Victoria has been actively seeking ways to improve the educational and training opportunities available to support the welfare and career development of doctors who have recently graduated or commenced work in the Victorian health system. Through our work we aspire to promote safe, high quality and accessible healthcare and a sustainable, highly motivated and effective medical workforce.
The period between 2010 and 2012 provided challenges relating to the increase in number of prevocational trainees as a result of the expansion of the Victorian medical schools, a new national accreditation and registration scheme (from 1 July 2010), new pathways for the assessment and supervision of International Medical Graduates (IMGs) and implementation of national initiatives, such as the Australian Curriculum Framework for Junior Doctors.
Our ongoing challenges include:
An increasing number of national and Victorian medical graduates, with further intern growth to 2018, requiring training positions in a greater range of alternative settings and increased supervisor capacity.
Increased difficulty, due to the larger medical cohort of JMOs progressing through the training system, with JMOs seeking support with career planning, as well as specific support programs for those with exceptional circumstances.
Development of national and state bodies to co-ordinate and integrate medical postgraduate training, e.g. Victorian Medical Education and Planning Group (MEPG), and Health Workforce Australia’s National Medical Training Advisory Network (NMTAN).
An increasingly national approach to intern placement.
The introduction, from 2014, of a national registration standard for internship and national framework for intern accreditation.
Changing health service demand for International Medical Graduates, with reduced focus on health service prevocational positions.
We look forward to meeting these challenges and working with our stakeholders on these important issues.
2015 National Pre-Vocational Medical Education & Training Forum: 12 - 15 October - Save the date!!!
The 2015 National Pre-Vocational Medical Education & Training Forum will be hosted by the Northern Territory Postgraduate Medical Council and held in Darwin from 12-15 October 2015.
The forum’s theme of `Integrate, Innovate, Inspire’, aims to create opportunities for discussion to align and build on approaches to medical education across Australia, New Zealand and internationally.
For further information: www.prevocationalforum2015.com
Professional Development Programs 2015
Expressions of Interest are open for the 2015 PMCV Professional Development Programs: Teaching on the Run (TOTR) and Professional Development Program for Registrars (PDPR). We have finalised all program dates for the coming year to assist with planning and organisation.
Hitting the Ground Running (HTGR)-Centralised IMG Orientation Program Schedule 2015
This program is open to International Medical Graduates employed or about to commence employment within the Australian health system (Hospital-based - HMO to Registrar level and General Practice).
Schedule of programs 2015:
The first 2-day HTGR program for 2015 has been scheduled for:
Thursday 12 February - Friday 13 February (REGISTRATION OPEN)
Please note: further dates for 2015 programs will be finalised and advertised in the New Year.