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.



2016 National Pre-Vocational Medical Education Forum: 6 - 9 November. Save the date!!!

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The 2016 National Pre-Vocational Medical Education Forum will be hosted by the Postgraduate Medical Education Council of Tasmania and held in Hobart  from 6-9 November 2016.

For further information: www.prevocationalforum2016.com

Event Calendar

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Feedback Tool-kit

A Feedback Tool-Kit for supervisors has been developed and will be available in December.  Prior to the publication of the tool-kit, a nuts & bolts summary has been prepared.

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PMCV Website Survey

Let us know how our website is performing in relation to content, functionality, search options, ease of navigation, appearance, etc… via this quick survey

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PMCV Research Incentive Grant 2016

The PMCV will again offer a Research Incentive Grant in 2016 to assist developing researchers to undertake research in the field of prevocational medical education.

Submission closing date: 27 November 2015

Further Information

Submission Template

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).

Programs for 2016:

Program dates for 2016 will be advertised shortly.