Welcome to PMCV
Now in its 14th 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.
2014 Australasian Prevocational Forum: 9-12 November - Save the date!!!
The 2014 Australian & New Zealand Medical Education & Training Forum 2014 (ANZMET 2014), incorporating the National Prevocational Medical Education Forum 2014, will be hosted by the Health Education & Training Institute (HETI) and held in the Hunter Valley, NSW from 9-12 November 2014.
The theme of the Forum is Outcomes: Recipes for Success.
For further information: www.anzmet2014.com.au
Indigenous Cultural Awareness Workshop
This training provides cultural awareness education for Victorian health professionals and educators that:
- includes an overview of the key issues relevant to the development of a culturally safe health service environment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
- leads to an increase in culturally safe and sensitive practice amongst health care professionals
Date: 8 April 2014
Time: 6.00pm - 8.00pm
PMCV Symposium 2014
Save the Date!
The 2014 PMCV Symposium will be held on 9 May and hosted by Barwon Health.
Revision of the MEO Position Description
The PMCV and stakeholder groups have recently revised the Position Description Guidelines for Medical Education Officers working in Victorian hospitals. The PD is available on the PMCV website
Hitting the Ground Running (HTGR)-Centralised IMG Orientation Program Schedule 2014
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).
The following dates have now been scheduled for the 2-day HTGR programs for 2014:
Thursday 27 March – Friday 28 March
Wednesday 4 June – Thursday 5 June
Monday 4 August – Tuesday 5 August
Wednesday 8 October – Thursday 9 October
Wednesday 17 December – Thursday 18 December