JMO Forum Victoria

Date of next meeting:

2 March 2017

PMCV Offices Level 8, 533 Little Lonsdale Street

JMO Forum - Who are we and what do we do?

The JMO Forum is a group of junior medical officers whose goals are to examine issues affecting professional development, training needs and the welfare of other JMOs.

Since its inauguration 10 years ago, the JMO Forum has grown and achieved many accomplishments that contribute to the wellbeing and interests of junior doctors in Victoria. These include representation from 20 hospital networks, review, evaluation and development of practical resources for JMOs, PGY2 education programs, professionalism competencies for junior doctors and development of online learning resources, to name a few.

The specific goals of the JMO Forum are detailed in the forum charter and are realised by members of the JMO Forum, comprising wholly of JMOs and supported by representatives from PMCV.

Download JMO Forum Charter>>

The JMO Forum booklet has been developed in collaboration with Victorian JMOs and sets out the strategic issues identified by Victorian JMOs, the supports available to JMOs and the JMO Forum events for 2016.


Download 2016 JMO Forum Booklet >>


JMO Forum Portfolios

The aims of the Education portfolio include advocating for all prevocational doctors to have access to protected teaching time and adequate orientation, as well as inherently developing to be both learners and teachers.

The objectives of the Accreditation portfolio are to advocate for high accreditation standards of all prevocational positions and increase the involvement of JMOs in this process by promoting participation in JMO Surveyor/Accreditation Training.

Our Welfare project focuses on improving factors that can negatively impact on JMOs’ wellbeing.

JMOs are represented on the PMCV Workforce Subcommittee and other work groups to advocate for the Victorian JMO Forum Workforce Strategic Issues

In conjunction with the PMCV website officer, provide advice on the content of the JMO Forum pages on the PMCV website and assist with any policy development in relation to the JMO Forum Facebook presence and provide advice on any changes to JMO Forum Facebook page.

In conjunction with PMCV Chief Executive Officer, review and update the Victorian JMO Forum Booklet (annual by November) and prepare content of JMO Forum reports.


2016 Executive Committee

Chair: Kerry Jewell                                           Deputy Chair: Liz Wyatt                    Secretary: Valerie Co

Kerry Jewell Chair                   liz wyatt dep chair                  Valerieweb2015


Education: Miranda Norquay                       Accreditation: Kate Gazzard              Welfare: Thomas Dickenson and Seb Belfrage

                                                                    Kate Gazzard web


Workforce: Brianna Hatswell                      Website/IT: Una Pak                                    BAD: Jacob Schulter

Brianna Hatswell 2016             Unaweb2015          Jacob Schluter 2016


Professionalism: Michael Fernando

The JMO Forum meets four times a year. The dates for 2017 will be advertised once finalised.

Everyone is welcome to attend.


2016 Projects
This year we are focused on 7 projects. They are:

1.    Help for junior doctors
2.    JMO Forum back catalogue
3.    Extracurricular Activities for JMOs
4.    Perspective from Regional and Rural Representatives
5.    Bringing the JMO Forum Online
6.    Overtime Culture
7.    Scenario-based Professionalism Discussions for Junior Doctors.

For more detailed information on the current projects click here >>

For current vacancies please click here >>