Upholding Accreditation Standards
in Healthcare

– to support Junior Medical Officers in their early careers

It’s important that Junior Medical Officers (JMOs) undergo the best training possible in their early careers to ensure their success in the future. It’s also important to provide a safe and well-supervised environment for JMOs to learn in.  

Unfortunately, when Accreditation standards aren’t upheld, JMOs suffer the consequences, which may include poor supervision, unpaid overtime, and insufficient teaching time. This is why the public health accreditation process is so important. 

PMCV is approved as an Intern training accreditation authority by the Medical Board of Australia and is required by the Department of Health to quality review Postgraduate Year Two (PGY2) programs and posts. 

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Upcoming survey visits

Eastern Health / Epworth Eastern

Eastern Health / Epworth Eastern

May 31 @ 8:00 am - June 2 @ 5:00 pm

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Northern Health Survey Visit

Northern Health Survey Visit

June 7 @ 8:00 am - June 9 @ 5:00 pm

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What goes into accrediting medical programs?

Accreditation is the process in which an Intern Accreditation authority oversees the training programs that JMOs participate in to ensure that they continue to support effective training outcomes and promote safe patient care and junior doctor wellbeing. 

In Victoria, all Intern training programs and posts must be accredited by PMCV, and all PGY2 programs and posts must be reviewed by PMCV. This process involves concurrent Accreditation Survey Visits at least every four years as well as Accreditation progress reviews during the Accreditation period. 

PMCV enforces Accreditation Standards in healthcare, and if the required JMO Accreditation Standards aren’t met, PMCV steps in to ensure that the relevant Health Services address the issue and implement change. 

The PMCV Accreditation Program aims to promote excellence in prevocational medical clinical training, appropriate education and learning experiences, effective supervision of and appropriate support for Junior Doctors, and quality and safety of patient care. 

Help us improve Public Health Accreditation

– Participate in the JMO Accreditation Surveys

Whilst we review all JMO posts on a regular schedule to ensure that Health Services are meeting accreditation standards for Junior Doctor training, we encourage JMOs to come forward with feedback at any time. This will allow us to act much more quickly and work together with JMOs to create change within their Health Service. 

All survey responses are dealt confidentially and anonymously. We recommend completing the survey on a laptop or desktop computer (if you can) rather than on mobile. 

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Information for JMOs and Health Services

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What we do

The Postgraduate Medical Council of Victoria actively seeks ways to improve the educational and training available to support the welfare and career development of doctors, nurses, and allied health professionals who have recently graduated or commenced work in Victoria.