Accreditation is the process in which a Postgraduate Year 1 (PGY1) Accreditation authority oversees the training programs that prevocational doctors participate in to ensure that they continue to support effective training outcomes and promote safe patient care and junior doctor wellbeing.
In Victoria, all PGY1 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 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 prevocational doctors, and quality and safety of patient care.