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COVID-19

Update

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Please note that the Postgraduate Medical Council of Victoria offices are currently closed, with our team working from home. 


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Accreditation

All formal PMCV accreditation assessments have been cancelled in 2020 (and deferred to 2021) which includes survey visits and the mid-cycle reviews. PMCV is seeking advice from the Medical Board of Australia regarding extensions to accreditation.

Accreditation documentation for new posts and changes to posts will also be reduced, although health services will still be expected to keep PMCV informed.

PMCV will continue to monitor health services to ensure intern and PGY2 training placements are appropriate in terms of clinical supervision and clinical learning to ensure junior doctor wellbeing and safe quality patient care.  This will include active liaison with health services to address existing conditions of accreditation, concerns or other issues as they arise.

The Accreditation Manager may be contacted on mlesueur@pmcv.com.au

Completion of Internship 2020

PMCV acknowledges that intern sick leave, redeployments etc. may impact on interns meeting core intern training requirements.

PMCV is currently unable to approve non-clinical home duties or changes to total number of weeks of core mandatory terms (defined by the Intern Registration Standard) however further advice from MBA/AMC is anticipated shortly.

Allocation and Placement Service (Computer Matching)

All Matches for positions commencing in 2021 are expected to proceed, hosted on the new Allocation and Placement Service website.
Health services are advised not to conduct face-to-face interviews and to explore digital avenues to promote and communicate with candidates regarding their available positions.

Radiology Registrar Match

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a decision has been made for postponement of the 2020 Victorian Radiology Registrar Match for 2021 positions. At this stage the Match is rescheduled to September 2020, however please note that this may change in the coming months. 

Basic Physician Training Year 3 (BPT3) Match

The BPT3 match dates have been re-scheduled to reflect the change to the RACP exams which will now be held in October 2020. Confirmation of dates will be published once the exams are scheduled.

Intern Match

PMCV are reviewing the application process for 2021 Victorian intern positions to minimise the burden on clinicians and health services during this time. Please do not prepare any application material, including references from consultants, until further notice, as the required information and the format of applications may be different to previous years’. Information will be distributed to students as soon as it is available.

Professional Development Programs

Planning is underway to determine dates for the next half of the year for TOTR 1 day and 2 day programs. For all queries, please contact the Education Manager (Laura Cotrone) on events@pmcv.com.au.