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Welcome to CPMEC

This website provides information about the Confederation of Postgraduate Medical Education Councils (CPMEC) and key developments in prevocational medical education and training matters in Australia and New Zealand. Clinical educators, junior doctors, clinical supervisors, medical students, medical education staff  and other stakeholders in prevocational medical education will find the site useful. It also provides links to Postgraduate Medical Councils (PMCs) or the equivalent body in Australia and New Zealand, as well as other peak bodies.

 CPMEC Awards 2021 

The mission statement of the Confederation of Postgraduate Medical Education Councils (CPMEC) includes the promotion of ‘excellence in prevocational training and recognise outstanding contributions’.  Each year CPMEC recognises both junior doctors and clinical educators across Australia and New Zealand who have made valuable contributions to prevocational medical education and training through two Awards: 

  • Junior Doctor of the Year and
  • Clinical Educator of the Year.

These awards are presented at the annual Australian and New Zealand Prevocational Medical Education Forum.

Nominations for the two Awards have a two tiered structure:  jurisdictional winners are selected for the awards by each Postgraduate Medical Council (PMC) or equivalent and the overall winner for each award is then selected by a small judging panel.  CPMEC will only accept one nomination for each Award from each PMC for that year. 

Please contact your jurisdiction http://www.cpmec.org.au/Page/about-cpmec-postgraduate-medical-councils for further information about the CPMEC Awards. 

 25th Australian & New Zealand Prevocational Medical Education Forum - 18-19 October 2021


This Forum  will be held virtually over two days 

                    Day One: Monday 18 October, 12.30pm (NZDT) to 5.00pm (NZDT) - 10.30am -3.00pm AEDT

                   Day two: Tuesday  19 October, 1.00pm (NZDT) to 5.00pm (NZDT)  -  11.00am -3.00pm AEDT

The main theme of the Forum is:  ‘Travelling forward together – He waka eke noa’ with three complimentary themes of:  Transitions and innovations, Health equity and cultural safety, Professionalism and intern wellbeing. 

Call for Abstracts

There is a call for abstracts of 300 words which must be submitted electronically – closing date is 30 June.  Abstracts may cover any topic related to the training of interns, medical education and patient care, however preference will be given to abstracts that relate to the three themes above.  

Further details available on the Forum website.  www.prevocationalforum2021.com

AJMOF Resolutions 2017-2019 Released

The Australasian Junior Medical Officer's Committee (AJMOC) of CPMEC has released the November 2018 Australasian Junior Medical Officer's Forum (AJMOF) Resolutions. 

 Click here to view.

Guide to social media and medical professionalism

This revised guide will help ensure the medical profession can enjoy using social media while maintaining the standards of ethical and professional conduct expected by the profession and wider community.

The guide is endorsed by the Australian Medical Association and its Council of Doctors in Training, the New Zealand Medical Association, the New Zealand Medical Students’ Association, and the Australian Medical Students’ Association.

Click here to view the revised guide: https://ama.com.au/article/social-media-and-medical-profession