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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.


Vale Professor Geoff Dahlenburg, OAM

At its meeting in June 2020, the CPMEC Board noted the recent passing of Professor Geoff Dahlenburg OAM, former Dean, Faculty of Medicine from 1986-1990, University of Adelaide, and second chair of CPMEC from 2000-2002, and acknowledged his sterling contribution in steering the development of prevocational medical education in Australia, and in administering CPMEC.

2019 CPMEC Award National Winners Announced

The national winners of the 2019 CPMEC Australia and New Zealand Junior Doctor of the Year and Clinical Educator of the Year Awards were announced at the Gala Dinner during the 2019 Australia & New Zealand Prevocational Medical Education Forum held in Canberra on Tuesday 29 October. 

The recipient of the Junior Doctor of the Year Award was Dr Sanjay Joseph (NT) and Dr David Forster (WA) received the Clinical Educator of the Year Award. The winners of the CPMEC award are determined by inputs from all Postgraduate Medical Councils (or equivalent agencies). The awards were presented by the CPMEC Dr Claire Blizard.

Click on each winner's name to find out more about the recipient.

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Jurisdiction awardees with Dr Claire Blizard, Chair of CPMEC, at the 2019 ANZPME Forum

 


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


Mandatory Notifications

The introduction of new legislative amendments in early 2020 mean there will be some changes to mandatory notification responsibilities for registered health practitioners treating other health practitioners as patients. The aim of these changes is to give practitioners confidence to seek health care when they need it, without fearing a mandatory notification.  A health condition is not enough to trigger a mandatory condition. 

The Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and National Boards are working together with the health professions to help registered health practitioners, including students, better understand mandatory notifications and feel confident seeking support for their health and wellbeing.  

Find out more by going to the website of the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency, www.ahpra.gov.au/mandatorynotifications