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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.

2018 CPMEC Award Winners Announced

The winners of the 2018 CPMEC Australia and New Zealand Junior Doctor of the Year and Clinical Educator of the Year Awards were announced during the 2018 national Australia & New Zealand Prevocational Medical Education Forum held at the Melbourne Convention Centre on Wednesday 14 November. 

Dr Jasmin Korbl (WA) was the recipient of the Junior Doctor of the Year Award and Dr Lucy Kilshaw (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 outgoing CPMEC Chair Prof Richard Tarala.

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

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.

Communicating Risk

The Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care has developed a 2 hour open access e-learning module entitled 'Helping Patients Make Informed Decisions: Communicating benefits and risks'. This module is aimed at supporting clinicians to develop and refine effective communication skills with patients regarding the discussion of the advantages and risks of available treatment options.

This module can be accessed via this link: http://safetyandquality.gov.au/communicatingrisk/