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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.

>>>>>>>>> 2017 CPMEC Award Winners Announced

The winners of the 2017 CPMEC Clinical Educator of the Year and the Junior Doctor of the Year Awards were announced during the official dinner of the 2017 Medical Education and Training Forum held at the Royal International Convention Centre, Brisbane on Tuesday 14 November 2017. 

Dr Jonathan Albrett (NZ) was the recipient of the Clinical Educator of the Year Award and Dr Samantha Iannella (SA) received the Junior Doctor 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 CPMEC Chair Prof Richard Tarala.

More information to follow.

November 2017 AJMOF Resolutions Released<<<<<


The Australasian Junior Medical Officer's Committee (AJMOC) of CPMEC has just released the November 2017 Australasian Junior  Medical Officer's Forum (AJMOF) Resolutions. 

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 CPMEC's Role Emphasised by Prevocational Medical Education Stakeholders 

The contributions of CPMEC in promoting national consistency in prevocational training and providing support  to junior doctors, their supervisors and medical educators were repeatedly emphasised at the 20th Medical Education & Training Forum. Of concern to stakeholders was the inequitable situation where the Federal Government was prepared to spend $10 miilion annually to provide internships for international students graduating from Australian medical schools which contrasted with their outright refusal to provide any support to CPMEC which supports domestic medical graduates. This lack of support extended to the annual prevocational Forum from 2014. This was sending a very negative signal to Australian resident graduates.