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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.


Attention: JMOs - 2020 Medical Training Survey closes soon

The 2020 Medical Training Survey will be closing at the end of September. Don't miss your chance to provide feedback on your experience of medical training this year.  Visit MedicalTrainingSurvey.gov.au to hear from your colleagues as to why it is important to do the Survey.  Check your email inbox for your Survey link from the Medical Board of Australia.  

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.


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