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PGY2


Postgraduate year 2 is the second year of practice following graduation as a doctor.  This year is an important year for consolidating competencies and taking time to consider future career options.

In 2003, the Medical Training and Review Panel in their publication "National Training and Assessment Guidelines for Junior Medical Doctors" stated that "The second postgraduate year (PGY2) should not be viewed in isolation from the postgraduate year 1 (PGY1). PGY1 and PGY2 should provide continuous learning opportunities with PGY2 allowing for greater independence, flexibility in terms, encouragement to accept greater responsibility and to be anactive participant in the learning process. The Medical Training Review Panel has highlighted the need for medical practitioners to have balanced and generalist orientation to their first two postgraduate years which will allow them to access vocational training offered by medical colleges."

In NSW, junior doctors in PGY1 and PGY2 have a two year contract whilst in other states contracts are on a yearly basis.  Most PMCs undertake accreditation activities for their PGY2 placements as well as their intern placements with the exception of QPMC and NTPMC.