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Principal Officers Committee 

The Principal Officers Committee comprises the key Executive Officer of each member PMC or equivalent agency.

The role of the Principal Officers’ Committee is to:

  • Foster communication between PMCs and the Confederation
  • Foster collaboration between PMCs with respect to policy, operational and workforce matters.
  • Manage the Junior Doctor of the Year awards and any other awards approved by the Board
  • Identify projects with the collaborative potential to improve efficiency of the Confederation and its members
  • Indentify proposals to enhance the national profile of the Confederation and prevocational training in general
  • Provide support to smaller PMC members

 The Principal Officers Committee meets on at least four occasions per annum. 

Australasian Junior Medical Officers’ Committee (AJMOC)

AJMOC represents the interests of prevocational doctors from Australia and NZ. Its focus is on educational, supervision and training needs of prevocational doctors. There is representation from each Australian state and territory and from New Zealand. 

History of the AJMOC
The establishment of AJMOC arose from a resolution from the 2007 JMO Forum held in Sydney.  This was reinforced by the JMO Forum in 2008 in Hobart. CPMEC agreed to take on the secretariat role of coordinating the work of the AJMOC from early 2010. 

Roles of AJMOC

  1. Organize the annual JMO Forum held as part of the annual Prevocational Forum
  2. Foster communication between JMOs & CPMEC
  3. Foster collaboration between JMO Forums and other stakeholders with respect to policy matters.
  4. Identify projects with the collaborative potential to improve the education and training of JMOs
  5. Contribute to enhancing the national and trans-Tasman profile of the CPMEC, PMCs, and prevocational training in general.
  6. Provide support to smaller JMO Forums.

 Annual JMO Forum
A key activity of AJMOC is the organisation of the annual JMO Forum held as part of the annual Australasian Prevocational Forum. Since 2010, AJMOC has been producing a report on the resolutions adopted at the JMO Forum. Click here for: 

2010 JMO Forum Resolution

2011 JMO Forum Resolutions

2012 JMO Forum Resolutions

2013 JMO Forum Resolutions

2014 JMO Forum Resolutions

2016 JMO Forum Resolutions

Australasian Directors of Clinical Training Committee (ADCTC)

A report from the Directors of Clinical Training Forum at the 2009 Prevocational Forum on the Gold Coast had recommended that an Australasian DCT Committee be established. This was taken up by the CPMEC in December 2009 and a trans-Tasman group was set up. The inaugural meeting of the ADCTC was convened on 19 March 2010.
 
Terms of Reference for the ADCTC:
  1. Help shape the agenda for the Australasian DCT Forum held during the annual Prevocational Forum
  2. Provide a vehicle for DCT inputs on prevocational medical education and training issues and act as a conduit between DCTs and the CPMEC
  3. Identify projects that could enhance the effectiveness of junior doctor training
  4. Promote networking, collaboration and sharing of resources nationally amongst DCTs
  5. Ensure that each jurisdiction is represented on the Australasian Committee

Frequency of Meetings
It was agreed that the ADCTC would have a maximum of two teleconferences between the annual Prevocational Forum meetings that would be supplemented by emails and other briefings as required. CPMEC would be the secretariat for the Committee.

Areas of Interest
The inaugural meeting identified four key broad areas of interest to DCTs:

  • The role of the PGY2 year
  • National assessment of JMOs
  • Professional Development of DCTs
  • Defining, teaching and assessing professionalism

 It was further agreed that priority areas for future meetings be convened annually. The Committee has continued to grow in strength and one of the key outcomes from the 2011 DCT workshop held in Auckland, New Zealand was the production, for the first time, of a report of the proceedings of the meeting. This report is available (click here).

Australasian Medical Education Officers’ Committee (AMEOC)

CPMEC agreed to the establishment an Australasian MEO Committee to promote a more coordinated approach to the development of the agenda for the annual MEO Workshop held in conjunction with the annual Prevocational Forum. CPMEC provides secretariat services as required to support the AMEOC. CPMEC website also hosts a webpage with information about the AMEOC and to promote knowledge sharing amongst members. 

AMEOC acts as a conduit between MEOs and CPMEC, provides an annual national MEO report at the Forum to CPMEC, and gathers representative MEO information on medical education issues as required. AMEOC meets up to 4 times a year via teleconferences and face-to-face during the annual Forum.
 
Functions of AMEOC:

  • Prepare agenda for the MEO Workshop held in conjunction with the annual Prevocational Forum
  • Promote networking and sharing of resources amongst prevocational medical educators in Australia and New Zealand
  • Ensure MEOs have input on national and trans-Tasman medical education issues
  • Identify and collaborate on research initiatives
 Membership:
  • Each CPMEC member is entitled to nominate a Medical Educator to represent their State (including New Zealand).        
  • The nominee representing the jurisdiction hosting the annual Forum is normally the Chair of the AMEOC

Prevocational Medical Accreditation Network (PMAN)

The PMAN group in CPMEC promotes nationally consistent approaches to the accreditation of prevocational medical education and training using a highly consultative approach. It has developed a strong culture of active knowledge sharing on current prevocational accreditation policies and practices. 

Current areas of focus for the PMAN are:

  • Monitoring current work being undertaken by the AMC to develop a national accreditation framework for prevocational medical education and training and providing informed advice
  • Sharing knowledge of prevocational accreditation policies, practices, procedures, and related initiatives
  • Monitoring the implementation of the Prevocational Medical Accreditation Framework (PMAF)
  • Promoting streamlined approaches to postgraduate medical accreditation processes
  • Developing consensus statements on key issues in prevocational medical education and training
  • Making recommendations and providing general advice to CPMEC Board on current and future developments in prevocational accreditation
  • Reviewing any relevant reports undertaken of medical accreditation processes locally and internationally
 The current PMAN Chair is Prof Richard Tarala of PMCWA.