The Postgraduate Medical Education Council of Tasmania is the organisation responsible for prevocational medical education in Tasmania. Prevocational doctors are those who have not yet commenced vocational training with a college (usually doctors in their first 2-3 years post qualification). We also have a role in the education and support of International Medical Graduates working in Tasmanian public hospitals.
We are a not-for-profit organisation, which is independent of the Department of Health, but which receives the majority of its funding from the Department of Health and Human Services.
The PMCT is responsible for the education of doctors in their early postgraduate years (PGY1 to PGY3) and the accreditation of training sites and training posts for junior doctors in Tasmania.
The PMCT employs staff at each Hospital to ensure the appropriate education, supervision and support for prevocational doctors in the hospital system.
The PMCT is also an active participant in the Confederation of Postgraduate Medical Councils in Australia, thus facilitating close collaboration between the States in early postgraduate medical education.