National Forum 2014


The 2014 Australian and New Zealand Medical Education & Training Forum (ANZMET2014) will be held at the fabulous venue of Cypress Lakes in the Hunter Valley NSW.

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09-12 November 2014

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National Forum 2012


18-21 Nov 2012 

The 2012 Prevocational Medical Education Forum was hosted by the Postgraduate Medical Council of Western Australia, from 18-21 November 2012. The theme of the Forum is Diamonds and Pearls: Brilliance and Wisdom in Prevocational Education.

Western Australia evokes prestige and romance like diamonds and pearls. South Sea pearls from Broome and the world’s rarest pink diamonds from the vast Argyle diamond mine.

 The Forum opened with Samuel Shem (aka Prof Stephen Bergman) author of the intern’s bible, the satirical and ribald “The House of God”. It is 35 years since the Fat Man taught his raw recruits, including the Most Valuable Intern, his “Laws of the House” – Prof Bergman discussed how many of The Laws are relevant today?

The intern year was debated – its competencies and its prerequisites:

  • When is emergency medical care not an emergency term?
  • Assessment of the intern year – an apprenticeship or an education program
  • Healthy Leadership – rotations to develop our medical leaders
Dr Ross Roberts-Thompson reported on his Churchill fellowship. Prof Des Gorman and Hon Jim McGinty discussed the future of our medical training pipeline in Oceania. Dr Joanna Flynn from the Medical Board of Australia and the Chair of CPMEC,Prof Simon Wilcock came together with many new and innovative papers from our best and brightest.


IMG Subcommittee


The aim of the IMG Subcommittee is to provide education and support to IMGs working in public hospitals in Tasmania. It seeks to achieve this by identifying work issues affecting IMGs, assessing the training needs of IMGs and identifying where these needs are not met.

The Subcommittee also works to develop programs to enhance the professional skills of the IMGs, examines the relationship between various agencies involved in offering education and training opportunities to IMGs, and serves as a central coordinating body for IMGs in Tasmania. It is vital that IMG representatives from the hospital sites are involved.

Membership of IMG Subcommittee:
Membership comprises representatives from all hospital sites in Tasmania including:
- Directors of Clinical Training
- Medical Education Advisors
- IMG representatives from the North West Regional Hospital, Mersey Community Hospital, Launceston General Hospital and the Royal Hobart Hospital
- General Practice Training Tasmania Representative
- Medical Council Tasmania Representative
- Department of Health and Human Services Representative
- PMCT IMG Project Officer

The IMG Subcommittee meets four times each year with members meeting either face-to-face or via telephone or videoconference link.


If you are interested in joining or have any questions about the subcommittee, please contact:

Sandy McManus
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(03) 6222 8098

2013 Report of the IMG Subcommittee

Click here to read a brief report from the Chair 



Australian Curriculum Framework

The Australian Curriculum Frameword for Junior Doctors was developed under the auspices of CPMEC by a writing group of experienced clinicians and educators.

2009 saw the first major revision of the ACF since its launch in 2006.  The revision was undertaken by a subgroup of the National Steering Committee and Chaired by Dr Greg Keogh (National Project Director).  The revision involved widespread feedback from all stakeholder groups and has ensured that the ACF continues to be a contemporary document meeting the needs of the junior doctors and the wider community. 


ACF Booklet Front Cover  curriculum webpages

All queries can be directed to Ms Debbie Paltridge, National Project Coordinator for the project at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it