AMC Accreditation 2017


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In 2017 RACS underwent an assessment of its surgical training programs as part of an accreditation by the Australian Medical Council (AMC) and the Medical Council of New Zealand (MCNZ). 

RACS was assessed for performance against 10 accreditation standards, with enhanced focus on trainee wellbeing, patient safety, Indigenous health, and continuous professional development and IMG assessment.  Community expectations were also an important reference point.

The AMC presented its preliminary findings in June to the RACS Council and its final report in December 2017.  The AMC accreditation noted that it is reasonably satisfied that the education, training and the continuing professional development programs of RACS substantially meet the accreditation standards.  RACS was commended for its achievements in relation to its education and professional development programs since the last AMC assessment and was granted accreditation for another four years.  RACS will report annually on progress against 35 conditions.

The Medical Council of New Zealand has received the AMC's final report, which will be considered at their next  Education Committee meeting in March.  A final decision from the MCNZ is expected in April 2018.  

Read the full report: AMC Accreditation Response to RACS 2017