31 May 2015
The absence of structure in post-graduate years onwards is noted
by our College. Whilst CPMEC discussed accreditation standards for
training over the years PGY2 to PGY4 several years ago, that has
not led to any meaningful framework for junior doctors in their
Reduced working hours and lack of structure in these years are
thought to be associated with a less organised and less easily
measured progression of the early medical career. Selection into
post-graduate medical training programs is a complex subject.
RACS has developed its JDocs curriculum framework to hopefully
provide significant structure for professional development in the
early post-graduate years. We are optimistic that this will provide
a useful resource for the prevocational doctors of Australia in the
years to come.