Australian Health Ministers Advisory Council, Review of Medical Intern Training


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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 prevocational years.

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.