Purpose

To monitor and promote excellence in clinical training, support for junior medical staff, appropriate educational and learning experiences and effective supervision through accreditation of health services and the Intern Training Program, Intern posts and PGY2/3 terms to ensure the highest standards of patient safety and medical care.

Reporting

The PMCT Accreditation Committee reports to the PMCT Board

Membership

  • Chair Accreditation Committee
  • Deputy Chair Accreditation Committee
  • PMCT Deputy Chair
  • Director of Clinical Training
  • Junior Medical Officer
  • Medical Education
  • General Practice
  • Clinical representatives from North, North West and South
  • Representative from the Tasmanian Board of Medical Board of Australia
  • Representative from General Practice
  • University of Tasmania
  • Consumer representative
  • Other members co-opted as necessary.

While all above groups must be represented, the representative requirement may be met by individuals occupying more than one position.

Role and responsibilities

  • Undertake Intern accreditation functions delegated from the Australian Medical Council (AMC) and Medical Board of Australia (MBA)
  • Develop standards and criteria for intern accreditation in line with national accreditation standards and MBA requirements for intern registration, and be aware of national developments in the field
  • Periodically survey hospitals to ensure existing Intern terms comply with the Councils accreditation standards
  • Review new Intern terms and make recommendations about their accreditation status
  • Develop guidelines and tools to support the accreditation process
  • Develop policies relating to accreditation processes and to manage and monitor compliance with the policies
  • Communicate with stakeholders in relation to accreditation standards, policy and issues
  • Advise the PMCT Board on matter relevant to accreditation
  • Develop and undertake accreditation functions for PGY2/3 terms
  • Review all PMCT accreditation documents on a regular basis as deemed necessary
  • Liaise with other State and Territory Postgraduate Medical Councils regarding accreditation.

Conduct of meetings

  • Meetings are held four times a year and more often as required
  • Meetings are held via teleconference and in person
  • A quorum is at least 50% of members, plus the Chair
  • Members must be familiar and abide by the PMCT Code of Conduct Policy.

Conflict of Interest

  • Members with items of Conflict of Interest as asked to declare this at the commencement of the meeting and to absent themselves from the relevant item discussion
  • Members must be familiar with the PMCT Conflict of Interest Policy.

Publications

The following will be made available on the PMCT website:

  • Health services who meet the AMC and MBA accreditation standards
  • Intern terms that meet the AMC and MBA accreditation standards
  • Accreditation Standards, Guidelines and Policies
  • Accreditation Survey Tools