PMCT is committed to patient safety and junior doctor health and well-being, and to this end employs staff at each of Tasmania's public hospitals to ensure the appropriate education, supervision and support for prevocational doctors in the hospital system. PMCT teams are located at each hospital-based site, and work closely with the Tasmanian Health Service staff.
PMCT ensures that prevocational medical doctors receive high quality education, training, assessment and support by undertaking accreditation of intern training programs in health services and training posts for junior doctors in Tasmania.
PMCT is responsible for the education of junior doctors (JMOs) in their early postgraduate years (PGY1 to PGY3), and has a strong interest in the promotion of quality improvement in junior doctor training. PMCT also has a role in the education and support of International Medical Graduates working in Tasmanian public hospitals.
We are a not-for-profit organisation, which is independent of the Tasmanian Department of Health (DoH), but which receives the majority of its funding from this Department.
PMCT is an active participant in the Confederation of Postgraduate Medical Councils in Australia (CPMEC) thus facilitating close collaboration between the States and Territories in early postgraduate medical education.
CPMEC is the key forum for prevocational medical education and training matters in Australia and New Zealand. CPMEC actively liaises with other key stakeholders in the prevocational medical education landscape across Australia and New Zealand.