The PMCT teams are located in Hobart at the Royal Hobart Hospital, Launceston at Launceston General Hospital, and in the North West at the North West Regional Hospital and the Mersey Community Hospital. The Executive Team and Accreditation Manager are located in Hobart at the PMCT Head Office.
At the hospital-based sites the PMCT Team includes a Director of Clinical Training, Medical Education Advisor, Clinical Skills Educator and administration support staff, along with other specialist staff.
Directors of Clinical Training
Directors of Clinical Training (DCTs) are responsible for developing, coordinating and promoting the clinical training of junior medical offers (JMOs). DCTs work in association with others involved in the education of JMOs including the Medical Education Advisor, supervisors and senior staff.
DCTs play a major role in the planning, delivery and evaluation of JMO education, and provide advice on career options and professional development. They also facilitate feedback to JMOs about their performance, and liaise with Term Supervisors or senior THS staff regarding JMO issues.
An important part of the DCT’s role is to help support JMOs with special needs and performance issues, to ensure that effective strategies are implemented.
Medical Education Advisors
Medical Education Advisors (MEAs) are responsible for facilitating the continuing education of prevocational doctors (PGY1-PGY2+), with a focus on the PGY1 (Intern) cohort. MEAs work with DCTs and senior staff responsible for the supervision and education of prevocational doctors to maximise and promote teaching and learning for this group.
The role of the MEA is multi-faceted, and includes:
Assessing, evaluating and improving teaching and learning strategies for the junior doctor-in-training program
Ensuring that junior doctor educational activities are in accordance with the National Accreditation Standards, and the Junior Doctor Curriculum Framework (AJDCF)
Facilitating the provision of effective and timely feedback to junior doctors, particularly Interns, in relation to their performance consistent with the ACF Performance Appraisal framework; and
Promoting and supporting junior doctor welfare