To promote excellence in clinical training, appropriate educational and learning experiences and effective supervision through accreditation of health services and Intern and PGY2/3 terms to ensure the highest standards of patient safety and medical care.
The PMCT Accreditation Committee reports to the PMCT Board
- Chair or Deputy Chair,PMCT
- Director of Clinical Training
- Junior Medical Officer
- Medical Education
- 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 Council's 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 matters 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.
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