The PMCT accreditation process is designed to obtain information about health service performance of the intern training program against explicit standards and criteria, to achieve the following objectives:
Ensure Interns achieve a high standard of general education and training; and
The best possible environment exists for the organisation, supervision, education and training of interns.
Accreditation is awarded to a health service for:
The overall health service intern training program; and
Individual intern terms
The objective of the accreditation process is to ensure that the training health service complies with the following seven standards:
Health service culture and support for interns
Education and training program
Feedback and assessment
Facilities and amenities
The standards have been developed with reference to the following documents:
Prevocational Medical Accreditation Framework for the Education and Training of Prevocational Doctors (CPMEC, 2009); National Intern Training Accreditation Framework (AMC 2014); and Registration Standard: Granting registration as a medical practitioner to Australian and New Zealand graduates on completion of intern training (MBA, 2012).
The AMC and the Medical Board of Australia have approved on 14 December 2016 revisions to the intern standards and domains and this can be found at amc.org.au.