About

About PMCWA

The Postgraduate Medical Council of Western Australia (PMCWA) provides leadership and support for early postgraduate medical education and training in Western Australia, supporting the education, training and wellbeing of interns and RMOs.

PMCWA IS RESPONSIBLE FOR:

  • accrediting and monitoring medical training positions at WA Health sites for pre-vocational doctors (postgraduate years 1, 2 and 3/plus)
  • monitoring and advising on the supply and demand of pre-vocational workforce in WA
  • identifying and advising on matters that impact on the health and welfare of pre-vocational and other non-vocational doctors
  • supporting clinicians and other professionals involved in the education and training of pre-vocational and other non-vocational doctors
  • developing guidelines and protocols for the education and training of pre-vocational doctors and other medical practitioners not in vocational training programs
  • coordinating the annual centralised recruitment process for intern and Resident Medical Officer (RMO) positions in WA public hospitals

Members of the Postgraduate Medical Council are representatives of the stakeholder organisations involved in the support, training, supervision and administration of pre-vocational doctors and other non-vocational medical officers. Membership to the Postgraduate Medical Council is via Ministerial appointment.

The Council meets twice a year in May and October. To see details of the next Council meeting, download the Calendar (PDF 306KB) or refer to our online calendar, or email PMCWA@health.wa.gov.au.

The Postgraduate Medical Council of Western Australia is also a member of a national body of Postgraduate Medical Education Councils – Confederation of Postgraduate Medical Education Councils (External site). While the goals and objectives of the Postgraduate Medical Education Councils are similar, their roles differ from state to state. For further information on each of the Postgraduate Medical Councils, go to Committees of Council page.

Purpose of the Charter
The Council Charter sets out the roles and responsibilities of the Postgraduate Medical Council of Western Australia’s (PMCWA) Full Council (Council).
The conduct of the Council is also governed by the Code of Conduct.
Purpose of the Council
The purpose of the Council is to monitor performance and to assist the PMCWA secretariat to perform to its best potential.

To read the full charter, view/download here.

  • Chair of Council
  • Deputy Chair of Council – Chief Medical Officer, WA Department of Health
  • Representative of Accreditation Surveyors
  • Representative of Australian Medical Association, Doctors in Training
  • Representative of Consumers
  • Representative of Directors of Postgraduate Medical Education
  • Representative of Medical Directors, Teaching Hospitals
  • Representative of Medical School Deans
  • Representative of Postgraduate Medical Council of Western Australia, Junior Medical Officer Forum
  • Representative of Private Hospitals
  • Representative of Registration Committee, WA State Committee of the Medical Board of Australia
  • Representative of Royal Australian College of General Practitioners
  • Representative of Royal Australasian College of Physicians
  • Representative of  the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
  • Representative of WA Country Health Service