PMCV ACCREDITATION GUIDE 1. PURPOSE AND GOVERNANCE OF ACCREDITATION..................................................... 3 1.1 Postgraduate Medical Council of Victoria Inc........................................................3 1.2 Medical Board of Australia.....................................................................................3 1.3 Victorian Department of Health and Human Services...........................................3 1.4 Purpose and principles of prevocational medical accreditation ...........................4 1.5 PMCV Accreditation Committee............................................................................5 1.6 Survey teams..........................................................................................................5 1.7 PMCV secretariat ...................................................................................................6 1.8 Junior medical staff participation in accreditation ................................................6 1.9 Review of PMCV as an accrediting body................................................................6 1.10 Glossary..................................................................................................................7 2. THE PMCV ACCREDITATION PROCESS........................................................................ 9 2.1 PMCV accreditation standards...............................................................................9 2.2 Duration of accreditation decisions.......................................................................10 2.3 Changes to prevocational medical training programs and posts ..........................11 2.4 Processes for applying for accreditation ...............................................................12 2.5 Procedures following accreditation decisions .......................................................13 2.6 Training post accreditation ....................................................................................13 2.7 Monitoring of accredited prevocational medical training programs ....................15 2.8 Communication of accreditation process and outcomes......................................17 2.9 Appeals against accreditation decisions ................................................................17 3. THE ACCREDITATION SURVEY VISIT ........................................................................... 18 3.1 The survey visit process .........................................................................................18 3.2 Timelines for the survey visit.................................................................................18 3.3 Preparation for the survey visit .............................................................................19 3.4 The survey team.....................................................................................................19 3.5 Pre-visit meeting of survey team...........................................................................20 3.6 Timetable of the survey visit..................................................................................20 3.7 Feedback to the facility..........................................................................................21 3.8 Report and recommendations...............................................................................21 3.9 Confidentiality........................................................................................................21 3.10 Conflict of interest .................................................................................................22 4. REVIEW OF PMCV ACCREDITATION STANDARDS AND PROCESS ................................. 23 ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS ......................................................................................................... 23 APPENDIX A: Summary of PMCV accreditation process .................................................................24