PMCV Accreditation Guide 2018 v1 Postgraduate Medical Council of Victoria Inc. 3 1. PURPOSE AND GOVERNANCE OF ACCREDITATION All facilities in Victoria that employ interns must be accredited by PMCV prior to the commencement of junior doctors in those programs and posts. All facilities in Victoria that employ PGY2 junior doctors must be reviewed by PMCV prior to the commencement of junior doctors in those programs and posts. PMCV is responsible for monitoring intern and PGY2 training programs and posts in Victoria and reports on accreditation activities to regulatory authorities as required. 1.1 Postgraduate Medical Council of Victoria Inc. The Postgraduate Medical Council of Victoria (PMCV) is the lead organisation in Victoria that supports state and national initiatives in relation to junior doctor training in Victoria. PMCV supports the development of a high quality junior doctor workforce by providing a range of programs and services to support effective training outcomes, and promote safe patient care and junior doctor wellbeing. PMCV has an 11-member Board and a secretariat, and engages its stakeholders through various committees and a range of projects and professional development activities. 1.2 Medical Board of Australia There are particular functions, expectations and reporting requirements defined by the Medical Board of Australia (MBA) in relation to intern accreditation. The accreditation services provided by PMCV are: 1. Accreditation and monitoring of all intern training programs and posts in Victoria. 2. Review and revision of accreditation standards and tools/instruments, which must align with Intern training programs - National standards for programs. 3. Training of surveyors. The MBA expects PMCV to assess intern training programs for accreditation at the following times: • For existing training programs, at least three months before the program’s accreditation expires or earlier if PMCV becomes aware that the program may not continue to meet the requirements of Intern training programs - National standards for programs. • For new training programs, as soon as practicable and before interns are scheduled to commence in the program (This may be a paper-based assessment if it is not possible to assess the practical operation of the program). The relationship between PMCV and the MBA is both interactive and formal. There is a nominee of the Victorian Board of the Medical Board of Australia on the Accreditation subcommittee. Reporting requirements include six-monthly reports on accreditation decisions and activities to AHPRA and an annual meeting with the Victorian Board. 1.3 Victorian Department of Health and Human Services The annual service agreement between PMCV and the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) is primarily focused on PGY2 quality review and the Rural Community Intern Training (RCIT) programs. Reporting requirements include an evaluation of provisionally accredited intern and PGY2 programs and posts and an annual report on accreditation activities.