PMCV Accreditation Guide 2018 v1 Postgraduate Medical Council of Victoria Inc. 5 1.5 PMCV Accreditation Committee The purpose of the PMCV Accreditation Committee as it relates to prevocational medical training is reflected in the following statement: To develop, monitor and evaluate accreditation standards and processes that support education and training of JMOs and address any concerns about patient safety or JMO safety in a variety of clinical settings.1 The Committee has 18 members and meets monthly, at least 10 times per year. Essentially, the Committee’s role is to promote excellence in clinical training, appropriate educational and learning experiences and effective supervision through accreditation of intern and PGY2 posts to ensure the highest standards of patient safety and medical care. The Committee reviews all accreditation survey reports and applications for new intern and PGY2 posts and makes recommendations for endorsement by the PMCV Board. Decisions in regards to intern accreditation are then forwarded to the MBA. The Committee also makes recommendations regarding a range of other matters such as development and review of policies and guidelines to support prevocational medical training and accreditation, which are forwarded to the PMCV Board for consideration. Conflict of interest is an important consideration for the Committee. Members are required to complete a standard conflict of interest agreement prior to their first meeting and are also required to declare potential conflict of interest in relation to any item at every meeting. Members may be required to be excluded from decision-making on that item by absenting themselves during discussion of that item. The Terms of Reference of the PMCV Accreditation Committee and current membership of the Committee are available on the PMCV website (www.pmcv.com.au). 1.6 Survey teams PMCV accreditation visits are conducted by survey teams using defined and clearly articulated accreditation standards (refer Section 3). The main purpose of the survey team is to conduct a comprehensive review of the supervision and training received by interns and PGY2s at the facility being assessed. The survey team evaluates the facility as an effective training site, evaluates each junior doctor post and also recommends improvements in education and training for junior doctors. Such visits should be constructive with the main objective being the promotion of junior doctor education and training in a supportive learning environment. While the survey team is responsible for ensuring compliance with the accreditation standards, it is important to continually emphasise quality improvement as a major focus of the visit. In representing PMCV, survey team members must exhibit the following values: integrity, professionalism, objectivity and impartiality and must also ensure that all comments, questions and observations align with PMCV guidelines. Survey team members must also keep all information acquired during a visit strictly confidential and continually avoid any conflict of interest. Refer to the PMCV Accreditation Survey Team Member Position Description on the PMCV website (www.pmcv.com.au). 1 PMCV Strategic Plan 2016-2018 Domain 1: Accreditation and Standards