PMCV Accreditation Guide 2018 v1 Postgraduate Medical Council of Victoria Inc. 7 1.10 Glossary Accreditation Committee: A committee established by the Board of the PMCV which is responsible for promoting 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. Appeal: A request by a facility for review of accreditation recommendations made by a survey team or a recommendation of the Accreditation Committee. Appeals Committee: An independent group established by PMCV responsible for reviewing the accreditation recommendations regarding the facility making the appeal. Clinical Learning: Refer to PMCV Clinical Learning for Junior Doctors Guidelines. Clinical Supervision: Refer to PMCV Clinical Supervision of Junior Doctors Guidelines. Conflict of Interest: Includes any situation where a survey team member or the member’s partner, family member, employer or close family friend has a direct or indirect financial or other interest which influences or may appear to influence proper consideration or decision making by the survey team on a matter or proposed matter. (Refer to PMCV’s Conflict of Interest Policy and the Accreditation Survey Team Member Position Description) Director of Clinical Training (DCT): A medical practitioner who oversees the training and education provided to junior doctors (intern and/or PGY2) at a facility. Director of Medical Services: The senior medical administrator who leads the medical workforce at a facility. Facility (parent health service): The organisation (usually a hospital or health service) which coordinates the junior doctor training program. Training programs can include rotations to other hospitals or clinical settings which have met PMCV accreditation requirements for prevocational medical training. Facility (rotation site): Junior doctor training posts which are on rotation from a parent health service. This definition could apply to hospitals, general practices and other community settings. Junior Doctor: A medical practitioner in their first two years of prevocational medical training (intern or PGY2). Junior doctors are also referred to as junior medical officers (JMOs) or hospital medical officers (HMOs). Intern: Junior doctors in their first year of prevocational medical training. Internship enables medical graduates to begin to take supervised responsibility for patient care and consolidate the skills that they have learnt at medical school. Interns must consult a clinical supervisor regarding management plans for all patients, and all patients should undergo review by a more senior doctor (at some point during presentation/ admission) prior to discharge. At the end of the internship year, following completion of training requirements outlined in the Intern Registration Standard, the intern should be eligible for full registration. The internship year must enable interns to acquire a broad range of knowledge and skills through the achievement of explicit learning objectives to ensure they meet the requirements for general registration. PGY2: Junior doctors in their second year of prevocational medical training. PGY2 doctors (2nd year junior doctors) remain under clinical supervision but take on increasing responsibility for patient care. They begin to make management decisions as part of their progress towards independent practice, particularly towards the end of each term, and towards the end of the PGY2 year. As a general rule, PGY2s should consult their clinical supervisor regarding patient admissions, discharges, and significant changes in patient clinical condition or management. For PGY2s, accreditation assessment seeks to ensure the provision of appropriate prevocational medical training to enable transition to vocational training programs.