PMCV Accreditation Guide 2018 v1 Postgraduate Medical Council of Victoria Inc. 8 Prevocational training program: Refers to period of training time undertaken by a junior doctor prior to entering into a specialist-training program. For the purposes of PMCV accreditation, the first two years of this period are the focus. Supervisor of Intern Training (SIT): A medical practitioner who oversees the training and education provided to interns in the intern training program provided by a facility. Survey team: Established to undertake an assessment for accreditation at new facilities or re- accreditation of existing training programs and posts. The team, via the Team Leader, reports to the PMCV Accreditation Committee. Survey visit: The purpose of the survey visit is for the survey team to review the facility which includes examination of evidence as documented by the facility, analysis of junior doctor feedback provided prior to visit, a tour of the prevocational training facilities, and meetings with key staff to discuss previous visit recommendations and discuss the current prevocational training program. Usually undertaken every four years. Survey Visit Outcomes - Conditions: Conditions generally relate to compliance, must be met to ensure ongoing accreditation, will be reviewed at least within the first 12 months (although a shorter timeline may be applied) and will either be closed or subject to ongoing review annually. Conditions may be general (apply to the whole program) or specific (apply to individual posts). Failure to demonstrate compliance of a specific condition may result in accreditation of the post being withdrawn. Survey Visit Outcomes - Recommendations: Survey reports include recommendations that may improve the quality of the junior doctor training program. A response in relation to recommendations is required following the survey visit and would be part of the usual progress reporting process (mid-cycle). Survey Visit Rating Scale: Facility self-assessment and Survey Team assessment will be against a four-point rating scale: • Met with Merit – In addition to achievement of the requirements of the standard, there is a higher level of achievement evident (e.g. best practice programs). PMCV will detail activity which is commended in the report. • Met – There is sufficient evidence that the requirements of the standard have been achieved. Systems and processes to support junior doctor education and training are fully integrated and uniform. • Substantially Met – Systems and processes are in place to support junior doctor education and training but these are not fully integrated and/or not universal. The requirements of the standard have been mostly achieved. The facility will likely be required to implement a condition and/or recommendation for quality improvement relevant to the standard. • Not Met – Systems and processes to support junior doctor education and training are not evident. The requirements of the standard have not been achieved. The facility will be required to undertake some follow-up activity which will be assessed within 12 months. This will be accompanied by a condition or recommendation relevant to the standard. Term: The specific rotation undertaken by the junior doctor. Each term involves a clinical team, service or unit attachment where the junior doctor works and where clinical training takes place. All terms must be accredited. Term Supervisor: A medical practitioner designated to be responsible for the coordination of clinical training of interns and PGY2s rotating to that unit including orientation, monitoring and assessment.