2016 Projects

 1.   Help for junior doctors

Aims of this project are:

  • Explore and document the range of support services available to junior doctors at each of the Victorian health services, including (but not limited to): mental health, bullying and harassment, mentorship and training pathways
  • Create health service specific information pamphlets suitable for distribution at junior doctor orientations, support-related events and on the hospital intranet
  • Increase awareness of available support services through centralisation and clarification of sources
  • Encourage uptake of these services by junior doctors in need
 2.   JMO Forum back catalogue

The aim of this project is:

  • To compile a catalogue of past works - to minimise redundancy in current and future projects.
3.    Extracurricular Activities for JMOs

The Education Subcommittee of Junior Medical Officer (JMO) Forum of the Postgraduate Medical Council of Victoria (PMCV) have put together a resource for prevocational doctors to outline the number and variety of courses available to further their career. In addition, this database outlines the costs involved, with the aim to examine the approximate total expenditure outlay for each prevocational training pathway. This will give us an idea of what is expected by each college, and allows us to question whether these costs are an appropriate burden on junior doctors wanting to be competitive for selection into specialist training programs.

4.   Perspective from Regional and Rural Representatives

The aim of this project is to:

  • Organise a rural or regionally-located event providing quality medical education to local doctors, whilst simultaneously promoting local businesses and local health thought sponsorship, speakers and workshops, and advertising throughout Victoria.
5.   Bringing the JMO Forum Online

The aim of this project is to:

  • Raise awareness and broaden public knowledge of PMCV and JMO Forum Victoria.
  • Strengthen our online presence through web and social media outlets.
6.    Overtime Culture

The aim of the project is to investigate the relationship between unpaid overtime and doctors reporting of self-worth and emotional state.

This will be done through creation of a survey addressing the key points:

- Average paid (rostered/unrostered) vs unpaid overtime worked per week/rotatio
- The perceived culture of claiming overtime and limitations/hurdles to claiming
- General feelings towards work/employer and the ranking of overtime within this matrix
- Emotions associated with working paid and unpaid overtime
- Other effects associated with working hours and their implications
- Likelihood of work conditions effecting place/speciality of work