About PMCWA

The Postgraduate Medical Council of Western Australia (PMCWA) provides leadership and support for early postgraduate medical education and training in Western Australia, supporting the education, training and wellbeing of interns and RMOs.

PMCWA is responsible for:

  • coordinating the annual centralised recruitment process for intern and Resident Medical Officer (RMO) positions in WA public hospitals
  • accrediting and monitoring medical training positions at WA Health sites for pre-vocational doctors (postgraduate years 1, 2 and 3/plus)
  • developing guidelines and protocols for the education and training of pre-vocational doctors and other medical practitioners not in vocational training programs
  • monitoring and advising on the supply and demand of pre-vocational workforce in WA
  • supporting clinicians and other professionals involved in the education and training of pre-vocational and other non-vocational doctors
  • identifying and advising on matters that impact on the health and welfare of pre-vocational and other non-vocational doctors

Members of the Postgraduate Medical Council are representatives of the stakeholder organisations involved in the support, training, supervision and administration of pre-vocational doctors and other non-vocational medical officers. Membership to the Postgraduate Medical Council is via Ministerial appointment.

The Council meets twice a year in May and October. To see details of the next Council meeting, download the PMCWA calendar (PDF 311KB).

The Postgraduate Medical Council of Western Australia is also a member of a national body of Postgraduate Medical Education Councils – Confederation of Postgraduate Medical Education Councils (External site). While the goals and objectives of the Postgraduate Medical Education Councils are similar, their roles differ from state to state. For further information on each of the Postgraduate Medical Councils, go to Committees of Council page.