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Consultation Details

This consultation seeks feedback on a proposed governance change within the AMC to delegate accreditation decision making from AMC Directors to AMC Accreditation Standing Committees, and the consequential changes to AMC accreditation procedures documents.

The Accreditation Standing Committees are: the Medical School Accreditation Committee; the Prevocational Standards Accreditation Committee; and the Specialist Education Accreditation Committee.

The delegation of accreditation decision making from AMC Directors to AMC accreditation standing committees relates to the AMC accreditation processes of the following:

  • Primary medical programs
  • Prevocational training accreditation authorities
  • Specialist medical programs
  • Workplace based assessment (WBA) providers
  • Pre-employment Structured Clinical Interview (PESCI) providers.

Currently AMC Directors make all accreditation decisions (including setting and adjusting conditions on accreditation) on the recommendation of AMC Accreditation Standing Committees.

Under the proposed governance change, this accreditation decision making would be delegated to the Accreditation Standing Committees, and would cover decisions on:

  • initial accreditation
  • accreditation
  • reaccreditation
  • revocation of accreditation
  • material changes to providers/authorities and programs
  • changes to the accreditation status of providers/authorities and programs (via monitoring or assessment activities).

Accreditation decisions include the timeframe of accreditation and may also include the placing of conditions on the accreditation.

Please download the consultation documents:

The following AMC accreditation procedures documents are affected:

No changes are proposed to the accreditation procedures for CPD homes and programs of study leading to endorsement of registration i.e. cosmetic surgery and acupuncture.

The AMC welcomes your feedback on the consultation. Please complete the consultation feedback form and email in MS Word format to by 14 May 2024.