The Australian Medical Council is an organisation whose work impacts across the lands of Australia and New Zealand.
The Australian Medical Council acknowledges the Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Peoples as the original Australians and the Māori People as the tangata whenua (Indigenous) Peoples of Aotearoa (New Zealand). We recognise them as the traditional custodians of knowledge for these lands.
We pay our respects to them and to their Elders, both past, present and emerging, and we recognise their enduring connection to the lands we live and work on, and honour their ongoing connection to those lands, its waters and sky.
In 2013, the Australian Medical Council commissioned an international panel to review the AMC’s structure, function, and place within the Australian medical education, training and accreditation landscape.
Technical reviews of AMC accreditation of medical programs and the AMC’s assessment of international medical graduates informed into the review.
In 2017, the AMC completed the World Federation for Medical Education’s recognition process. Through this process, WFME evaluates the legal standing, accreditation process and standards, post-accreditation monitoring, and decision-making processes of an accreditation agency for programs or schools of basic medical education.
The WFME recognition team considered a detailed submission from the AMC addressing the WFME recognition criteria and observed some typical accreditation activities and decision making processes of the AMC.
As a result, WFME found that the AMC met all the recognition criteria and granted the AMC recognition for a ten-year period, to 31 January 2028, with no conditions on the AMC’s recognition status. The AMC reports regularly to WFME on its continued compliance with the recognition criteria.
The WFME Recognition Report on the AMC is available here.