Australian Medical Council Accreditation Update: Specialist Medical Colleges
The Australian Medical Council (AMC) is the national accreditation body for the medical profession. In an accreditation assessment the AMC assesses the medical program against the Standards for Assessment and Accreditation of Specialist Medical Programs and Professional Development Programs by the Australian Medical Council.
Extensions to accreditation
Following an accreditation visit, a college provides annual reports to the AMC on its training programs and any outstanding conditions it must meet. In the last year of its period of accreditation the may submit a comprehensive report for an extension on accreditation, to bring the total accreditation period to the maximum of ten years.
On the basis of comprehensive reports, the AMC has extended accreditation of the training and education programs, and continuing professional development programs, of these specialist medical colleges.
|Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthesia (ANZCA)||Accreditation granted until 31 March 2023
|College of Intensive Care Medicine of Australia and New Zealand (CICM)||Accreditation granted until 31 March 2022
In the penultimate year of a college’s accreditation period, the AMC sets up an expert accreditation team, which reviews documentation provided by the education provider, and completes a program of site visits and meetings. This team provides a report on the extent to which college’s programs continue to meet the AMC’s standards so that the AMC can make a reaccreditation assessment.
The AMC recently completed the reaccreditation assessment of the training and education programs, and continuing professional development programs, of these Colleges.
|Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS)||Accreditation granted until 31 March 2022|
|Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons (RACDS)||Accreditation granted until 31 March 2023|
|Australasian College of Dermatologists (ACD)||Accreditation granted until 31 March 2022|
|Australasian College for Emergency Medicine (ACEM)||Accreditation granted until 31 March 2022|
Outcomes of the assessments are detailed in the College’s accreditation report on the AMC website here.
The AMC presented the accreditation decisions noted above to the Medical Board of Australia for decision on the approval of the programs of study for registration purposes. The Medical Board of Australia details its decisions about accredited programs of study in communiqués published on the Board’s website following each meeting.
A complete list of specialist medical colleges accredited by the AMC is available on the AMC website.