The Canberra Region Medical Education Council (CRMEC) has been established by the Minister for Health, as a Ministerial Management Council.


Key Responsibilities

The CRMEC role is to act as a Postgraduate* Medical Council to:

  • Perform accreditation functions of the intern training program within the ACT and linked regional networks
  • Provide expert advice to the Minister for Health regarding the quality of education, training and welfare for junior medical officers within the ACT and linked regional networks
  • Provide leadership in postgraduate medical education and training in the ACT and linked regional networks
  • Undertake the accreditation and monitoring of individual junior medical officer terms and the clinical units, facilities and networks that support them using national and jurisdictional standards, with a focus on:
    • Accreditation and monitoring of terms for prevocational junior medical officers
    • Developing training standards and accreditation processes for prevocational junior medical officers
    • Identify, evaluate, monitor and promote medical education and training programs for junior medical officers and their educators in conjunction with key stakeholders.

*Postgraduate refers to doctors who have completed a medical degree


Upcoming Council Meetings


21 March 2018

5:00 – 7:00pm


9 May 2018

5:00 – 7:00pm


11 July 2018

5:00 – 7:00pm


12 September 2018

5:00 – 7:00pm


7 November 2018

5:00 – 7:00pm


CRMEC Standards

CRMEC Accreditation Standards


Board Membership

Associate Professor Katrina Anderson – Chair, A/Professor of General Practice, Academic Unit of General Practice ANU Medical School

Dr Diana Tracy – Deputy Chair, Clinical Lecturer, Psychological & Addiction Medicine Canberra Hospital

Dr Rob Griffin – Medical Coordinator and surveyor at Australian Council on HealthCare Standards

Professor Amanda Barnard – Associate Dean, Rural Clinical School & Indigenous Health ANU Medical School

Associate Professor Alison Jones – Manager, South Australian Medical Education and Training Unit (SAMET)

Professor Nicholas Glasgow, Acting Head, Department of Health Services Research and Policy Research, School of Population Health, ANU College of Health and Medicine

Dr Mechelle Smith, Senior Staff Specialist, Emergency Medicine, Calvary Public Hospital Bruce

Dr Fiona Tito-Wheatland – Community and consumer/carer members

Dr Nicole Rodrigues, Registrar

Dr Eilidh Gilritchie, Junior Medical Officer

Dr John Yek, Junior Medical Officer

Ex-officio member Dr Ann Jacob, JMO Forum Chair


Terms of Reference

CRMEC Terms of Reference



The CRMEC is supported by the Secretariat

Manager, CRMEC

Associate Professor Emily Haesler


Phone: (02) 6205 9852 or (02) 6174 8707


Education Officer, CRMEC

Phone: (02) 6174 8707


Governance and Committees

Governance Structure

Accreditation Committee

Education Committee


Strategic Plan

  • Accreditation
  • Supervisor Professional Development
  • JMO Welfare & Professional Development
  • Governance and Stakeholder Partnerships