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


11 March 2020

5:00 – 7:00pm


20 May 2020

5:00 – 7:00pm


29 July 2020

5:00 – 7:00pm


30 September 2020

5:00 – 7:00pm


2 December 2020

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, Director of Training, Psychological & Addiction Medicine, Canberra Hospital

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

Professor Amanda Barnard – Consultant Medical Educator, Rural Clinical School & Indigenous Health ANU Medical School

Professor Nicholas Glasgow, Emeritus Professor, Australian National University

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

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

Dr Eilidh Gilritchie, Junior Medical Officer

Dr Duncan Austin, Registrar

Dr Zaheer Jayhoon, Junior Medical Officer

Dr Anika Tungusova, JMO Forum Chair (ex-officio Council member)


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


Governance and Committees

Governance Structure

Accreditation Committee

Education Committee


Strategic Plan

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