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

Next meeting in March 2021.

2021 meeting dates TBA.


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

Jenny Berrill, Community representative

Dr Jamie Christie, Senior Staff Specialist, Emergency Medicine, Calvary Public Hospital Bruce

Dr Belinda Doherty, Director of Medical Services, Moruya Hospital

Professor Nicholas Glasgow, Emeritus Professor, Australian National University

Dr Carolyn Petersons, Deputy Director, Diabetes and Endocrinology, and Director of Diabetes, The Canberra Hospital

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

Dr Eilidh Gilritchie, Junior Medical Officer

Dr Duncan Austin, Registrar

JMO Forum Chair (ex-officio Council member) – currently vacant

Intern Representative (ex-officio Council member) – currently vacant


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