For JMOs

This page provides resources for doctors in training to promote healthy lifestyles, workplaces and skills. Resources are found below on the following topics:

Bullying and harassment resources for JMOs

Bullying, harassment and discrimination are ongoing issues in the medical workforce, as they are in many other industries. The CRMEC has a significant role in promoting JMO welfare, and providing resources for JMOs who are experiencing bullying and harassment in the work place. The Council supports change in the culture of medicine and is undertaking various education initiatives to promote solutions and empower JMOs. To support JMOs, the Council has developed a resource on bullying, harassment and discrimination relevant to our training region.

If you have a concern that cannot be resolved in your facility, contact the CRMEC for investigation, support and advice. The following sites are suggested resources for JMOs exposed to workplace bullying and harassment.

Workplace Culture

To facilitate healthy and positive workplace cultures, the CRMEC Education has developed the following resources for JMOs:

Junior Doctor Health and Wellbeing

The JMO Are you OK? website is an initiative of the Doctors’ Health Advisory Service (NSW), the Medical Benevolent Association, the AMA Doctors in Training Group, the Resident Medical Officers’ Associations, the Australian Medical Students’ Association, the Clinical Education and Training Institute and the NSW Employee Assistance Program with funding from the Medical Board of NSW (2009).

This website contains self-assessment tools regarding professional quality of life, stress management strategies, discussion of common problems facing JMOs and resources for support and assistance.

South Australia Medical Education and Training bullying and harassment resources 

SAMET have developed a suite of pages addressing bullying and harassment of JMOs. In particular, the present useful strategies for managing workplace bullying on their site “Taking control”.

Australian Human Rights Commission Sexual Harassment resources.

The Australian HRC has information on identifying workplace sexual harassment and outlines procedures for making an official complaint outside of the workplace.

Teaching Resources

To facilitate junior doctors, the CRMEC Education Committee has developed the following resource. The CRMEC Education Committee suggest that doctors in PGY2 and above who are involved in instructing medical students consider the following suggestions for creating positive learning experiences.

Workplace Resources

National Medical Training Advisory Network Fact sheets

The Australian Department of Health have provided fact sheets on workplace modelling.

Mandatory notification requirements

The Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and National Boards have published resources as part of their work to support practitioners and the public who engage as part of a notifications process. More information is accessible through AHPRA.

Training during Covid-19

Changes to training requirements and support information has been published for doctors in training:

CRMEC Awards: recognition of the achievements of junior doctors and educators

The CRMEC co-ordinates the regional nominations for the national CPMEC awards. Award nominations commence in April each year and are open for JMOs and Clinical Educators.  Winners are announced at the Australia and New Zealand Prevocational Medical Education Forum.

2019

ACT JMO of the Year, nominated for national JMO of the Year: Dr Eilidh Gilritchie

ACT Clinical Educator of the Year, nominated for national Clinical Educator of the Year: Dr Carolyn Petersons (Endocrinologist)

Patient Centred Care Award: Dr Billy Xian, JMO

 2018

ACT JMO of the Year, nominated for national JMO of the Year: Dr Renata Patek

ACT Clinical Educator of the Year, nominated for national Clinical Educator of the Year: Dr Daniel Fawaz (Staff Specialist, Emergency Medicine, Canberra Health Services)

Patient Centred Care Award: Dr Serena Ovington, JMO

2017

ACT JMO of the Year, nominated for national JMO of the Year: Dr Danielle Dries

ACT Clinical Educator of the Year, nominated for national Clinical Educator of the Year: Dr Sabari Saha (Senior Staff Specialist , Canberra Health Services)

Patient Centred Care Award: Dr Juliana Mai, JMO