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



CRMEC Standards

CRMEC Accreditation Standards


Board Membership

Ministerial appointments to the Council

Professor Nicholas Glasgow, Chair, CRMEC; Emeritus Professor, Australian National University

Professor Amanda Barnard

Jenny Berrill, Community representative

Dr Ava Carter, Psychiatry registrar (ACT), Junior doctor representative

Dr Belinda Doherty, Director of Medical Services, Shoalhaven LHD

Dr Cameron Maxwell, Anaesthetics Fellow, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital

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

Dr Kitiphume Thammasiraphop, Plastics Registrar (NSW),  Junior doctor representative

Dr Christopher Dickie, GP registrar, Junior doctor representative

Ex-officio meeting attendees

Intern representative – Dr Nesha Gezer

RMO representative – Dr James Miller

Medical Education Advisor – Associate Professor Katrina Anderson


Terms of Reference

CRMEC Terms of Reference



The CRMEC is supported by the Secretariat

Director, CRMEC

Professor Emily Haesler


Phone: 02-512-42946


Governance and Committees

Governance Structure

Accreditation Committee

Education Committee


Strategic Plan

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


In the spirit of reconciliation the CRMEC acknowledges the Ngunnawal people as traditional custodians of the ACT and recognise any other people or families with connection to the lands of the ACT and region. We acknowledge and respect their continuing culture and the contribution they make to the life of this city and this region.