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Australian Medical Council

http://www.amc.org.au/

Duration and levels of accreditation

Full (10 years); Full subject to conditions; Less than full (less than 10 years).

Accreditation standards

http://www.amc.org.au/accreditation/primary-medical-education

Evaluation process

http://www.amc.org.au/accreditation/primary-medical-education

Outcome/consequences of accreditation

Mandatory

Necessary for physician licensure

Description of accreditation organization

Independent Entity

The Australian Medical Council (AMC) conducts two processes that assess standards of medical education and training. These apply to:

AMC processes entail both accreditation (validating that standards are met) and peer review to promote high standards of medical education, stimulate self-analysis, and assist the training organization under review to achieve its objectives. Accreditation is conducted in a collegiate manner that includes consultation, advice, and feedback to the training organization under review.

Using a peer review process, AMC expert assessment teams assess medical training programs against standards set by the Council. The standards define the knowledge, skills, and professional attributes expected at the end of basic medical training and specialist medical training, and good practice in the delivery of medical education and training. Training organizations that meet AMC standards are granted accreditation.

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[Last update: October 7, 2016]