Postgraduate Medical Council of Western Australia

The Postgraduate Medical Council of Western Australia offers a wide range of resources and links for medical students, medical graduates, clinicians, medical educators and many more people involved in the education, teaching and training of pre-vocational doctors.

News and Events

PMCWA Newsletter December Edition

2018 has been a busy and productive year. Our newsletter provides an overview and highlights some of the key events and achievements from 2018 in the prevocational medical training, education and welfare space.

Thank you for all your support throughout the year. We wish everyone an enjoyable festive season and we look forward to working with you in the new year. 

Homelessness Report and Checklist

The Homelessness Report (PDF 1.69MB) and Homeless Health Care Checklist (PDF 301KB) aim to educate Junior Medical Officers (JMOs) of the importance of considering a homeless patient's social circumstances, along with the need for a collaborative approach to care and referral to community services. The document also aims to enhance medical officer knowledge regarding:

  • Awareness of the issue of homelessness and the associated problems and comorbidities
  • What to consider when treating or consulting with a person who is homelessness
  • Local services available to assist the homeless an how to facilitate access to these

2019 Centralised Recruitment - NOW CLOSED

Applications for 2019 RMO and intern positions through the centralised recruitment process are now closed. 

You may wish to register on MedJobsWA (external site) to receive notification of suitable vacancies as they become available. You can create a profile and select your preferred job categories. You will receive an automatic notice when a new position is advertised. 

Local medical students mass careers expo

More than 360 medical students and doctors in training attended the annual Medical Careers Expo held at the University Club of Western Australia on Tuesday 20 March.

Hosted by the Postgraduate Medical Council of Western Australia and the Australian Medical Association (WA), the event provides an opportunity for our new doctors to speak with experts across a range of specialties, who are working in our State’s hospitals and health services.

Attendees chose from a number of presentations including:

Presenters also spoke about career planning, work life balance and lifestyle options.

For more information about planning your medical career, contact or find us on Facebook (external site) to stay informed.

JMO Survival Guide and JMO Wellbeing Reference

Written by junior doctors for junior doctors, the JMO Survival Guide (PDF 790KB) and the JMO Wellbeing Guide (PDF 234KB) include information and useful contacts, and can be used as a guide for where to go for help or advice.

Workforce Summary Sheets

SWCP summary sheets for 2015 have been developed by the Department of Health Medical Workforce Branch to provide an overview of WA’s current and future medical workforce, including shortfall projections to 2021 and 2025 for 48 medical specialties. Copies of all 48 summary sheets are available on the SWCP 2015 summary sheet webpage (external site).

Preparatory workshop - AMC OSCE Courses for International Medical Graduates (IMG's)

The Australian Health Practitioners Academy (Aus HPA) organises short courses to assist international medical graduates prepare for the AMC OSCE exam.
Further information is available at (external site) or by emailing