Postgraduate Medical Education

The Postgraduate Medical Education Unit (PMEU) supports supervisors and junior doctors training in rural WA, as well as further developing the Rural Practice Pathway.

WA Country Health Service Postgraduate Medical Education Unit (PMEU) was established in September 2011 to support supervisors and junior doctors training in rural WA, as well as further develop the Rural Practice Pathway.

The State Government has provided $27million over a four year period so the WA Country Health Service can increase junior doctor positions in regional areas. A further $8.5million from the State Government’s Royalties for Regions program provides support for their travel and accommodation.

The PMEU has established a Prevocational Education and Training Committee that oversees policies and procedures relating to junior doctor education and training in WACHS.  The committee membership includes the Director of PMEU (Chair), DCTs, MEOs, junior doctors, medical educators and supervisors, medical recruitment, and representatives from WAGPET and the Rural Clinical School.

The PMEU team consists of two co-Directors, two Simulation Education Coordinators, two Medical Education Officers and a Senior Project Officer and Administrative Assistant, and is located at Eastpoint Plaza, Level 8, 233 Adelaide Terrace, East Perth. In addition, there is also a Director of Clinical Training and a Medical Education Officer in each region where there are junior doctors.

Medical students, junior doctors and supervisors of junior doctors with an interest in rural medical education and training are encouraged to make contact with the PMEU. Phone 9323 6600 or email pmeu@health.wa.gov.au