Postgraduate Medical Education

The Postgraduate Medical Education Unit (PMEU) supports supervisors and junior doctors training in rural WA.

The WA Country Health Service, Postgraduate Medical Education Unit (PMEU) was established in September 2011 to support supervisors and junior doctors in training in rural WA. The PMEU operates from a central location in East Perth. In addition, in each region there are Directors of Clinical Training and Medical Education Officers that provide education, training and supervision of junior doctors on the ground.

The central PMEU team consists of;

  • two Directors of Postgraduate Medical Education
  • two Simulation Education Coordinators
  • two Medical Education Officers
  • Senior Project Officer
  • Administrative Assistant

The PMEU coordinates education and training in conjunction with regional medical education units. A key role is to develop and maintain the skills of regional supervisors with professional development programs and resources. The PMEU has a dedicated medical simulation team, which directly delivers simulation courses to the regions and supports local simulation initiatives, such as MET training and skills workshops.  The PMEU has an established Prevocational Education and Training Committee to oversee policies and procedures relating to junior doctor education, training and supervision.

WA Country Health Service (WACHS) participates in a Rural Practice Pathway which aims to facilitate the career development of doctors who wish to train and work in rural areas in Western Australia.

WACHS is a primary employing health service for interns, and also has employment opportunities for Resident Medical Officers (RMOs) and Registrars. 

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