There will be two awards presented during the Forum to recognise the national Junior Doctor Award 2018 and the national Clinical Educator Award 2018.
The Confederation of Postgraduate Medical Education Councils (CPMEC) annually recognises junior doctors and clinical educators who have made significant contributions to prevocational medical education and training.
The Clinical Educator of the Year Award is given to an individual who has contributed extensively to:
- the teaching of junior doctors
- mentoring and providing career advice to junior doctors
- a person with a track record as an advocate for junior doctor education and training in the workplace and beyond including a contribution to the local Postgraduate Medical Council
- developing innovative programs and approaches for junior doctors
- promoting the well-being of junior doctors
- other relevant contributions
The Junior Doctor of the Year Award is presented to a junior doctor who has made a significant contribution to:
- teaching and learning as a prevocational trainee in their workplace settings
- activities of the local Postgraduate Medical Council including JMO Forums
- other significant contributions in education and training
- other relevant contribution
There is a two tiered structure to both the junior doctor and clinical educator award processes; each Prevocational Medical Council or equivalent selects a jurisdictional winner and then the overall winner is selected based on the scores submitted independently by the Principal Officers group.