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Medical Council of New Zealand award for Best Abstract


Dr Joanna Fitch was awarded Best Abstract from the Medical Council of New Zealand Scientific Committee for her abstract on A Prevocational Modular Education and Training Programme for House Officers at Counties Manukau District Health Board. The abstract was submitted to the Confederation of Postgraduate Medical Education Councils (CPMEC) 16th Prevocational Medical Education Forum in November 2011 in Auckland.

The CPMEC is an association of Postgraduate Medical Councils of each State or Territory in Australia and the Medical Council of New Zealand.

Prevocational Training is the base of medical education in which doctors develop competencies after completion of their basic medical qualification. The first two postgraduate years after medical graduation (PGY1 and PGY2) provide a grounding (or basis) for future vocational training. These first two or three years are spent primarily in public hospitals and or community settings.