Key learning outcomes

  • Improve listening and observing skills to understand behaviour
  • Motivate yourself and others
  • Identify signs of distress
  • Correct miscommunications before they become a problem

Is this course right for me?

This course is recommended for Fellows, International Medical Graduates (IMGs), Trainees, junior doctors and other medical specialists. Partners are encouraged to register.

Prof Spencer Beasley FRACS talks about his PCM experience, please listen to the audio file (MP3 2.92MB) to find out more.

Delivery mode

This course is delivered face to face over three days.

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) points

This educational activity has been approved in the RACS CPD Program.

RACS Fellows, Specialist International Medical Graduates (SIMGs) and surgeons participating in the RACS CPD Program can claim one point per hour in Educational Activities.

This course entitles participants involved in the College CPD program up to 22 points.

Participation in this activity will be entered into your RACS CPD which can be accessed through the ehub.

For further enquiries about the CPD program, please contact the team:  or +61 3 9249 1282

Surgical competencies

  • Communication
  • Collaboration
  • Teamwork

Course program


Dr Stephen Wilkinson FRACS, Dr Marion Andrew FANZCA and Dr Angela Ralph FANZCA

More information

Visit the Kahler Communications website Kahler Communications website.

Mr Werner Naef talks about the PCM course (Click here to watch video)

Mr Anthony Dilley talks about the PCM course (Click here to watch Video)

Prof Spencer Beasley talks about the PCM course: please listen to the audio file (MP3 2.92MB)