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

As RACS transitions towards a new and innovative CPD framework, there will be specific CPD activities that Fellows will be asked to undertake between January and June 2021. During this time, other education activities will not be recognised for CPD points, however we encourage Fellows to continue to participate in education activities relevant to their scope of practice and learning needs.

For Fellows who undertook this activity prior to 31 December 2020, CPD was allocated at one point per hour (maximum of 22 points) in Category 3 - Maintenance of Knowledge and Skills.

For further enquiries about the new 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

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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)