Key learning outcomes

  • Understand what drives our behaviours when we're stressed
  • Learn how miscommunication and lack of motivation can cause distress
  • Learn how to prevent and resolve conflict
  • Learn how to motivate to promote positive behaviours

Is this course right for me?

This course is recommended for Fellows, IMGs, Trainees, Junior doctors and other medical specialists. Partners are encouraged to register.

Delivery mode

The advanced three day program allows you to build on and deepen your knowledge while practising the skills you learned during PCM Seminar 1. You will learn more about understanding your own reactions under distress, recognising distress in others, understanding your own behaviour and making communication happen.

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 20 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 comptencies

  • Communication
  • Collaboration
  • Teamwork

Participation requirements

Note: In order to participate in PCM Seminar 2, registrants must have attended and be familiar with the content of PCM Seminar 1.

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 watch video

Mr Anthony Dilley talks about the PCM course watch video

Prof Spencer Beasley talks about the PCM course: please listen to the audio file