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

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 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

Visit the Kahler Communications website Kahler Communications website.

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