The Junior Medical Officer (JMO) Forum was formed in 2002 from a group of representatives from the six teaching hospitals in Adelaide, supported by CEPTSA – now South Australian Medical Education and Training (SA MET). The purpose of the JMO Forum is to provide an opportunity for junior doctors to meet to discuss common issues facing them as a group.
In particular, the JMO Forum provides important advocacy and representation for ‘prevocational’ doctors, or interns and RMOs who have not entered a training program. Prevocational training is an important stage of junior medical training, and the JMO Forum is one way JMOs can have an impact on how this training is delivered at hospital and state level.
The JMO Forum is supported by SA MET (the SA Health Unit that oversees prevocational training, and junior doctor job allocations in SA) however, operates as an independent reference group from and for them.