Medical Training Review Panel: thirteenth report

RACP - Australasian Chapter of Palliative Medicine

Page last updated: April 2010

Training Program

The Australasian Chapter of Palliative Medicine has a three-year vocational training program. Training program requirements depend on the trainee’s prior experience and are determined upon application. The minimum training requirement includes four mandatory six-month training terms (two years) in palliative medicine, completion of four compulsory learning modules and a project. Chapter trainees and RACP advanced trainees in palliative medicine both follow the RACP palliative medicine curriculum.

Trainee Selection

Applicants must be a registered medical practitioner in Australia or New Zealand and hold fellowship of a chapter approved college or faculty, or have completed RACP basic training requirements including the examinations.

Trainee Assessment

Assessment during training is by ongoing assessment of clinical competence by approved supervisors. There is no entrance examination or final examination. On satisfactory completion of all training requirements, trainees are admitted to fellowship of the chapter. Trainees enrolled in the RACP advanced training program in palliative medicine are automatically invited to become
fellows of the chapter upon gaining FRACP.

Overseas Trained Specialists

Refer to the OTS section under RACP.

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