Tables 4.1 and 4.2 present data on basic and advanced accredited training available in 2010. Medical colleges differ in their approaches to accrediting training. Only seven of the 14 medical colleges accredit positions or posts (ACD, RACGP, RACMA, RANZCO, RCPA, RANZCR and ACRRM). For these colleges the number of accredited places equates with the possible number of trainees and the colleges are able to clearly identify the number of places available at the beginning of the year and the extent to which these are filled. Other colleges accredit facilities, including laboratories, hospitals and other sites, to undertake training, while others accredit programs that can be run in a number of sites. The actual numbers undertaking training in these training facilities or programs are usually only known later in the training year.
Data on the number of positions and facilities or programs that have been accredited to undertake training are reported in Table 4.1 for those colleges where basic training is a requirement. All medical colleges provide some form of accredited advanced training. This data is presented in Table 4.2.
Table 4.1: Basic training: Positions/posts and facilities/programs by medical specialty, 2010
|Obstetrics and Gynaecology||RANZCOG|
(a) In addition there are 50 secondment sites, which are not formally accredited. These figures are subject to change as sites are accredited.
(b) The number does not include accredited units at satellite hospitals.
(c) These posts are for the first 3 years of ACRRM training.
(d) In addition there are 67 secondment sites, which are not formally accredited. These fi gures are subject to change as sites are accredited.
Source: Medical colleges
Table 4.2: Advanced training: Positions/Posts and facilities/programs by medical specialty, 2010
|Anaesthesia - Pain medicine||ANZCA|
|Obstetrics and Gynaecology(c)||RANZCOG|
|Occupational and Environmental medicine(d)||RACP|
|Public health medicine(f)||RACP|
|Sexual health medicine||RACP|
(a) This number does not include accredited units at satellite hospitals.
(b) These posts are accredited by ACRRM for Advanced Specialised Training. Posts accredited by the joint consultation committees are not included.
(c) RANZCOG does not accredit training sites for Elective (advanced) trainees.
(d) AFOEM will be commencing accreditation of training settings from 2011.
(e) This number will change as sites are accredited or re-accredited.
(f) AFPHM will be commencing accreditation of training settings from 2011.
(g) Total physical sites/locations that have either Full (15), Partial (16), Joint (5) or Provisional (1) Accreditation.
(h) Total number of physical sites/ locations which have either Full (30), Partial (67), Conditional (5), Joint (8) or for AON or Specific Trainee (2).
Source: Medical colleges