The specialty of community child health involves an understanding of the complex interplay between physical, social and environmental factors and human biology that affects the growth and development of all young people.
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|Community child health|
|Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP) Advanced Training (AT) – Paediatrics and Child Healthcare (PCH)|
|The specialty of community child health involves an understanding of the complex interplay between physical, social and environmental factors and human biology that affects the growth and development of all young people.|
|3 years Basic Training + 3 years Advanced Training|
|Entry requirements for Advanced Training in Community child health through RACP:
- Completion of RACP Basic Physician Training, including the RACP Written and Clinical Examinations
- Current Medical registration
- Appointment to an appropriate Advanced Training position
|Entry requirements for RACP Basic Training:
- Complete a medical degree accredited by the Australian Medical Council (AMC) or Medical Council of New Zealand (MCNZ);
- Have a general medical registration with the Medical Board of Australia, or a medical registration with a general scope of practice with the MCNZ if applying in New Zealand;
- Have satisfactorily completed at least one intern year (post graduate year one); Be employed by an accredited training hospital or health services (where you will do your Basic Training);
- Discuss your application and receive approval to apply for Basic Training from the hospital (or network) Director of Physician Education (DPE)*. Approval of the DPE is subject to selection processes, training capacity and/or performance of the prospective trainee.
For more details visit: college website.
|Applications are made online via the
|$118,432 – $203,923|
|Basic training written exam: $1,820
Basic training clinical exam: $2,723
Advanced training For more information visit https://www.racp.edu.au/become-a-physician/membership-fees
|$4,543 basic training + advanced training (enquire with RACP)|
|Time-based requirements - Training time and rotations
Purpose: To ensure adequate time for trainees to gain necessary learning experiences across a range of relevant rotations.
Total training time: 3 years (36 months) (FTE)
Training rotations: 36 months of certified training time consisting of:
- 12 months attendance at an accredited Program of Excellence
- 6 months in community-based multidisciplinary paediatrics
- 6 months in behavioural & developmental paediatrics
- 3 months of child protection training
- 6 months of non-clinical activities
The balance of the 36 months must be in relevant community child health settings Core training Advanced Trainees in Community Child Health must complete the following core training requirements:
- A minimum of 12 months attendance at an accredited Program of Excellence.
- A minimum of six months in community-based multidisciplinary paediatrics.
- A minimum of six months in developmental & behavioural paediatrics.
- A minimum of three months in child protection. Trainees are able to meet some of this requirement through completion of an accredited child protection course.
- A minimum of six months in a non-clinical area of community child health, such as in research or health promotion and management. Trainees can also meet this requirement by undertaking a postgraduate course with a population health focus (i.e. a Masters of Public Health). Trainees are strongly recommended to seek confirmation of the acceptability of a course prior to enrolment.)
Some training positions may allow trainees to meet these core requirements concurrently; however, a trainee cannot be certified for more than 1.0 FTE in any given training period (i.e. a trainee cannot complete more than 12 months of training time in a 12-month period).
The balance of the 36 months of Advanced Training may be undertaken in further clinical training in disciplines such as behavioural and developmental paediatrics (including child and adolescent psychiatry), child protection, and community paediatrics, or in research. Other training rotations may be considered depending on their relevance to community child health, and must be prospectively approved. General paediatrics does not qualify as non-core training.
A maximum of 12 months FTE may be spent in an approved postgraduate university course with a population health focus. Prospective approval is essential prior to commencement of the course.
Training time in Australia/New Zealand
At least 24 months of Advanced Training in Community Child Health must be undertaken in Australia and/or New Zealand. This is to ensure that trainees receive adequate exposure to local practices and health services.
|Applications to commence training close in January (or August for mid-year applications).|
|2 – Advanced training entry after completion of basic training|