• Endocrinology



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Endocrinology is the study of the physiology and pathophysiology of hormones and hormone-producing tissues.

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36–40 hours/week
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average salary
3 years
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The Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP)
Endocrinology is the study of the physiology and pathophysiology of hormones and hormone-producing tissues.
15 (Adult Medicine) 4 (Paediatrics and Child Health)
153 (Adult Medicine) 8 (Paediatrics and Child Health)
Entry requirements for Advanced Training in Endocrinology 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
college website.
NB: Registration with the RACP does not mean that you are automatically on a training network and you should refer to the state-based websites regarding employment.
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:
- 24 months of core training
◦ 12 months required clinical training (Adult Medicine trainees only)
◦ 12 months core training
- 12 months of non-core training
Trainees may commence the training program in either a core, a RCY (Adult Medicine trainees only) or a non-core training position.
It is strongly recommended that trainees complete their Advanced Training at more than one training site.

Core training

A minimum of 24 months (FTE) must be spent in accredited training positions.
For Adult Medicine trainees, of the 24 months of core training, 12 months must be in a required clinical training position. No more than one Required Clinical Year (RCY) is to be counted towards training. Any additional RCY undertaken will be certified as Core Training.

Non-core training A maximum of 12 months of non-core training may be undertaken in clinical training in other disciplines or in research. It is recommended that non-core training incorporate an endocrine component and follow the endocrine advanced training curriculum. Appropriate rotations that may be approved by the overseeing committee include but are not limited to: chemical pathology, genetics, nephrology, transplant/autoimmune pathology, nuclear medicine, obstetric medicine (Australia only) and general medicine. Attendance at two clinic sessions per week (endocrine or diabetes) is recommended with one clinic per week accepted under special circumstances, e.g. a research year or certain paediatric rotations. Child & Adolescent Psychiatry terms may also be counted towards non-core endocrine training if it meets non-core training requirements. Trainees undertaking Developmental & Psychosocial Training in other paediatric terms must complete the 6 months of training in addition to the 36 months of endocrine training.

Training time in Australia/New Zealand
At least 12 months of Advanced Training in Endocrinology must be undertaken in Australia and/or New Zealand.

Applications are due mid-February.
2 – Advanced training entry after completion of basic training

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