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General Medicine

Summary

General physicians (or specialists in internal medicine) have expertise in the diagnosis and management of complex, chronic and multisystem disorders. This specialty is offered in both adult medicine (AM) and paediatrics and child health (PCH).

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36–40 hours/week
average time worked
$62,500 – $289,655/year
average salary
3 years Basic Training + 3 years Advanced Training years
min full time
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General medicine
The Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP)
   
General physicians (or specialists in internal medicine) have expertise in the diagnosis and management of complex, chronic and multisystem disorders. This specialty is offered in both adult medicine (AM) and paediatrics and child health (PCH).
https://www.racp.edu.au/docs/default-source/default-document-library/at-general-acute-care-medicine-handbook-2017-18ab4e58afbbb261c2b08bff00001c3177.pdf?sfvrsn=8
$3,426
36–40
32/68
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3 years Basic Training + 3 years Advanced Training
Undersubscribed
633 (Adult Medicine), 659 (Paediatrics and Child Health)
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Entry requirements for Advanced Training in General Medicine 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:
https://www.racp.edu.au/trainees/advanced-training/apply-to-start-advanced-training/
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$62,500 – $289,655
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)
By the end of advanced training: 36 months of certified training time consisting of:
- 24 months of core training
- 12 months of non-core training
- Research project requirement:
    - 1 research project (for trainees commencing training in 2017 onwards)
    - 2 research projects (for trainees who commenced training before 2017)
Applications to commence training close in January (or August for mid-year applications).
2 – Advanced training entry after completion of basic training

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