A geriatrician has expertise in the diagnosis and management of complex and/or multifactorial internal medicine disorders that impact upon the cognition and functional status of the older person.
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|The Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP)|
|A geriatrician has expertise in the diagnosis and management of complex and/or multifactorial internal medicine disorders that impact upon the cognition and functional status of the older person.|
|Entry requirements for Advanced Training in Geriatric 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.|
|Geriatricians earn around $145 per hour to $2000 day.|
|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)|
|New trainees can apply for advanced training after completing basic training, including passing the divisional written and clinical examinations. They must have current medical registration and appointment to an appropriate advanced training position at a suitable training site.
By the end of advanced training
36 months of certified training time consisting of:
- 24 months of core training (minimum)
- 12 months of non-core training (maximum)
- 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|