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The discipline of nephrology is defined by the care of patients with diseases of the kidneys and urinary tract.

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36–40 hours/week
average time worked
$56,000 – $210,000/year
average salary
3 years Basic Training + 3 years Advanced Training years
min full time
GP sub-specialty
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The Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP)
The discipline of nephrology is defined by the care of patients with diseases of the kidneys and urinary tract.
13 (AM); 2 (PCH)
3 years Basic Training + 3 years Advanced Training
119 (AM); 11 (PCH)
Entry requirements for Advanced Training in Nephrology 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.
$56,000 – $210,000
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:
Trainees who started Nephrology training from 2014 onwards
• 36 months core training

Core training:
Core training must be spent in accredited clinical training positions under the supervision of a Fellow of the College. Positions devoted to dialysis without other significant medical components will not be accepted for more than six months of core training. Areas of experience to be covered during core training are detailed in the Nephrology Advanced Training Curriculum.

Non-core training:
For pre-2014 trainees a maximum of 12 months (FTE) non-core training may be undertaken in any field that has relevance to the management of renal patients.

Other requirements:
Trainees may not exceed 24 months of training at a single institution.
Applications are due mid-February.
Advanced training

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