Infectious diseases physicians provide a predominantly hospital-based service, specialising in the various clinical, laboratory and public health aspects of infectious diseases medicine and microbiology.
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|Paediatric infectious diseases|
|The Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP)|
|Infectious diseases physicians provide a predominantly hospital-based service, specialising in the various clinical, laboratory and public health aspects of infectious diseases medicine and microbiology.|
|15 (AM); 0 (PCH)|
|3 years Basic Training + 3 years Advanced Training|
|Entry requirements for Advanced Training in Infectious diseases 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
|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 infectious diseases training
• 6 months of core microbiology training (minimum)
• 6 months of non-core training (maximum)
Core infectious diseases training rotations
A minimum of 24 months FTE must be spent in accredited clinical infectious diseases training positions under the supervision of a Fellow of the RACP and a second supervisor who may or may not have FRACP.
Core microbiology training rotations
A minimum of six months FTE must be spent in an accredited laboratory training position under the supervision of a Fellow of the RACP or the Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia (RCPA) and a second supervisor who may or may not have FRACP or FRCPA.
A maximum of six months FTE of non-core training may be undertaken in clinical or research activities in infectious diseases or in other related disciplines, including but not limited to microbiology, immunology, public health, epidemiology, immunisation, infection control, sexual health, or antimicrobial stewardship. Training programmes will be considered on an individual basis and approval for six months FTE or a percentage of FTE will depend on the relevance of the proposed training to the requirements of the Advanced Training Curriculum in Infectious Diseases.
Training time in Australia/New Zealand:
At least 12 months of Advanced Training in Infectious Diseases must be undertaken in Australia and/or New Zealand. This is to ensure that trainees receive adequate exposure to local practices and health services. Other requirements Advanced Life Support (Paediatrics) course or equivalent ( for New Zealand Paediatrics & Child Health trainees only)
*This is a requirement for New Zealand Paediatrics & Child Health trainees only. Australia: Not required New Zealand: Trainees must complete an ALS course, or equivalent, prior to the completion of Advanced Training if not already completed in Basic Training. Trainees must submit a certified copy of their ALS certificate to the New Zealand Advanced Training Unit as proof of their completion of the course.
Developmental and Psychosocial Training
This is a requirement for Paediatrics & Child Health trainees only. Australia: Once over entire training period (Basic Training and Advanced Training) for six months due by the end of Advanced Training New Zealand: Once over entire training period (Basic Training and Advanced Training) for three months due by the end of Advanced Training
|Applications to commence training close in January (or August for mid-year applications).|
|2 – Advanced training entry after completion of basic training|