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Paediatric medicine – General paediatrics


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General paediatrics is a broad-based multidisciplinary specialty, which, on referral from primary care providers, provides expert diagnosis, treatment and care for infants, children and young people aged up to 19 years.

GPs can practice with a sub-specialty; this allows them to focus on a particular area of medical interest. See below for further information on the training requirements for a sub-specialty in Paediatric medicine – General paediatrics .

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36–40 hours/week
average time worked
average salary
3 years Basic Training + 3 years Advanced Training years
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Paediatric medicine – General paediatrics
The Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP)
General paediatrics is a broad-based multidisciplinary specialty, which, on referral from primary care providers, provides expert diagnosis, treatment and care for infants, children and young people aged up to 19 years.
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3 years Basic Training + 3 years Advanced Training
Trainees need to complete three years' core and non-core training at accredited training sites, undergo workplace assessments, and fulfil all teaching and learning requirements.
Entry requirements for Advanced Training in General paediatrics 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.
Applicants need to complete online RACP registration and secure employment
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)
Program requirements overview:
- Core training (minimum 24 months)
- Non-core training (maximum 12 months)

- General paediatrics advanced training curriculum
- Professional qualities curriculum

Supervision per rotation:
- 1 supervisor with FRACP
- A second supervisor who may or may not have FRACP

Teaching and learning requirements Per rotation:
- 1 learning needs analysis (or minimum of 2 per year)

Assessments Per rotation:
- 1 supervisor’s report (minimum 2 per year)
- 1 trainee’s report (New Zealand trainees only) Per year:
- 4 case-based discussions
- 4 mini-clinical evaluation exercises

Over the course of training:
- 6 direct observations of procedural skills

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
- 1 logbook of 100 new outpatients
- 1 research project
- Child protection training
- Developmental and psychosocial training
- Neonatal training
- Completion of the 6 months of core community/developmental training component will satisfy the developmental and psychosocial training requirement.
- 2 developmental-behavioural mini-clinical evaluation exercises (DB-CEX) (NB. Each DB-CEX replaces one mini-clinical evaluation exercise in the year it is completed.)
Applications close in February and August.
2 – Advanced training entry after completion of basic training

NB: Salary figures, working hours, undersubscribed and oversubscribed can vary greatly depending on various factors including but not limited to geographic location, private or public practice. MedVersus provides an Australia wide overview. For information specific to your needs we encourage you to discuss further with the relevant colleges/associations. For feedback/information to keep the site up to date please contact us by email: media@gptq.qld.edu.au

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