• Paediatric nuclear medicine

Paediatric nuclear medicine


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Nuclear medicine is a unique medical specialty that uses radiopharmaceuticals (radioisotopes) in the diagnosis and treatment of a wide range of medical conditions.

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36–40 hours/week
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average salary
3 years Basic Training + 3 years Advanced Training years
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Paediatric nuclear medicine
The Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP); Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists (RANZCR)
Nuclear medicine is a unique medical specialty that uses radiopharmaceuticals (radioisotopes) in the diagnosis and treatment of a wide range of medical conditions.
3 years Basic Training + 3 years Advanced Training
Entry requirements for Advanced Training in Advanced Training in Nuclear 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 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.
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)
Advanced training in nuclear medicine consists of a structured program of two years’ minimum duration, open to medical graduates who are physicians or radiologists.

The program is overseen by the Committee for Joint College Training (JCTC) in Nuclear Medicine of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP) and the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists (RANZCR).

The requirements for advanced training in nuclear medicine are available on the RACP website. Training may only be undertaken at an accredited training site.

Paediatric Training:

To be completed at any stage during Advanced Training
Once during Advanced Training
For trainees not attached to a site that is accredited for paediatric training, a rotation to a site accredited for paediatric training is considered necessary. Trainees may undertake two rotations of 10 days during each core training year, comprising a minimum total of 20 days of paediatric training during two core years of Nuclear Medicine training. The maximum core training accredited time allowed purely in paediatrics for trainees in the RACP’s Adult Medicine Division program and for RANZCR trainees is three months. At present, the only site in Australia specifically accredited for ‘core paediatric training’ for more than 20 days is The Children’s Hospital at Westmead. Core training accreditation for any paediatric training time greater than 20 days should be sought prospectively, and needs to be considered on a case-by-case basis.
Applications to commence training close in January (or August for mid-year applications).
Advanced 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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