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Rehabilitation medicine

Summary

Rehabilitation medicine is the diagnosis, assessment, prevention and management of an individual with a disability due to illness or injury. Rehabilitation physicians work with these people to help them achieve and maintain an optimal level of performance and improve their quality of life.

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36–40 hours/week
average time worked
$124,706/year
average salary
4 years Advanced Training years
min full time
GP sub-specialty
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Rehabilitation medicine
The Royal Australasian College of Physicians, Australasian Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine (RACP) – Advanced Training (AT) – Adult Medicine (AM) and Paediatrics and Child Health (PCH)
   
Rehabilitation medicine is the diagnosis, assessment, prevention and management of an individual with a disability due to illness or injury. Rehabilitation physicians work with these people to help them achieve and maintain an optimal level of performance and improve their quality of life. Paediatric rehabilitation physicians work with children with a disability to help them achieve and maintain an optimal level of performance and improve their quality of life.
https://www.racp.edu.au/trainees/advanced-training/advanced-training-programs/rehabilitation-medicine-(general)
$3,426
36–40
66/34
33
4 years Advanced Training
Undersubscribed
205
No
N/A
New trainees can apply for Advanced Training after completing two full years post-graduate supervised training. They must have current medical registration and appointment to an appropriate Advanced Training position at a suitable training site.
as per admission requirements.
See details in 2017–18 Program Requirements Handbook.
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$124,706
Basic training written examination: $1,820
Basic training clinical examination: $2,723
AFRM written examination (Assessment module 1): $1,820
AFRM Fellowship written examination: $1,820
AFRM clinical examination (Assessment module 2): $2,723
AFRM Fellowship clinical examination: $2,723
$4,543 plus AFRM exam costs: $9,006
Program requirements overview (adult medicine):
- Core training (minimum 36 months)
- Non-core training (maximum 12 months)

Content:
- Rehabilitation medicine advanced training curriculum (general)
- Professional qualities curriculum

Supervision per rotation:
- 1 supervisor with FAFRM actively practising in rehabilitation medicine
- 1 supervisor with FAFRM, FRACP or fellowship of another college or faculty (appropriate to the rotation)

Teaching and learning requirements per rotation:
- 1 learning needs analysis
- 1 professional qualities reflection (recommended)

For more details see Advanced Training in Rehabilitation Medicine 2017–18 Program Requirements Handbook.
Applications are due mid-February.
2 – Advanced training

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