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Sexual health medicine

Summary

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Sexual health medicine is the specialised area of medical practice concerned with healthy sexual relations, including freedom from sexually transmissible infections (STIs), unplanned pregnancy, coercion, and physical or psychological discomfort associated with sexuality.

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36–40 hours/week
average time worked
$124,706/year
average salary
3 years Basic Training or post fellowship + 3 years Advanced Training years
min full time
GP sub-specialty
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Sexual health medicine
The Royal Australasian College of Physicians, Australasian Chapter of Sexual Health Medicine (RACP)
   
Sexual health medicine is the specialised area of medical practice concerned with healthy sexual relations, including freedom from sexually transmissible infections (STIs), unplanned pregnancy, coercion, and physical or psychological discomfort associated with sexuality.
https://www.racp.edu.au/trainees/advanced-training/advanced-training-programs/sexual-health-medicine
$3,426
36–40
25/75
5
3 years Basic Training or post fellowship + 3 years Advanced Training
Undersubscribed
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No
N/A
There are two pathways of entry into advanced training in sexual health medicine. Both pathways require appointment to an appropriate advanced training position at a suitable training site and current medical registration.

1. Completion of RACP basic training
New trainees can apply for advanced training after completing basic training through the relevant division, including passing the divisional written and clinical examinations. They must have current medical registration and appointment to an appropriate advanced training position at a suitable training site.

2. Fellowship of a college, faculty or another chapter
Trainees may apply to enter advanced training in sexual health medicine after obtaining fellowship of another college (e.g. The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners) and appointment to an appropriate advanced training position at a suitable training site. Most applicants will be eligible through fellowship of one of the colleges listed below. Fellows of other colleges may also apply and will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

- The Australasian College of Dermatologists (FACD)
- Australasian Faculty of Public Health Medicine (FAFPHM)
- Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (FACRRM)
- The Royal Australasian College of Physicians (FRACP)
- Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (FRACS – urology)
- The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (FRANZCOG)
- The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (FRANZCP)
- The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (FRACGP)
- The Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia (FRCPA)
- The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners (FRNZCGP)
- The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners, Division of Rural Hospital Medicine (RNZCGP)
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.
https://www.racp.edu.au/trainees/advanced-training/apply-to-start-advanced-training/
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.
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$124,706
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

Training
- 36 months FTE

Content
- Sexual health medicine advanced training curriculum
- Professional qualities curriculum

Supervision per rotation
- 1 supervisor with FAChSHM
- A mentor as a second supervisor who may or may not have FAChSHM

For more details see Advanced Training in Sexual Health Medicine 2017–18 Program Requirements Handbook
Applications are due mid-January.
Advanced training or post fellowship

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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