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Training Pathways

The College trains, educates and advocates on behalf of more than 14,500 Fellows and 6000 trainees, across Australia and New Zealand.

The College is responsible for the training and assessment of doctors who have completed their medical degree and hospital internship, and wish to practise as physicians or paediatricians in a certain field of medicine.

The College offers Fellowship training programs across:

  • two Divisions, three Chapters, and three Faculties
  • 60 training pathways

Basic Training

The College offers Basic Training programs in:

Basic Trainees spend 36 months training under supervision in hospital settings, completing short rotations of around two to three months in a variety of subspecialties.

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Advanced Training

The College offers a range of Advanced Training programs in a variety of specialties.

Requirements vary for each program, though generally Advanced Trainees spend three to four years training under supervision in a range of training settings.

Division Advanced Training programs (Adult Internal Medicine and Paediatrics & Child Health)

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Chapter training programs

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Faculty training programs

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Joint training programs

RACP Division of Paediatrics & Child Health & Australasian Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine

RACP & Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia

RACP & Australasian College of Emergency Medicine

In addition to the Fellowship training programs, the College runs a Clinical Diploma in Palliative Medicine training pathway.

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