Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine

Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine (AYAM) is a branch of medicine focussed on the health and medical care of adolescents and young people aged 10- 24 years.

The AYAM Committee are dedicated to promoting excellence in skills, expertise and ethical standards through future training and education at the RACP. The AYAM Committee aim to connect and represent trainees and Fellows across Australia and New Zealand by providing a place for information, resources, policy statements and media releases relating to Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine.

AYAM focuses on the unique health needs of adolescents, including:

  • Transition difficulties for adolescents
  • Evolving social pressures on young people
  • Engaging with young people in the healthcare system
  • Developing youth friendly health services and spaces in care facilities
  • Improving the safety and quality of healthcare

Read the latest news and communiqués from the AYAM Committee.


Dr Simon Denny is the Chair of the AYAM Committee.

Find out more about the AYAM Committee.

AYAM resources

The AYAM Committee has developed a number of resources in Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine.

Contact us

For further information on AYAM training, send an email to, and for all other enquiries contact us at

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