PCHD Basic Training Committee 2016 communiqué

We have had a number of Paediatrics & Child Health Division Basic Training (PCHD BT) Committee activities and achievements in 2016.

Revised policies

The revised Progression Through Training and Flexible Training Policies will be in effect from January 2017. The Committee is supportive of the revised policies and the transitional arrangements set in place.

Time limit to complete Basic Training

Reminders have been sent to all paediatric trainees who are nearing the time limit to complete Basic Physician Training, outlining their outstanding training requirements. It is encouraged that trainees be mindful of all RACP requirements and deadlines.

Basic Training Curriculum Review

The Committee is supportive of the proposed Curricula Renewal and will be attending a joint workshop with the working group in early 2017. This workshop will be held to discuss further suggestions for improvement and any concerns.

2017 PREP program requirements

The Committee (in consultation with the Paediatrics & Child Health Division Education Committee) have approved the 2017 PREP Program requirements handbook. This will be available on the RACP website shortly.

Recognition of Prior Learning

The Committee has reviewed a total of 15 cases in 2016, of which 8 were approved. This is under the revised Recognition of Prior Learning Policy.

The Committee has had an action-packed year and is looking forward to another industrious year in 2017.

About the Paediatrics & Child Health Division Basic Training Committee

The PCHD BT Committee was established in early 2015. The Committee oversees implementation of College Education Policies in the Paediatrics & Child Health Division Basic Training program nationally including accreditation, examinations and supervision. It works collaboratively with Directors of Paediatric Education and relevant New Zealand Committees.

Clinical Associate Professor Sean Beggs FRACP, Chair
Paediatrics & Child Health Division Basic Training Committee
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