Advanced Trainee Selection and Matching (ATSM)

 

What is the Advanced Trainee Selection and Matching (ATSM) Service?

The ATSM Service is provided by the RACP to help trainees secure an Advanced Training position with an accredited training hospital or health service.

Once you have familiarised yourself with the information below, apply online to access the ATSM application tool. If your chosen specialty match does not yet have advertised positions, please check back regularly as these will be added during July.

Trainees who have secured a position will still need to apply for Advanced Training before they can start their training.

How does ATSM work?

The ATSM Service allows hospitals and health services to advertise positions in specialty areas. Trainees apply for positions by submitting a CV template, nominating referees and, if selected, attend an interview.

The ATSM tool matches the preferences of both the trainee and the employer. If the applicant cannot be matched with their preferred choice, an attempt is made to match the applicant to their next choice, and so on, until the applicant gets a match, or no other positions are available.

Each hospital or health service is responsible for their own recruitment process, independent of the College.

Before submitting your application, please review the ATSM Service 2016 Trainee Guide PDF (1 MB) which is also available when you login to the ATSM application.

Match Result

Each hospital or health service is responsible for their own recruitment process, independent of the College. Trainees who secure a position through the ATSM service must finalise their appointment with the hospital directly.

After the match

After the match has been run the results will be released to the specialty coordinator and Heads of Department who will then communicate directly with the applicant. 

Trainees who secure a position must still apply for the prospective approval of their Advanced Training in accordance with the relevant due dates in order for training to be considered as a part of the relevant training program.

Please refer to the College website for further information on how to apply to start Advanced Training or re-register for Advanced Training.

What specialties are involved?

For 2016, there were a number of matches with different opening, closing and match dates. Please check these dates applicable to you below, they will also be available when we open ATSM from the 1 July 2016 inside the ATSM application as they may be subject to change. Please note that applications open dates do vary between specialties. Interview dates can be found within the chosen specialty match once inside the ATSM application.

The specialties involved in the ATSM Service calendar for 2016 are:

Rehabilitation Medicine first year and continuing Advanced trainees QLD
Applications Open:  22 July 2016
Applications Close: 12 August 2016
Match:
6 Sept 2016
Cardiology first year Advanced Trainees NSW/ACT & VIC/TAS combined
Applications Open: 22 July 2016
Applications Close: 15 August 2016
Match: ​24 August 2016
Endocrinology first year and continuing Advanced Trainees VIC/TAS combined
Applications Open: 15 July 2016
Applications Close: ​11 August 2016
Match: 1​8 August 2016
Gastroenterology continuing Advanced Trainees NSW/ACT & VIC/TAS ​combined
Applications Open:
1 July 2016
Applications Close: 11 July 2016
Match:
18 July 2016
Gastroenterology first year Advanced Trainees NSW/ACT
Applications Open: 22 July 2016
Applications Close: 15 August 2016
Match: 24 August 2016
Infectious Diseases continuing Advanced Trainees VIC/TAS
Applications Open:  1 July 2016
Applications Close: 27 July 2016
Match: 15 August 2016
Nephrology first year and continuing Advanced Trainees VIC/TAS
Applications Open:  22 July 2016
Applications Close: 15 August 2016
Match: 12 September 2016
Respiratory & Sleep Medicine continuing Advanced Trainees VIC/TAS
Applications Open:  1 July 2016
Applications Close: 19 July 2016
Match: 21 July 2016
Victorian Medical Oncology Training Programme (VMOTP). First year and continuing - VIC/TAS
Applications Open:  1 July 2016
Applications Close: 15 August 2016
Match: 12 September 2016
Rheumatology first year and Continuing Advanced Trainees NSW/ACT 
Applications Open: 22 July 2016
Applications Close: 1​1 August 2016
Match: 29 August 2016
Rheumatology first year and Continuing Advanced Trainees VIC/TAS
Applications Open: 22 July 2016
Applications Close: 1​1 August 2016
Match: 26 August 2016
Geriatric continuing Advanced Trainees VIC
Applications Open: 18 July 2016
Applications Close: 1 August 2016
Match: 3 August 2016
Geriatric first year and *continuing Advanced Trainees VIC
Applications Open: ​18 July 2016
Applications Close: 29 August 2016
Match: 31 August 2016
 *Continuing candidates can apply within this match as well if unsuccessful in first match
Rehabilitation Medicine SA First & Continuing Match 1 (Jan to June 2017)
Applications Open: 22 July 2016
Applications Close: 15 August 2016
Match: 31 August 2016
Rehabilitation Medicine SA First & Continuing Match 2 (July to Dec 2017)
Applications Open: 22 July 2016
Applications Close: 15 August 2016
Match: 31 August 2016
Multi-Specialty Match  
Applications Open: 22 July 2016
Applications Close: 15 August 2016
Match: 13 September 2016
Specialties involved in the Multi-Specialty Match
Gastroenterology first year Advanced Trainees SA
Gastroenterology first year Advanced Trainees QLD
Gastroenterology first year Advanced Trainees VIC/TAS
*Infectious Diseases first year Advanced Trainees VIC/TAS
Respiratory and Sleep Medicine first year Advanced Trainees VIC/TAS
 *Infectious diseases VIC/TAS multi-specialty match, applications close 22nd August 2016

Please note:

  • Gastroenterology WA are not participating in the match this year - apply through WA Health
  • All positions applied for within the matches available that ​are based in NSW you must also apply to NSW Health  

For specialties not listed, please contact your chosen specialty society.

How do I register for the ATSM Service?

To apply for an Advanced Training position through the ATSM Service you need to meet the eligibility criteria for your Advanced Training specialty program. Find out more about eligibility criteria and how to apply for Advanced Training. If you are eligible you can then register for the ATSM Service.
 

Contact us

Phone: 1300 69 7227
Overseas: +61 2 9256 5444
Email: memberservices@racp.edu.au

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