Addiction Medicine

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Addiction Medicine is the comprehensive care of people with a wide range of addiction disorders, including drug and alcohol addiction, and pharmaceutical dependency.  Addiction Medicine physicians work collaboratively with a multidisciplinary team of clinicians to improve health outcomes for patients.

Addiction Medicine Advanced Training Program

  • Requires 36 months (three years) of full time equivalent training under the supervision of a practising Addiction Medicine Physician at an accredited training site
  • Includes work-based learning and assessment requirements 
  • Successful trainees attain the qualification of Fellow of the Australasian Chapter of Addiction Medicine (FAChAM) with accreditation to practise as Addiction Medicine specialists in Australia or New Zealand




Download the ​Addiction Medicine 2017-18 Handbook (PDF 361KB)


Download the ​Addiction Medicine 2016 Handbook (PDF 886KB)

Training curriculum

Download the Addiction Medicine Advanced Training Curriculum (PDF 1MB)

Professional Qualities Curriculum

Download the Professional Qualities Curriculum (PDF 1MB)

How do I apply for Advanced Training in Addiction Medicine?

New trainees need to ensure they meet the entry requirements in the Addiction Medicine 2017-18 Handbook and download, complete and submit an Application for Entry into Chapter Training (.doc 669KB)

Both new and current trainees need to apply for Prospective Approval of Advanced Training each year.

Australian trainees: Apply online for Advanced Training or where online registration is not available please download, complete and submit the application form to apply for Advanced Training in Addiction Medicine (.doc 700KB).

New Zealand trainees: Please  download, complete and submit the application form to apply for Advanced Training in Addiction Medicine (.doc 700KB).

Useful links

Assessment forms

Supervisor's report

Assessment forms

2017 RACP Research Project

Implementing from 2017, the College has introduced a set of streamlined research project requirements. Please check the program requirements handbook to see if this applies to you.

For further information, cover sheet and marking criteria, please see the work based learning and assessment tools web page

Contact us

Phone:           +61 2 8247 6248


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