Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine
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In Advanced Training in Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine (AYAM) you will explore in-depth specialty training in the medicine
focused on the health and medical care of adolescents and young people aged 10 – 24 years. You will train under
supervision and prepare for independent practice as a consultant. The program builds your skills through
work-based assessments and learning tools
All our Advanced Training programs are evaluated biennially by overseeing committees to ensure they are in line with educational
best practice. Changes in program requirements may occur and could impact your training plan. Please ensure you are
following the correct requirements during the course of your training. You can find the latest updates in the 2019-20 program updates
Prospective trainees must have:
- completed the RACP Basic Physician Training (including the RACP Written and Clinical Examinations)
- a current medical registration
- an appointment to an appropriate Advanced Training position
New and current trainees need to
apply for Advanced Training each year.
The AYAM program must be undertaken with another specialty, making it a four years (full-time equivalent) dual-training
Post-FRACP trainees may complete this as a stand-alone program. The AYAM training component on its own requires 36 months
(three years) of full-time equivalent training.
Successful trainees will receive a letter confirming completion of the Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine Program.
Note: This training pathway does not qualify for Fellowship of The Royal Australasian College of Physicians (FRACP)
and does not result in specialist recognition with the Medical Board of Australia or the Medical Council of New Zealand.