Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine

Interim changes to program requirements

Interim requirements for all trainees are listed under training requirements in this handbook. This follows a review by the Advanced Training Committee in Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine.

You're expected to satisfactorily complete the 2022 training program requirements where possible. If you’re unable to complete training program requirements due to COVID-19, see education and training principles and advise your Training Committee as soon as possible.

The interim changes made are to provide flexibility and support to trainees who have been affected by COVID-19. See COVID-19 FAQs and education and training changes for additional information.

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Program overview

Adolescent and Young Adult MedicineIn Advanced Training in Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine (AYAM), you'll explore in-depth specialty training in the medicine focused on the health and medical care of adolescents and young people aged 10 to 24 years. You will train under supervision and prepare for independent practice as a consultant. The program builds your skills through work-based learning and assessment tools.

Program updates

See announced interim changes to program requirements due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Advanced Training in AYAM Program is evaluated biennially by its Advanced Training Committee to ensure that it’s in line with educational best practice. Changes in program requirements may occur and could impact your training plan. The College will provide sufficient notice prior to implementing any change. You must always ensure you’re following the correct requirements during your training.

Entry requirements

Prospective trainees must have:

  • completed RACP Basic Training, including Written and Clinical Examinations
  • a current medical registration
  • been appointed to an appropriate Advanced Training position

New and current trainees need to apply for Advanced Training each year.


Advanced Training in AYAM requires 3 years (36 months) of full-time equivalent (FTE) training and must be undertaken with another specialty.

Post-Fellowship trainees can complete the Advanced Training Program as a standalone program.


Once you’ve completed all requirements of your training, you’ll receive a letter confirming your completion of the AYAM Advanced Training Program.

This training pathway doesn’t qualify you for Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians and doesn’t result in specialist recognition with the Medical Board of Australia or the Medical Council of New Zealand.

When you become a Fellow in active practice in Australia, Aotearoa New Zealand or overseas, you’ll need to meet the annual requirements of the Continuing Professional Development program.

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