Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine

Interim changes to program requirements

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

Trainees are expected to satisfactorily complete the 2020 training program requirements where possible.

The interim changes made are to provide flexibility and support to trainees who have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

See also COVID-19 FAQs and education and training changes.

Program overview 


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

Program Updates

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

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

Entry requirements

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 program.

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: Thistraining 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.

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