Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine

Program overview 

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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

Program Updates

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 2017-18 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.

Duration

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. 

Qualification

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.

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