The Diploma Training in Palliative Medicine explores in-depth specialty training in the management of patients with active, progressive and far-advanced disease, for whom the prognosis is limited and the focus of care is on their quality of life. You will train under supervision and prepare for independent practice as a consultant. The program builds on 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 your training. You can find the latest changes in 2017-18 program updates
Prospective trainees must have:
- completed an approved medical degree
- current medical registration
- been appointed to an appropriate Diploma training position.
New and current trainees need to apply for Diploma Training each year.
Note: Trainees are not able to complete Advanced Training in Palliative Medicine and the Clinical Diploma of Palliative Medicine concurrently.
The Diploma Training in Palliative Medicine requires six months of full-time equivalent (FTE) training, undertaken at an accredited training site.
Successful trainees will receive a Clinical Diploma confirming completion of the Palliative Medicine Program.
Note: This training does not qualify to 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.