Advanced Training in Endocrinology and Chemical Pathology is a joint program between the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP) and Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia (RCPA).
In Advanced Training in Endocrinology and Chemical Pathology, you'll explore in-depth specialty training in the physiology and pathophysiology of hormones and hormone producing tissues, and the diagnosis and management of disease by use of chemicals present in the body fluids and tissue. 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.
See announced interim changes to program requirements due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Advanced Training in Endocrinology and Chemical Pathology Program is evaluated biennially by the Committee for Joint College Training (CJCT) in Endocrinology and Chemical Pathology 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.
Prospective trainees must have:
- completed RACP Basic Training, including the 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.
Joint Training Program principles
- must be registered with both the RACP and the RCPA
- conduct clinical endocrinology training in RACP-accredited training settings
- conduct laboratory training in chemical pathology in RCPA-accredited laboratories
Paediatric endocrinology trainees are also required to complete the mandatory RACP Advanced Training paediatric requirements.
RACP education policies underpin the Joint Training Program.
Advanced Training in Endocrinology and Chemical Pathology requires 4 years (48 months) of full-time equivalent (FTE) training.
Once you've completed all requirements of your training and the CJCT in Endocrinology and Chemical Pathology has recommended you for admission, you’ll be invited to apply for Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians and Fellowship of the Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia.
New Fellows receive formal notification from the RACP of their successful admission to Fellowship and a letter confirming the completion of their training.
As 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.