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Endocrinology and Chemical Pathology

Interim changes to program requirement

Interim requirements for all trainees are listed under Program requirements. This follows a review by the Committee for Joint College Training in Endocrinology and Chemical Pathology.

You're expected to satisfactorily complete the 2021 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

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).

EndocrinologyIn 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.

Program updates

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.

Entry requirements

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

Joint trainees:

  • 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.

Duration

Advanced Training in Endocrinology and Chemical Pathology requires 4 years (48 months) of full-time equivalent (FTE) training.

Fellowship

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.

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