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Gastroenterology

Mid-year deadline extended for Australian trainees

We're piloting online Supervisor's Reports for Australian trainees in 2021. To give you extra time to complete your first online report, the mid-year deadline has been extended to Monday 16 August 2021.

This is to allow you to meet with your nominated supervisor(s), discuss your progression and submit your online Supervisor's Report. For more about the pilot, see the Online Supervisor's Report FAQs.

Interim changes to program requirements

Interim requirements for all trainees are listed under training requirements in this handbook. This follows a review by the Advanced Training Committee in Gastroenterology and the Aotearoa New Zealand Advanced Training Subcommittee in Gastroenterology. You're expected to satisfactorily complete the 2021 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 COVID-19 FAQs and education and training changes for additional information.

Program overview

GastroenterologyIn Advanced Training in Gastroenterology, you'll explore in-depth specialty training in the prevention, investigation, treatment of and research into illnesses involving the gastrointestinal tract and liver. 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 Gastroenterology Program is evaluated biennially by the Advanced Training Committee (ATC) in Gastroenterology and the Aotearoa New Zealand Advanced Training Subcommittee (ATS) in Gastroenterology 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 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.

Duration

Advanced Training in Gastroenterology requires 3 years (36 months) of full-time equivalent (FTE) training.

Fellowship

Once you've completed all requirements of your training and the ATC or ATS in Gastroenterology has recommended you for admission, the College will invite you to apply for Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians.

New Fellows receive formal notification from the College 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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