Geriatric Medicine

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A geriatrician has expertise in the diagnosis and management of complex and/or multifactorial internal medicine disorders that impact upon the cognition and functional status of the older person.

Geriatric Medicine Advanced Training Program

  • Requires 36 months (three years) of full time equivalent training under the supervision of a practising Geriatrician at an accredited training site
  • Includes work-based learning and assessment requirements
  • Successful trainees attain the qualification of Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (FRACP) with accreditation to practise as Geriatricians in Australia or New Zealand




Download the Geriatric Medicine 2017-18 Handbook (PDF 373KB)


Download the Geriatric Medicine 2016 Handbook (PDF 975KB)

Training curriculum

Download the Geriatric Medicine Advanced Training Curriculum (PDF 1MB)

Professional qualities curriculum

Download the RACP Professional Qualities Curriculum (PDF 1.1MB)

How do I apply ​for Advanced Training in Geriatric Medicine?

New trainees need to ensure they meet the entry requirements in the Geriatric Medicine 2017-18 Handbook to apply to start Advanced Training.

New and current trainees need to apply for Advanced Training each year.

Australian Trainees: Apply online for Advanced Training or where online registration is not available please download, complete and submit the application form to apply for Advanced Training in Geriatric Medicine (.doc 585KB).

New Zealand Trainees: Please download, complete and submit the application form to apply for Advanced Training in Geriatric Medicine (.doc 585KB).

Useful links

Assessment forms

Supervisor’s reports


2017 RACP Research Project

Implementing from 2017, the College has introduced a set of streamlined research project requirements. Please check the program requirements handbook to see if this applies to you.

For further information, cover sheet and marking criteria, please see the work based learning and assessment tools web page

Contact us


Phone:           +61 2 8247 6214

New Zealand

Phone:           +64 4 472 6713

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