Geriatric Medicine

Program overview

ProgCov-Geriatric-Medicine-handbook-2017-18In Advanced Training ​in Geriatric Medicine, you will explore in-depth specialty training in the diagnosis and management of complex and/or multifactorial internal medicine disorders that impact the cognition and functional status of the older person. You will train under supervision and prepare for independent practice as a consultant. ​The program builds your skills through work-based assessments and learning tools

Program updates

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 the 2017-18 program updates

Entry requirements

Trainees must:

  • have completed the RACP Basic Training (including the RACP written and clinical exams)
  • hold a current medical registration
  • have appointment to an appropriate Advanced Training Position.

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


The Advanced Training in Geriatric Medicine requires three years of full-time equivalent (FTE) training.


Successful trainees will be admitted to the Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (FRACP). Eligibility is dependent on the completion of all requirements of training. Once the overseeing committee has recommended you for admission, the College will invite you to apply for Fellowship.

New Fellows will receive formal notification from the College that they have been admitted to Fellowship and receive a letter confirming the completion of their training. All Fellows in Australia, New Zealand and overseas in active practice must meet the requirements of a Continuing Professional Development program.

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