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Joint Haematology

Interim changes to program requirements

Interim requirements for all trainees are listed under training requirements in this handbook. This follows a review by the Committee for Joint College Training in Haematology and the Aotearoa New Zealand Joint College Training Subcommittee in Haematology.

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 Joint Haematology is a joint program between the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP) and Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia (RCPA).

HaematologyIn Advanced Training in Joint Haematology, you'll explore in-depth specialty training in the clinical and laboratory aspects of diseases of the blood and blood-forming organs. You will train under supervision and prepare for independent practice as a consultant. The program builds on 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 Joint Haematology Program is evaluated biennially by the Committee for Joint College Training (CJCT) in Haematology and the Aotearoa New Zealand Joint College Training Subcommittee (JCTS) in Haematology 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.

Joint Training Program principles

Joint trainees must:

  • be registered with the RACP and the RCPA
  • conduct their clinical and laboratory training in RACP and RCPA-accredited settings

Duration

Advanced Training in Joint Haematology requires 4 years (48 months) of full-time equivalent (FTE) training.

Fellowship

Once you've completed all requirements of your training and the CJCT/JCTS in Haematology has recommended you for admission, you’ll be invited to apply for Fellowship of the RACP and Fellowship of the RCPA.

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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