Neonatal and Perinatal Medicine

Program overview

ProgCov-Neonatal-Perinatal-Medicine-handbook-2017-18In Advanced Training in ​Neonatal and Perinatal Medicine (NPM), you will explore a depth of specialty training in the treatment of newborn infants at all levels of care from healthy newborns to those who require special and intensive care. You will train under supervision and prepare for independent practice as a consultant. ​The program builds on 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 guidelines during your training. You can find the latest changes ​in the ​2017-18 program updates

Entry requirements

Prospective trainees must:

  • completed the RACP Basic Physician Training (including written and clinical exams)
  • hold a current medical registration
  • ​been appointed to an appropriate Advanced Training position

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


The Advanced Training in Neonatal and Perinatal 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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