Nuclear Medicine

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Nuclear medicine is a unique medical specialty that uses radiopharmaceuticals (radioisotopes) in the diagnosis and treatment of a wide range of medical conditions.

Nuclear Medicine Advanced Training Program

  • Requires 36 months (three years) of full time equivalent (FTE) training under the supervision of a practising Nuclear Medicine Physician  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 Nuclear Medicine Physicians in Australia or New Zealand

Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists (RANZCR) Trainees

  • RANZCR trainees complete 24 months (two years) of FTE core training in a training position at an accredited training site, work-based assessments, teaching and learning requirements and other requirements
  • Successful RANZCR trainees are issued a letter confirming their satisfactory completion of the Nuclear Medicine Program with accreditation to practise as a Specialist in Nuclear Medicine in Australia or New Zealand

 

Handbooks

Curricula

2017-18

Download the Nuclear Medicine Handbook 2017-18 (PDF 378KB)

2016

Download the Nuclear Medicine Handbook 2016 (PDF 1003KB)

 

Training curriculum

Download the Nuclear Medicine Advanced Training Curriculum (PDF 1.6MB)

Professional qualities curriculum

Download the RACP Professional Qualities Curriculum (PDF 1.1MB)

 

 

How do I apply for Advanced Training in Nuclear Medicine?

New trainees need to ensure they meet the entry requirements in the Nuclear 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 Nuclear Medicine (.doc 721KB).

New Zealand Trainees: Please download, complete and submit the application form to apply for Advanced Training in Nuclear Medicine (.doc 721KB).

RANZCR Trainees: Please download, complete and submit the application form to apply for Advanced Training in Nuclear Medicine (.doc 721KB).

Consultants applying for Training in Positron Emission Tomography (PET): Please download, complete and submit the application form to apply for PET Training (.doc 228KB).

Useful links

Assessment forms

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 6279
Email: NuclearMedicine@racp.edu.au

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