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Palliative medicine is the study and management of patients with active, progressive and far-advanced disease, for whom the prognosis is limited and the focus of care is on their quality of life.
Palliative Medicine Advanced Training Program
- Requires 36 months (three years) of full time equivalent training under the supervision of a practising Palliative Care 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)/Fellowship of the Australasian Chapter of Palliative Medicine (FAChPM) with accreditation to practise as Palliative Care physicians in Australia or New Zealand
How do I apply for Advanced Training in Palliative Medicine?
New trainees need to ensure they meet the entry requirements in the Palliative Medicine 2017-18 Handbook to apply to start Advanced Training.
New and current trainees need to apply for Advanced Training each year.
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 Palliative Medicine (.doc 756KB)
New Zealand Trainees
Please download, complete and submit the application form to apply for Advanced Training in Palliative Medicine (.doc 756KB)
Trainees with Fellowship of another College
Trainees with Fellowship of another College must first download, complete and submit an Application form for Entry in Advanced Training in Palliative Medicine (.doc 646KB) before submitting a completed application form to apply for Advanced Training in Palliative Medicine.
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