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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 assessments and teaching and learning requirements as outlined in the Palliative Medicine 2016 Handbook
- 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 entry requirements to start Advanced Training. Refer to the Palliative Medicine 2016 Handbook for further information.
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 Palliative Medicine (.doc 734KB).
New Zealand Trainees: Please download, complete and submit the application form to apply for Advanced Training in Palliative Medicine (.doc 734KB).
Trainees with Fellowship of another College
Trainees with Fellowship of another College must first download, complete and submit the Application for Entry into the Training Program Form (.doc 644KB) before submitting the above application.