Palliative Medicine

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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

Handbooks

Curricula

2017-18

Download the Palliative Medicine Handbook 2017-18 (PDF 748KB)

2016

Palliative Medicine 2016 Handbook

Training curriculum

Download the Palliative Medicine Advanced Training Curriculum (PDF 1.5MB)

Professional qualities curriculum

Download the RACP Professional Qualities Curriculum (PDF 1.1MB)

 

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.

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 757KB).

New Zealand Trainees: Please download, complete and submit the application form to apply for Advanced Training in Palliative Medicine (.doc 757KB).

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 651KB) before submitting the above application. 

Useful links

Assessment forms

Case Study

Project

Online Module

Contact us

Phone:
Email:
+61 2 8247 6296
PalliativeMedTraining@racp.edu.au
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