Rheumatology

Program overview

ProgCov-Rheumatology-handbook-2017-18In Advanced Training in Rheumatology you will explore a new depth of specialty training in the diagnosis and holistic management of people with diseases that affect joints, muscles and bones. 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 updates ​in the 2017-18 program updates

Entry requirements

Prospective trainees must:

  • havecompleted the RACP Basic Training (including written and clinical exams),
  • hold a current medical registration and
  • have appointment to an appropriate Advanced Training Position.

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

Duration

The Advanced Training in Rheumatology requires three years of full-time equivalent (FTE) training at an accredited training site 

Qualification

Successful trainees will be admitted to the Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (FRACP). Eligibility is depended 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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