Rheumatology

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Rheumatologists are specialist physicians with particular expertise in the diagnosis and holistic management of people with diseases that affect joints, muscles and bones.

Rheumatology Advanced Training Program

  • Requires 36 months (three years) of full time equivalent training under the supervision of a practising Rheumatologist  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 Rheumatologists in Australia or New Zealand

Handbooks

Curricula

2017-18

Download the Rheumatology Handbook 2017-18 (PDF 326KB)

2016

Download the Rheumatology Handbook 2016 (PDF 925KB)

 

Training curriculum

Download the Rheumatology (Adult) Advanced Training Curriculum (PDF 1.2MB)

Download the Rheumatology (Paediatric) Advanced Training Curriculum (PDF 1.4MB)

Professional qualities curriculum

Download the Professional Qualities Curriculum (PDF 1.1MB)

 

How do I apply to start Advanced Training in Rheumatology?

New trainees need to ensure they meet the entry requirements in the ​Rheumatology 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 Rheumatology (.doc 324KB).

New Zealand Trainees: Please download, complete and submit the application form to apply for Advanced Training in Rheumatology (.doc 227KB)

Useful links

Assessment forms

Logbooks and project

Supervisor's reports

Trainee's Report (New Zealand only)

Contact us

Australia

Phone:           +61 2 8247 6281
Email:             Rheumatology@racp.edu.au

New Zealand

Phone:           +64 4 472 6713
Email:             Rheumatology@racp.org.nz

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