In Advanced Training in Rheumatology, you'll explore in-depth specialty training in the diagnosis and holistic management of people with diseases that affect joints, muscles, bones and systematic autoimmune conditions. You will train under supervision and prepare for independent practice as a consultant. The program builds your skills through work-based learning and assessment tools.
See announced interim changes to program requirements due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Advanced Training in Rheumatology Program is evaluated biennially by the Advanced Training Committee (ATC) in Rheumatology and Aotearoa New Zealand Advanced Training Subcommittee (ATS) in Rheumatology to ensure that it’s in line with educational best practice. Changes in program requirements may occur and could impact your training plan. The College will provide sufficient notice prior to implementing any change. You must always ensure you’re following the correct requirements during your training.
Prospective trainees must have:
- completed RACP Basic Training, including Written and Clinical Examinations
- a current medical registration
- been appointed to an appropriate Advanced Training position
New and current trainees need to apply for Advanced Training each year.
Advanced Training in Rheumatology requires 3 years (36 months) of full-time equivalent (FTE) training.
Once you've completed all requirements of your training and the ATC/ATS in Rheumatology has recommended you for admission, the College will invite you to apply for Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians.
See Becoming a Fellow for information on admission to Fellowship.
As a Fellow in active practice in Australia, Aotearoa New Zealand or overseas, you’ll need to meet the annual requirements of the Continuing Professional Development program.