There are 38 existing Advanced Training Curricula that focus on the specialist medical knowledge and skills required in each Advanced Training Program.
Advanced Training Curricula Renewal aims to:
- place more emphasis on competency in training
- align the training programs with the RACP curricula frameworks and models
- update and rationalise existing curricula content and training requirements
- enhance the way our training programs are delivered and governed
- provide flexible curricula that meet the needs of our future professional, medical workforce
RACP Advanced Training Programs will shift to a hybrid time-and-competency-based training model
Allowing for better development and facilitation of Advanced Training Program content
Case for change
Developments in medical practice
As recognised best practice in medicine continues to evolve, our education programs need to adapt to remain current.
Evolving best practice in education and assessment
Supporting a shift towards regular workplace assessments in place of point in time examinations.
Technology is not only driving changes in how we deliver care but creating opportunity in how we educate the next generation of physicians.
Trainee expectations and wellbeing
The next generation of trainees expect greater flexibility in their learning with regular check-ins allowing them to recalibrate. Feedback from trainees is that the stress of a singular focus on high stakes point-in-time examinations is detrimental to wellbeing and lifelong learning.
Patient, consumer, and employer expectations
The next generation of physicians need not only be medical experts but accountable leaders and communicators with sound business acumen.
The AMC and MCNZ have standards and conditions that RACP is required to meet to maintain accreditation.