The curriculum for Advanced Training in Cardiology has been revised and implementation will commence in 2024 with a transition year.
Trainees who commence Advanced Training in Cardiology in 2024 will follow the new curriculum standards and transition program requirements.
The new curriculum
2024 program overview (PDF) – high-level overview of the revised curriculum and 2024 transition year program requirements
2024 program handbook (PDF) – outlines the 2024 transition year learning, teaching, and assessment program requirements
RACP Learning Plan Cardiology – use this learning plan to optimise your workplace learning against the new curriculum standards.
Curriculum standards (PDF) – outlines what trainees need to be, do and know throughout training
2025 program handbook (PDF) – outlines the full new program learning, teaching, and assessment program requirements, which will be implemented in 2025
Contact us if you have any questions about the new program.
The Advanced Training Committee (ATC) in Cardiology established a Curriculum Review Group to renew the curriculum through a five-stage process. The Group dedicated their time and expertise to revise the curriculum, including development of the curriculum standards and LTA requirements.
Read the Cardiology Curriculum Review Group Terms of Reference (PDF).
A/Prof James Shaw FRACP | Chair
James is Deputy Director of the Cardiology Department at the Alfred Hospital and Head of Cardiology General. He's also an Adjunct Associate Professor at Monash University. James is interested in research and education and has supervised numerous advanced trainees. He completed his PhD in 2001 and spent 3 years at Massachusetts General Hospital and The Brigham and Women’s Hospital. James has been a consultant at the Alfred since 2004 and is on the Advanced Training Committee in Cardiology.
Dr Heath Adams FRACP FCSANZ FRACP | Member
Heath is Director of TAVI and Clinical Lead for the Cardiac Catheter Laboratory at the Royal Hobart Hospital. He’s also a member of the CSANZ Interventional Council. Since completing Advanced Training in 2016, Heath has been awarded a post graduate diploma in Clinical Leadership at the University of Tasmania. A long-time advocate for trainee welfare and directing change, Heath is passionate about mentorship, clinical re-design and evaluation.
Dr Chadi Ayoub FRACP FACC FSCCT FASE | Member
Chadi is the Director of Echocardiography Service at Concord Hospital and currently sits on the American College of Cardiology’s Cardio-oncology Leadership Council. He is an assistant professor of medicine at the Mayo College of Medicine. Chadi is interested in quality improvement and demonstrates his commitment to improving educational standards and training experiences through his involvement in teaching and supervising Advanced Trainees.
Dr Paul Bridgman FRACP FCSANZ FASE | Member
Paul is a consultant cardiologist at Christchurch Hospital and Clinical Senior Lecturer at the University of Otago, Christchurch. Paul has an interest in medical education, particularly the continuum from training to continuing professional development. He is Chair of the CSANZ Education Committee, and Deputy Editor-in-Chief for the RACP’s academic journal, Internal Medicine Journal. Paul helped write the current RACP Cardiology Advanced Training curriculum.
Dr Joanne Eng-Frost FRACP | Trainee representative
Joanne is a new Fellow in Cardiology. Her clinical interests include structural and interventional cardiology, and she is currently undertaking a PhD with the aim of developing a phenotypic electronic specification for cardiogenic shock. In addition to her clinical interests, she is a Clinical Associate Lecturer with the University of Adelaide and Flinders University. She hopes to represent the interests of trainees in the re-design and development of the new curriculum.
Dr Imre Hunyor FRACP | Member
Imre is the Director of Cardiology Advanced Training and past Network Director of Physician Training at the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital. He is a multimodal imaging specialist, accredited in Cardiac CT and MRI, with a doctorate in Cardiac Metabolism and Heart Failure from the University of Oxford. He is interested in training program design and development and is committed to promoting best practice by ensuring cardiovascular training programs reflect modern and emerging practice in cardiology.
Dr Katharine Kott | Trainee representative
Katharine is a first-year cardiology Advanced Trainee at Royal North Shore Hospital and a PhD candidate at the University of Sydney’s Kolling Institute of Medical Research. Katharine’s clinical interests are in the fields of biomarker development, intervention, and cardio-oncology. She has produced numerous abstracts and peer-reviewed publications over the course of her training, winning several awards. Katharine is interested in improving medical education and clinical training.
Dr Joseph O'Brien FRACP | Trainee representative
Joseph is a new Fellow in Cardiology, and is currently an Interventional Cardiology Fellow at Monash Heart, Melbourne. Joseph has an interest in improving clinical education and training outcomes, and regularly teaches clinical skills tutorials and Cardiology and General Medical content for junior doctors. He is always looking for ways to improve the training standards and is keen to advocate for trainees in the re-design and development of the new Cardiology Advanced Training curriculum.
Dr Hashrul Rashid FRACP MRCP (UK) | Member
Hashrul is a cardiologist and interventional Fellow at Monash University and is completing his PhD with the Monash Cardiovascular Research Centre. He completed Advanced Training in Cardiology in 2019 and was awarded RACP Australian Trainee of the Year in 2020. His clinical interests are in CT imaging and interventional cardiology. He is also interested in improving educational content delivery and sits on the RACP College Learning Series Committee.
A/Prof William Wang FRACP FRCP FCSANZ | Member
William is a consultant cardiologist at Princess Alexandra Hospital and Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Queensland. William is a steering committee member of the Queensland Statewide Clinical Cardiac Network and a board member of the CSANZ. He is also Chair of the CSANZ Indigenous Health Council.
Dr Ben Rogers PhD FRACP | Advisor from RACP Curriculum Advisory Group
Ben is an infectious disease physician and clinical researcher at Monash Health and the Monash University School of Clinical Sciences. He supervises Basic Physician Trainees and Advanced Trainees in Infectious Diseases. Ben has been an active member of the RACP Curriculum Advisory Group since its inception in 2014.