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Program overview

EndocrinologyIn Advanced Training in Endocrinology, you'll explore in-depth specialty training in the physiology and pathophysiology of hormones and hormone-producing tissues. 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.

Program updates

The Advanced Training in Endocrinology Program is evaluated biennially by the Advanced Training Committee (ATC) in Endocrinology and the Aotearoa New Zealand Advanced Training Subcommittee (ATS) in Endocrinology to ensure that it’s in line with educational best practice. Changes in program requirements may occur and could impact your training plan. You must ensure you’re following the correct requirements during your training.

Entry requirements

Prospective trainees must have:

  • completed RACP Basic Training, including the 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 Endocrinology 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 Endocrinology 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.

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