Neonatal and Perinatal Medicine

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Program overview

Neonatal and Perinatal MedicineIn Advanced Training in Neonatal and Perinatal Medicine, you’ll explore a depth of specialty training in the treatment of newborn infants at all levels of care from healthy newborns to those who require special and intensive care. You will train under supervision and prepare for independent practice as a consultant. The program builds on your skills through work-based learning and assessment tools.

Program updates

The Advanced Training in Neonatal and Perinatal Medicine Program is evaluated biennially by the Advanced Training Committee (ATC) in Neonatal and Perinatal Medicine 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.

Entry requirements

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 Neonatal and Perinatal Medicine requires 3 years (36 months) of full-time equivalent (FTE) training.


Once you've completed all requirements of your training and the ATC in Neonatal and Perinatal Medicine 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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