Every year the RACP facilitates training at accredited training sites in Australia, New Zealand and overseas training for over 6,000 students in 33 diverse medical specialties, including six joint training programs. The training pathway to become a Physician will depend on the chosen medical specialty of which Palliative Medicine is one.
Palliative medicine is the study and management of patients with active, progressive and far-advanced disease, for whom the prognosis is limited and the focus of care is on their quality of life. In Advanced Training in Palliative Medicine, trainees explore a depth of specialty training in the management of patients with active, progressive and far-advanced disease, for whom the prognosis is limited and the focus of care is on their quality of life. They train under supervision and prepare for independent practice as a consultant. The program builds their skills through work-based assessments and learning tools.
For more information, please go to RACP's website for a detailed program overview on advanced training in palliative medicine, program requirements and how to apply information.
The RACP Palliative Medicine Advanced Training Curriculum outlines the broad concepts, related learning objectives and the associated theoretical knowledge, clinical skills, attitudes and behaviours required and commonly used by palliative medicine physicians and paediatricians within Australia and New Zealand.
The RACP Advanced Training in Palliative Medicine 2019-20 Program Requirements Handbook the complete program requirements for the RACP Physician Readiness for Expert Practice (PREP) Advanced Training in Palliative Medicine Program.
Are you interested in improving your skills in palliative medicine? The Australasian Chapter of Palliative Medicine offers a six month Clinical Diploma in Palliative Medicine consisting of a supervised clinical attachment.
The aim of the Clinical Diploma in Palliative Medicine is to encourage medical practitioners to spend time in palliative care as part of their vocational training and continuing professional development. The Diploma program consists of a six-month supervised clinical attachment and the guidelines are based on the RACP - AChPM Curriculum in Palliative Medicine.
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The Palliative Care Curriculum for Undergraduates (PCC4U) project aims to promote and sustain the inclusion of the principles and practice of palliative care in all health care training.
For more information visit: pcc4u.org.au/
The Victorian Palliative Medicine Training Program (VPMTP) provides the central access point for applicants wishing to undertake training in palliative medicine in Victoria. It provides an education program for all registrars in palliative medicine training positions within the state. A mentoring program is available for all trainees. Positions are located across metropolitan Melbourne and in several of the larger regional cities. VPMTP is the fund holder for several fellowships that may be applied for and undertaken by doctors who have completed their specialist training in Victoria. Advanced trainees from other specialties such as Geriatric Medicine, Medical Oncology, Radiation Oncology, General Medicine, and General Practice are welcome to apply for a term in palliative medicine and are encouraged to undertake the Clinical Diploma. See the website for details of the program, application process, opportunities for trainees and the list of accredited training sites: www.vpmtp.org
For more information:
Contact VPMTP Admin, VPMTP@svhm.org.au