Cardiology

A cardiologist specialises in the prevention, investigation, therapy of, and research into, cardiovascular disease. The spectrum of cardiovascular disease is such that cardiologists have close working relationships with a broad range of other internal medicine physicians and with vascular and cardiothoracic surgeons. Cardiology is well recognised as a research-intensive field, from which many leading biomedical researchers have arisen.
Minimum Time to Completion: 7 years from graduation

Details

Eligibility 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

Application Process

Applicants must first apply for and be accepted for a Advanced Training Position.

Trainees undergo 36 months of certified training time.

They will also complete:

  • 1 x Electrophysiology Supervisor’s Report
  • 1 x Cardiothoracic Surgical Training Supervisor’s Report
  • 1 x Logbook (Holter monitors, right heart catheterisation, coronary angiography, etc.)
  • 1 x Advanced Training Research Project (trainees who commenced in 2018 onwards)
  • 1 x Cardiology Research Project (trainees who commenced before 2018)
  • 1 x publication/presentation
  • 2 x quality assurance/audits

Annual Fee:

AUD $3,690.00 (reduced fee of 50% for trainees in research)

Exam Fee:

Written examinations: AUD $2,031.00
Basic Training Clinical Examination: AUD $3,039.00
Faculty Clinical Examinations: AUD $3,039.00

Admission to Fellowship Fee

AUD $1,344.00

Key Information

PGY Intake Year (earliest)

PGY5

Training Duration (minimum)

3 years FTE

General Progression

Year 1
Internship
Year 2
BPT 1
Year 3
BPT 2
Year 4
BPT 3
Year 5
Commence Cardiology Advanced Training
Part Time Option: Yes
The information found in this portal has been painstakingly collated by JMOs for JMOs, and is intended as a career progression guide for every aspiring JMO. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy and currency of the information presented on this website, but recent changes made by Specialist Medical Colleges may not be reflected in real time; please consult with the respective Specialist Medical College websites for the latest information. PMCV and JMO Victoria accepts no responsibility for inaccuracies, errors, or omissions. Please feel free to contact our team with suggestions or comments via the feedback form.

Cardiology

A cardiologist specialises in the prevention, investigation, therapy of, and research into, cardiovascular disease. The spectrum of cardiovascular disease is such that cardiologists have close working relationships with a broad range of other internal medicine physicians and with vascular and cardiothoracic surgeons. Cardiology is well recognised as a research-intensive field, from which many leading biomedical researchers have arisen.
Minimum Time to Completion: 7 years from graduation

Details

How to Apply

Eligibility 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

Application Process

Applicants must first apply for and be accepted for a Advanced Training Position.

Program Structure

Trainees undergo 36 months of certified training time.

They will also complete:

  • 1 x Electrophysiology Supervisor’s Report
  • 1 x Cardiothoracic Surgical Training Supervisor’s Report
  • 1 x Logbook (Holter monitors, right heart catheterisation, coronary angiography, etc.)
  • 1 x Advanced Training Research Project (trainees who commenced in 2018 onwards)
  • 1 x Cardiology Research Project (trainees who commenced before 2018)
  • 1 x publication/presentation
  • 2 x quality assurance/audits

Fees

Annual Fee:

AUD $3,690.00 (reduced fee of 50% for trainees in research)

Exam Fee:

Written examinations: AUD $2,031.00
Basic Training Clinical Examination: AUD $3,039.00
Faculty Clinical Examinations: AUD $3,039.00

Admission to Fellowship Fee

AUD $1,344.00

Useful Resources / Courses / Conferences

Key Information

PGY Intake Year (earliest)

PGY5

Training Duration (minimum)

3 years FTE

General Progression

Year 1
Internship
Year 2
BPT 1
Year 3
BPT 2
Year 4
BPT 3
Year 5
Commence Cardiology Advanced Training
Part Time Option: Yes
The information found in this portal has been painstakingly collated by JMOs for JMOs, and is intended as a career progression guide for every aspiring JMO. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy and currency of the information presented on this website, but recent changes made by Specialist Medical Colleges may not be reflected in real time; please consult with the respective Specialist Medical College websites for the latest information. PMCV and JMO Victoria accepts no responsibility for inaccuracies, errors, or omissions. Please feel free to contact our team with suggestions or comments via the feedback form.

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