General and Acute Care Medicine

General physicians are specialty physicians with expertise in the diagnosis and management of complex, chronic and multisystem disorders in adult patients. They undertake a comprehensive assessment of a patient’s problems and needs, both biomedical and psychosocial, and provide and coordinate patient care with the assistance of multidisciplinary teams to optimise health outcomes.
Minimum Time to Completion: 7 years from graduation

Details

Eligibility Requirements

Prospective trainees must have:

  • A current medical registration
  • Completed the RACP Basic Training, including Written and Clinical Examinations
  • Been appointed to an appropriate Advanced Training position

Application Process

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

Trainees undergo 36 months of certified training time comprising:

  • 24 months minimum core training
    • 6 months core general medicine, 6 months core general medicine-related, 12 months core subspecialty (rotations much be completed in 2 distinct subspecialties)
    • Rotations should be at least 6 months in duration. 3 months FTE or less will not be approved for core training. A 6-month high acuity rotation must be included (can be completed during either core or non-core training). Nights and relief are not included (unless part of high acuity rotation e.g. Emergency Medicine).
  • 12 months maximum non-core training.

 

They will also complete:

  • 1x Advanced Training Research Project (trainees who commenced in 2017 onwards)

 

Teaching and learning

  • 1 x Learning Needs Analysis per training year
  • 1 x Professional Qualities Reflection per training year

 

Assessments

  • 1 x Case-based Discussion per training year
  • 1 x Supervisor’s Reports per rotation (2 per 12-month rotation — full-time and part-time trainees)
  • 1 x Trainee’s Report per rotation

Annual Fee:

AUD $3,646.00 (reduced fee of 50% for trainees in research)

Exam Fee:

Written examinations: AUD $1986.00
Basic Training Clinical Examination: AUD $1986.00
Faculty Clinical Examinations: AUD $1986.00

Admission to Fellowship Fee:

AUD $1,344.00

  • Research relevant to general medicine or related fields
  • Fellowship in related sub-specialties
  • PhD

Key Information

PGY Intake Year (earliest)

PGY5

Training Duration (minimum)

3 years FTE

General Progression

Year 1
Internship
Year 2
BPT1
Year 3
BPT2
Year 4
BPT3
Year 5
Commence Advanced Training in General and Acute Care Medicine
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.

General and Acute Care Medicine

General physicians are specialty physicians with expertise in the diagnosis and management of complex, chronic and multisystem disorders in adult patients. They undertake a comprehensive assessment of a patient’s problems and needs, both biomedical and psychosocial, and provide and coordinate patient care with the assistance of multidisciplinary teams to optimise health outcomes.
Minimum Time to Completion: 7 years from graduation

Details

How to Apply

Eligibility Requirements

Prospective trainees must have:

  • A current medical registration
  • Completed the RACP Basic Training, including Written and Clinical Examinations
  • Been appointed to an appropriate Advanced Training position

Application Process

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

Program Structure

Trainees undergo 36 months of certified training time comprising:

  • 24 months minimum core training
    • 6 months core general medicine, 6 months core general medicine-related, 12 months core subspecialty (rotations much be completed in 2 distinct subspecialties)
    • Rotations should be at least 6 months in duration. 3 months FTE or less will not be approved for core training. A 6-month high acuity rotation must be included (can be completed during either core or non-core training). Nights and relief are not included (unless part of high acuity rotation e.g. Emergency Medicine).
  • 12 months maximum non-core training.

 

They will also complete:

  • 1x Advanced Training Research Project (trainees who commenced in 2017 onwards)

 

Teaching and learning

  • 1 x Learning Needs Analysis per training year
  • 1 x Professional Qualities Reflection per training year

 

Assessments

  • 1 x Case-based Discussion per training year
  • 1 x Supervisor’s Reports per rotation (2 per 12-month rotation — full-time and part-time trainees)
  • 1 x Trainee’s Report per rotation

Fees

Annual Fee:

AUD $3,646.00 (reduced fee of 50% for trainees in research)

Exam Fee:

Written examinations: AUD $1986.00
Basic Training Clinical Examination: AUD $1986.00
Faculty Clinical Examinations: AUD $1986.00

Admission to Fellowship Fee:

AUD $1,344.00

Useful Resources / Courses / Conferences

  • Research relevant to general medicine or related fields
  • Fellowship in related sub-specialties
  • PhD

Key Information

PGY Intake Year (earliest)

PGY5

Training Duration (minimum)

3 years FTE

General Progression

Year 1
Internship
Year 2
BPT1
Year 3
BPT2
Year 4
BPT3
Year 5
Commence Advanced Training in General and Acute Care Medicine
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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