Trainees undergo 36 months of certified training time comprising:
- 24 months minimum (FTE) of core training
- 12 months maximum (FTE) of non-core training which may be undertaken in geriatric medicine, other disciplines or research that complement core training.
Core training is comprised of Level A training with an optional 6 months of Level B training.
- Level A training (18 months minimum) is undertaken under the direct clinical supervision of a geriatrician, covering an adequate range of disciplines. These include but are not limited to acute aged care, ambulatory care, community care, geriatric emergency medicine, geriatric rehabilitation, orthogeriatrics, perioperative medicine, stroke rehabilitation.
- Level B training (6 months maximum) is training relevant to geriatric medicine but not under the direct clinical supervision of a geriatrician. These disciplines include but are not limited to general medicine, rehabilitation, palliative care, psychiatry of old age.
They will also complete:
- 1 x Advanced Training Research Project (trainees who commenced in 2017 onwards)
Teaching and learning
- 1 x Learning Needs Analysis per rotation (2 x 12-month rotation minimum)
- 2 x Professional Qualities Reflections per training year (1 x 6 months minimum)
- Complete the Cultural Competence and Cultural Safety module before the end of Advanced Training (from 2023 onwards)
- 4 x Case-based Discussions per training year (2 x 6 months minimum)
- 4 x Mini-Clinical Evaluation Exercises per training year (2 x 6 months minimum)
- 1 x Supervisor’s Report per rotation, including a Trainee’s Report (2 x 12-month rotation — full-time and part-time trainees)