Immunology and Allergy

Clinical immunology and allergy physicians care for patients with a diverse range of disorders of the immune system, including allergic disorders, immune deficiency disorders and autoimmune diseases.
Minimum Time to Completion: 7 years, 8 years if undertaking Joint Immunology/ Immunopathology training (RACP and RCPA accredited)

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 comprising:

  • Core training (24 months minimum)
  • Non-core training (12 months maximum)

An Advanced Training Research Project is required as well as a specific Immunology and Allergy project if the Advanced Training Research Project is not specific to immunology and allergy + supervised by an Immunology and Allergy Fellow + completed during training

There is an alternative option for clinical immunology/immunopathology joint training (RACP + RCPA accredited)

  • 12 months core laboratory
  • 12 months core clinical

Joint: 18 months core clinical training, 2 years minimum core laboratory training, 6 months maximum non-core training. An Advanced Training Research Project is required as well as a specific Immunology and Allergy project if the Advanced Training Research Project is not specific to immunology and allergy + supervised by an Immunology and Allergy Fellow + completed during training.
Additional to the above, this will require success in the RCPA Basic Pathological Sciences Examination and RCPA Part I/II Examinations.

A variety of other smaller assessments are included within either of these structures.

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

  • Attendance at ASCIA events and conferences, including the ASCIA Annual Conference
  • Research relevant to immunology and allergy medicine
  • Fellowship in immunology and allergy medicine sub-specialties
  • PhD

 

Key Information

PGY Intake Year (earliest)

PGY5

Training Duration (minimum)

3-4 years FTE

General Progression

Year 1
Internship
Year 2
BPT1
Year 3
BPT2
Year 4
BPT3
Year 5
Commence Clinical Immunology and Allergy 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.

Immunology and Allergy

Clinical immunology and allergy physicians care for patients with a diverse range of disorders of the immune system, including allergic disorders, immune deficiency disorders and autoimmune diseases.
Minimum Time to Completion: 7 years, 8 years if undertaking Joint Immunology/ Immunopathology training (RACP and RCPA accredited)

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 comprising:

  • Core training (24 months minimum)
  • Non-core training (12 months maximum)

An Advanced Training Research Project is required as well as a specific Immunology and Allergy project if the Advanced Training Research Project is not specific to immunology and allergy + supervised by an Immunology and Allergy Fellow + completed during training

There is an alternative option for clinical immunology/immunopathology joint training (RACP + RCPA accredited)

  • 12 months core laboratory
  • 12 months core clinical

Joint: 18 months core clinical training, 2 years minimum core laboratory training, 6 months maximum non-core training. An Advanced Training Research Project is required as well as a specific Immunology and Allergy project if the Advanced Training Research Project is not specific to immunology and allergy + supervised by an Immunology and Allergy Fellow + completed during training.
Additional to the above, this will require success in the RCPA Basic Pathological Sciences Examination and RCPA Part I/II Examinations.

A variety of other smaller assessments are included within either of these structures.

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

  • Attendance at ASCIA events and conferences, including the ASCIA Annual Conference
  • Research relevant to immunology and allergy medicine
  • Fellowship in immunology and allergy medicine sub-specialties
  • PhD

 

Key Information

PGY Intake Year (earliest)

PGY5

Training Duration (minimum)

3-4 years FTE

General Progression

Year 1
Internship
Year 2
BPT1
Year 3
BPT2
Year 4
BPT3
Year 5
Commence Clinical Immunology and Allergy 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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