Neurology

A neurologist’s area of expertise encompasses the diagnosis and management of diseases affecting the central, peripheral and autonomic nervous systems as well as muscle. A neurologist is a skilled diagnostician who reaches an accurate diagnosis by taking a detailed history, performing a thorough neurological examination, and then investigating patients rationally by using tools, such as imaging, lumbar puncture (LP), neurophysiology and/or neuropsychology.
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 an Advanced Training Position.

Trainees undergo 36 months of certified core training time comprising:

  • 24 months minimum of core training, including 6 months of clinical epilepsy and Electroencephalography (EEG) training (Paediatrics & Child Health trainees only)
  • 12 months maximum of non-core training

They will also complete:

  • Neurophysiology requirements
  • Advanced Training Research Project (trainees who commenced from 2017 onwards)
  • Course attendance requirements
  • Developmental and Psychosocial Training (Paediatrics & Child Health trainees only)
  • Residency In-Service Training Examination (optional)

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

Research relevant to neurology or related fields
PhD
Fellowship in neurology sub-specialties
Involvement in Australian and New Zealand Association of Neurology activities, and conferences

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 Neurology 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.

Neurology

A neurologist’s area of expertise encompasses the diagnosis and management of diseases affecting the central, peripheral and autonomic nervous systems as well as muscle. A neurologist is a skilled diagnostician who reaches an accurate diagnosis by taking a detailed history, performing a thorough neurological examination, and then investigating patients rationally by using tools, such as imaging, lumbar puncture (LP), neurophysiology and/or neuropsychology.
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 an Advanced Training Position.

Program Structure

Trainees undergo 36 months of certified core training time comprising:

  • 24 months minimum of core training, including 6 months of clinical epilepsy and Electroencephalography (EEG) training (Paediatrics & Child Health trainees only)
  • 12 months maximum of non-core training

They will also complete:

  • Neurophysiology requirements
  • Advanced Training Research Project (trainees who commenced from 2017 onwards)
  • Course attendance requirements
  • Developmental and Psychosocial Training (Paediatrics & Child Health trainees only)
  • Residency In-Service Training Examination (optional)

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

Research relevant to neurology or related fields
PhD
Fellowship in neurology sub-specialties
Involvement in Australian and New Zealand Association of Neurology activities, and conferences

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 Neurology 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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