Sexual Health Medicine

A Sexual Health Medicine Physician works collaboratively with a multidisciplinary team to improve the sexual health outcomes of the individual and the community by identifying and minimising sexual health issues through education, behaviour change, advocacy, screening, clinical service provision, surveillance and research.
Minimum Time to Completion: 7 years from graduation

Details

Eligibility Requirements

There are two pathways of entry into Advanced Training in Sexual Health Medicine:

RACP Basic Training

  • Trainees can apply for Advanced Training in Sexual Health Medicine after completing RACP Basic Training, including passing the Divisional Written and Clinical Examinations.
  • They must hold a current medical registration and have an appointment to an appropriate Advanced Training position at a suitable training site.

Fellowship of a College, Faculty or another Chapter

  • Trainees may apply to enter Advanced Training in Sexual Health Medicine after obtaining Fellowship of another College (e.g. Royal Australasian College of General Practitioners). They must have current medical registration and appointment to an appropriate Advanced Training position at a suitable training site.

Most applicants will be eligible through Fellowship of one of the Colleges listed below. Fellows of other Colleges may also apply and will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

  • Australasian College of Dermatologists (FACD)
  • Australasian Faculty of Public Health Medicine (FAFPHM)
  • Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (FACRRM)
  • Royal Australasian College of Physicians (FRACP)
  • Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (FRACS – urology)
  • Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (FRANZCOG)
  • Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (FRANZCP)
  • Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (FRACGP)
  • Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia (FRCPA)
  • Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners (FRNZCGP)
  • Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners Division of Rural Hospital Medicine (RNZCGP)

Application Process

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

Trainees undergo 36 months of certified training time comprising:

  • 6 months (equivalent) of reproductive health training
  • 6 months (equivalent) of HIV medicine training
  • 9 months minimum of female sexual health training
  • 9 months minimum of male sexual health training
  • 6 months of elective training (optional)

They will also complete:

  • 1 x Advanced Training Research Project (trainees who commenced in 2017 onwards)
  • 1 x AChSHM Exit Assessment
  • Formal study requirements:
    • Fertility regulation
    • Epidemiology
    • HIV medicine
    • Laboratory methods
  • 1 x HIV medicine logbook
  • 1 x Reproductive health logbook
  • 1 x Logbook for any 6-month elective undertaken (recommended)

Teaching and learning

  • 2 x Learning Needs Analysis per training year

Assessments

  • 2 x Case-based Discussions per training year
  • 2 x Mini-Clinical Evaluation Exercises per training year
  • 2 x Supervisor’s Reports per training year (full-time and part-time trainees)

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 ASHM conferences and events
  • Research relevant to sexual health medicine or related fields
  • PhD
  • Fellowship in sexual health medicine

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 Sexual Health Medicine 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.

Sexual Health Medicine

A Sexual Health Medicine Physician works collaboratively with a multidisciplinary team to improve the sexual health outcomes of the individual and the community by identifying and minimising sexual health issues through education, behaviour change, advocacy, screening, clinical service provision, surveillance and research.
Minimum Time to Completion: 7 years from graduation

Details

How to Apply

Eligibility Requirements

There are two pathways of entry into Advanced Training in Sexual Health Medicine:

RACP Basic Training

  • Trainees can apply for Advanced Training in Sexual Health Medicine after completing RACP Basic Training, including passing the Divisional Written and Clinical Examinations.
  • They must hold a current medical registration and have an appointment to an appropriate Advanced Training position at a suitable training site.

Fellowship of a College, Faculty or another Chapter

  • Trainees may apply to enter Advanced Training in Sexual Health Medicine after obtaining Fellowship of another College (e.g. Royal Australasian College of General Practitioners). They must have current medical registration and appointment to an appropriate Advanced Training position at a suitable training site.

Most applicants will be eligible through Fellowship of one of the Colleges listed below. Fellows of other Colleges may also apply and will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

  • Australasian College of Dermatologists (FACD)
  • Australasian Faculty of Public Health Medicine (FAFPHM)
  • Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (FACRRM)
  • Royal Australasian College of Physicians (FRACP)
  • Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (FRACS – urology)
  • Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (FRANZCOG)
  • Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (FRANZCP)
  • Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (FRACGP)
  • Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia (FRCPA)
  • Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners (FRNZCGP)
  • Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners Division of Rural Hospital Medicine (RNZCGP)

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:

  • 6 months (equivalent) of reproductive health training
  • 6 months (equivalent) of HIV medicine training
  • 9 months minimum of female sexual health training
  • 9 months minimum of male sexual health training
  • 6 months of elective training (optional)

They will also complete:

  • 1 x Advanced Training Research Project (trainees who commenced in 2017 onwards)
  • 1 x AChSHM Exit Assessment
  • Formal study requirements:
    • Fertility regulation
    • Epidemiology
    • HIV medicine
    • Laboratory methods
  • 1 x HIV medicine logbook
  • 1 x Reproductive health logbook
  • 1 x Logbook for any 6-month elective undertaken (recommended)

Teaching and learning

  • 2 x Learning Needs Analysis per training year

Assessments

  • 2 x Case-based Discussions per training year
  • 2 x Mini-Clinical Evaluation Exercises per training year
  • 2 x Supervisor’s Reports per training year (full-time and part-time trainees)

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 ASHM conferences and events
  • Research relevant to sexual health medicine or related fields
  • PhD
  • Fellowship in sexual health medicine

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 Sexual Health Medicine 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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