Specialist Pain Medicine Physicians within both public and private facilities, provide care across a broad spectrum which includes education, rehabilitation coordination and counselling on pain management for patients and their families. Specialist Pain Medicine Physicians are required to work collaboratively with other health care professionals and agencies to coordinate management plans for their patients.
2 years full-time
College-selected trainees may be allocated to a training post by:
For detailed information in relation to training and assessment requirements, please contact ANZCA-FPM.
Pain medicine training is a post-specialisation program, with applicants to have either completed or be training towards a primary specialist qualification. Trainees undertake two mandatory stages of approved clinical experience (core training and practice development) with training designed to develop practical clinical skills in a supervised learning environment. Upon completing all requirements of the training program, trainees may apply for admission to Fellowship of the Faculty of Pain Medicine (FFPMANZCA)
Applicants must hold current medical registration, hold a primary specialist qualification or have completed at least 3 years full-time equivalent training within that primary specialty.
Minimum 50% of full-time commitment. Training must be completed within 5 years.
Application for interrupted training must be made prospectively to the ANZCA-FPM Assessor.