Seeing change happen and witnessing people getting back on track is very rewarding.
Of course each patient has agency, however good management of their substance use disorder can really support their recovery.
Dr Jeremy Hayllar,
Addiction Medicine & Internal Medicine Physician
Addiction medicine physicians work within both public and private facilities to improve the health outcomes of their patients. Addiction medicine physicians also play an important role in shaping public policy in the areas of health protection, prevention and health promotion, thereby improving public and population health outcomes.
3 years full-time (advanced training)
College-selected trainees may be allocated to a training post by:
For detailed information in relation to training and assessment requirements, please contact RACP-AChAM.
Addiction medicine advanced training is overseen by the Chapter of Addiction Medicine (AChAM) following completion of requirements for basic training with the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP). Training incorporates work-based learning and assessment which builds on existing cognitive and practical skills, with successful trainees attaining the qualification of Fellowship of AChAM.
Applicants must hold current medical registration, have completed either RACP basic training requirements or hold fellowship of a chapter approved college or faculty and have secured appointment to an appropriate advanced training position.
Minimum 40% of full-time commitment. Training must be completed within 8 years.
Allowed. Interruptions of more than 12 continuous months may require additional assessments (determined on a case-by-case basis). Interruptions of more than 24 continuous months may require additional training time and/or assessments (determined on a case-by-case basis).