Clinical pharmacology is a specialty like no other. The opportunities to engage with colleagues across all specialties and all levels of experience, to make an impact at the population through to the individual patient level, to participate in diverse and interesting national, state and health district medicines policy discussions and combine all this with another specialty of your choice is genuinely unique.
No week is ever the same and no two Clinical Pharmacologists perform exactly the same job. I quickly became hooked – it is well considering in your career path.
Dr Joel Iedema
Clinical pharmacologists work in a wide variety of clinical settings, providing academic leadership through education and research, developing national prescribing curricula and guidelines and providing expert advice to hospital, state and national drug regulation procedures.
6 years full-time (3 years basic training, 3 years 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.
Clinical pharmacology advanced training may be undertaken following completion of requirements for basic training with the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP). Training incorporates work-based learning and assessment, with successful trainees attaining the qualification of FRACP with accreditation to practice as a Clinical Pharmacologist in Australia or New Zealand.
Applicants must hold current medical registration, have completed RACP basic training requirements 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).