Clinical immunology and allergy physicians work within both public and private facilities, as well as within diagnostic immunology laboratories, research centres and Universities. Clinical immunology and allergy physicians predominately provide day and outpatient care, however, are also often required to provide inpatient care and clinical consulting services.
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 immunology and allergy advanced training may be undertaken following completion of requirements for basic training with the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP). The clinical immunology and allergy training program incorporates work-based learning and assessment, with successful trainees attaining the qualification of FRACP with accreditation to practise as a Clinical Immunologist in Australia or New Zealand. Trainees may elect to undertake the immunology and allergy joint RACP/RCPA advanced training program, with successful trainees attaining the qualification of FRACP and Fellow of the Royal College of Pathologists Australasia (FRCPA) with accreditation to practise as a Clinical Immunologist and Immunopathologist 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. Joint trainees must be registered with both the RCPA and the RACP and are supervised by the Committee for Joint College Training in Immunology and Allergy.
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).