Rehabilitation medicine allows me an opportunity to help disabled people regain meaning and quality of life.
As a rapidly growing area of health care, it allows me to think and work in innovative ways to promote good mental and physical health.
Dr Leslie Gan
Rehabilitation Medicine Physician
Rehabilitation physicians work collaboratively with other health professionals, carers and families to develop patient-centred, individualised treatment plans. Rehabilitation physicians maximise the restoration of the physical, cognitive, psychosocial and vocational functions of their patients, to maintain their health and prevent secondary complications of disability.
4 years full-time (adult rehabilitation medicine - advanced training) / 6 years full-time (paediatric rehabilitation medicine - 3 years basic training, 3 years advanced training)
College-selected trainees may be allocated to a training post by:
For detailed information on the training program, please contact AFRM.
Rehabilitation medicine advanced training is overseen by the Australasian Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine (AFRM) and may be undertaken in either General or Paediatrics. The program includes a series of training modules to build core competencies in rehabilitation medicine and work-based learning and assessment requirements. Successful trainees attain the qualification of Fellow (FAFRM), with accreditation to practise as a Rehabilitation Physician in Australia or New Zealand.
To register for adult rehabilitation medicine, applicants must hold current medical registration, have completed 2 years of postgraduate supervised training in general medical and surgical areas and have secured appointment to an appropriate advanced training position. To register for paediatric rehabilitation medicine, 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. Adult Rehabilitation Medicine: training must be completed within 10 years. Paediatric Rehabilitation Medicine: 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).