Rheumatologists provide care within both public and private health care settings, working collaboratively with other doctors and health professionals to help their patients manage pain and preserve musculoskeletal function.
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.
Rheumatology advanced training may be undertaken following completion of requirements for basic training with the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP). The rheumatology training program incorporates work-based learning and assessment, with successful trainees attaining the qualification of FRACP with accreditation to practise as a Rheumatologist 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).