Training Program


Annual Scientific Meetings Attendance

As a Basic or Advanced Trainee, we strongly encourage you to attend the annual IMSANZ Annual Scientific Meetings to ensure trainee participation and interaction with other general and acute care medicine trainees and physicians throughout your training. Please contact IMSANZ with any questions or view the Upcoming Events page for the latest conference details.

Program Overview

In Advanced Training in General and Acute Care Medicine, you'll explore in-depth specialty training in the diagnosis and management of complex, chronic and multi-system disorders. You will train under supervision and prepare for independent practice as a consultant. The program builds your skills through work-based learning and assessment tools.

Program Updates

The Advanced Training in General and Acute Care Medicine Program is evaluated biennially by the Advanced Training Committee (ATC) in General and Acute Care Medicine and the Aotearoa New Zealand ATC in General and Acute Care Medicine to ensure that it’s in line with educational best practice. Changes in program requirements may occur and could impact your training plan. The College will provide sufficient notice prior to implementing any change. You must always ensure you’re following the correct requirements during your training.


Entry Requirements

Prospective trainees must have:

  • completed the RACP Basic Training, including Written and Clinical Examinations
  • a current medical registration
  • been appointed to an appropriate Advanced Training position

New and current trainees need to apply for Advanced Training each year.



Advanced Training in General and Acute Care Medicine Program requires 3 years (36 months) of full-time equivalent (FTE) training.



Once you've completed all requirements of your training and the ATC in General and Acute Care Medicine has recommended you for admission, the College will invite you to apply for Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians. See Becoming a Fellow for information on admission to Fellowship. As a Fellow in active practice in Australia, Aotearoa New Zealand or overseas, you'll need to meet the annual requirements of the Continuing Professional Development program.



General and Acute Care Medicine Advanced Training Curriculum (PDF)

Professional Qualities Curriculum (PDF)

Obstetric Medicine Recommended Training Curriculum for General and Acute Care Medicine trainees (PDF)

Developed by The Society for Obstetric Medicine of Australia and New Zealand (SOMANZ)


Download 2023-24 Handbook

Forms and Resources Additional forms and resources are available on the RACP website.


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