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About Advanced Training in Geriatric Medicine

Geriatric medicine is the branch of internal medicine dealing with the medical management and care of older people. Geriatric medicine has become a major branch of medicine, because of the demographic shifts leading to increasing numbers of older people, associated with an increased prevalence of chronic illness. The world population of older people has been growing at the rate of 2.8% per year. All medical practitioners are finding that an increasing proportion of their patients are older and look to geriatricians for expert advice and opinion.

In Australia, and world wide, there are increasing numbers of specialist positions in geriatric medicine. At present we have 130 advanced trainees in geriatric medicine and at the end of their training, jobs will be waiting for them!

Geriatric medicine is very satisfying and rewarding. It combines intellectual challenge, good medicine and team work. It brings together acute and chronic care as well as hospital and ambulatory medicine. Rehabilitation is also a major focus. Opportunities for research and teaching are considerable.

So if you are looking for a rewarding career with job satisfaction and opportunities for the future, geriatric medicine is your sub-specialty.

Further information about becoming a geriatrician can be obtained by downloading the brochure "Careers in Geriatric Medicine" below.

Adobe PDF DocumentCareers in Geriatric medicine brochure      

 Adobe PDF Document ANZSGM Poster   Why Geriatric Medicine?

Welcome Starter Pack for Advanced Trainees in Geriatric Medicine

Application to join ANZSGM

 

Advanced Training in Geriatric Medicine

STC guidelines for Advanced Training programme development.   Imperative reading  *

Geriatric Medicine - Advanced Training Curriculum  - this Curriculum outlines the broad concepts, related learning objectives and the associated theoretical knowledge, skills and attitudes required, and commonly utilised by geriatric medicine physicians within Australia and New Zealand.

Professional Qualities Curriculum - this Curriculum outlines the range of concepts and specific learning objectives required by, and utilised by, all Physicians, regardless of their specialty or area of expertise. It spans both the Basic and Advanced Training Programmes and is also utilised as a key component of the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Program.

Geriatric Medicine Training Requirements - PREP Advanced Trainees: PREP Advanced Trainees are classified as those who commenced Advanced Training in Geriatric Medicine in 2011 or later. 
Trainees should refer to the 2014 PREP Program Requirement Handbook and Advanced Training in Geriatric Medicine 2014 Program Requirements Handbook

Advanced Training Projects

Each advanced trainee is required to submit two written projects during three years of advanced training. Trainees should complete at least one substantial project before the end of the second year of training in order to progress to the third year.

Advanced Trainee Project Guidelines May 2013
Academic Honesty Plagiarism Policy
Audit of Advanced Trainee Project Marks


    Required to read and/or print PDF files



For Current Trainees


Are you an Advanced Trainee looking for a great project? 

Are you a Geriatrician looking to work on a Policy Statement?

The Policy and Planning Committee needs you! Download information

 


Finding a position in advanced Training / Where to do training

Training Positions

There are currently 46 sites in Australia where advanced training in geriatric medicine is carried out. Descriptions of the advanced training programs available at a number of these sites can be accessed by clicking on the map below.

If you have any questions please contact geriatrics@racp.edu.au

 

VIC NSW ACT QLD SA WA New Zealand Tasmania

CLICK ON A STATE or Country

Site Accreditation

Sites requesting an increase of existing Advanced Trainee numbers, or sites requiring reassessment after five years of accreditation:

  1. Site reviews the Geriatric Medicine Site Accreditation Criteria.
  2. Site completes the RACP Geriatric Medicine Site Accreditation Survey.
  3. Site emails the completed survey to the Geriatric Medicine Education Officer: Geriatrics@racp.edu.au
  4. Based on the information contained in the survey, conditional accreditation may be granted until a site visit can be performed.
  5. Two members of the STC organise to visit the site. Their report and recommendations are forwarded for consideration by the STC.
  6. The STC determine the site's accreditation status based on the report and recommendations.
  7. Accreditation is reviewed at five year intervals.

 


Upcoming Events for Trainees

 

Advanced Trainee Educational Weekend  -  30th - 31st May;  Melbourne

Flyer

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Advanced Trainee Weekend Guidelines for Event Sponsorship and Travel Reimbursement for Trainees
AT weekend travel expenses reimbursement claim form print claim form
Closing date for claims is 28 calendar days after the Advanced Trainee weekend.


Reports from previous education weekends

Report on November 2013 Training Weekend
can be viewed in the Members only section under the Advanced Trainee tab

Report on May 2012 Training Weekend
can be viewed in the Members only section under the Advanced Trainee tab.

Report on October 2011 Training Weekend
can be viewed in the Members only section under the Advanced Trainee tab.

Report on October 2010 Training weekend and
presentations given during the weekend can be viewed in the Members only section under the Advanced Trainee tab.

Report on May 2010 Training weekend and
presentations given during the weekend can be viewed in the Members only section under the Advanced Trainee tab.

Report on May 2009 Training weekend and
presentations given during the weekend can be viewed  in the Members only section under the Advanced Trainee tab.

Report on October 2008 Training weekend and
presentations given during the weekend can be viewed  in the Members only section under the Advanced Trainee tab.

Report on May 2008 Training weekend and

presentations given during the weekend can be viewed  in the Members only section under the Advanced Trainee tab.

Report on October 2007 Canberra  Trainee Weekend 

Report on April 2006 Melbourne Trainee Weekend

Report on September 2005 Sydney Trainee Weekend

Report on April 2005 Melbourne Trainee Weekend

Report on September 2004 Sydney Trainee Weekend


 

Opportunity for PhD in the topic of Diabetes-related dementia
see attached for more information

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Updated:  17/3/2014