Haematology

A haematologist is a specialist in the clinical and laboratory aspects of diseases of the blood and blood-forming organs, encompassing the investigation and treatment of a wide range of neoplastic and benign diseases, including leukaemias and lymphoproliferative disorders, inherited and acquired coagulation abnormalities, abnormalities of haemoglobin and red cells, haemopoietic stem cell transplantation and transfusion medicine.
Minimum Time to Completion: 7 years, or 8 years if undertaking Joint Haematology training (RACP and RCPA accredited)

Details

Eligibility Requirements

Prospective trainees must have:

  • A current medical registration
  • Completed RACP Basic Training, including Written and Clinical Examinations
  • Been appointed to an appropriate Advanced Training position

Application Process

New trainees apply via RACP.
New and current trainees need to apply for Advanced Training each year
Current trainees apply via PMCV match

Clinical Haematology training undergo 36 months of training time comprising:

  • Core training (30 months)
    • 24 months of core clinical training. At least 24 months of core Advanced Training must be undertaken in Australia and/or Aotearoa New Zealand.
    • 6 months of core laboratory training
  • Non-core training (6 months)
  • A maximum of 24 months may be spent at one setting

They will also complete:

  • 1x Advanced Training Research Project (Trainees who commenced in 2017 onwards)
  • 1x Haematology Research Project (Trainees who commenced before 2017)
  • Developmental and Psychosocial Training (Paediatrics and Child Health)

There is an alternative option for Advanced Training in Joint Haematology (RACP + RCPA). Trainees in this program undergo 48 months of training time comprising:

  • Core training: 48 months
    • 24 months of core clinical training
    • 24 months of core laboratory training
  • Must train at a minimum of 2 settings

Trainees will also complete:

  • 1x Advanced Training Research Project (Trainees who commenced in 2019 onwards)
  • Developmental and Psychosocial Training (Paediatrics and Child Health)
  • RCPA Basic Pathological Sciences Examination (trainees who commenced in 2020)
  • RCPA Part I Examination
  • RCPA Part II Examination

Annual Fee:

AUD $3,690.00 (reduced fee of 50% for trainees in research)

Exam Fee:

Written examinations: AUD $2,031.00
Basic Training Clinical Examination: AUD $3,039.00
Faculty Clinical Examinations: AUD $3,039.00

Admission to Fellowship Fee

AUD $1,344.00

Key Information

PGY Intake Year (earliest)

PGY5

Training Duration (minimum)

3-4 years FTE

General Progression

Note that this represents one of the quickest routes to specialty training, and may not reflect additional HMO or unaccredited years of training.
Year 1
Internship
Year 2
BPT1
Year 3
BPT2
Year 4
BPT3
Year 5
Commence Advanced Training in Clinical Haematology
Part Time Option: Yes
Last Updated: May 25, 2022
The information found in this portal has been painstakingly collated by JMOs for JMOs, and is intended as a career progression guide for every aspiring JMO. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy and currency of the information presented on this website, but recent changes made by Specialist Medical Colleges may not be reflected in real time; please consult with the respective Specialist Medical College websites for the latest information. PMCV and JMO Victoria accepts no responsibility for inaccuracies, errors, or omissions. Please feel free to contact our team with suggestions or comments via the feedback form.

Haematology

A haematologist is a specialist in the clinical and laboratory aspects of diseases of the blood and blood-forming organs, encompassing the investigation and treatment of a wide range of neoplastic and benign diseases, including leukaemias and lymphoproliferative disorders, inherited and acquired coagulation abnormalities, abnormalities of haemoglobin and red cells, haemopoietic stem cell transplantation and transfusion medicine.
Minimum Time to Completion: 7 years, or 8 years if undertaking Joint Haematology training (RACP and RCPA accredited)

Details

How to Apply

Eligibility Requirements

Prospective trainees must have:

  • A current medical registration
  • Completed RACP Basic Training, including Written and Clinical Examinations
  • Been appointed to an appropriate Advanced Training position

Application Process

New trainees apply via RACP.
New and current trainees need to apply for Advanced Training each year
Current trainees apply via PMCV match

Program Structure

Clinical Haematology training undergo 36 months of training time comprising:

  • Core training (30 months)
    • 24 months of core clinical training. At least 24 months of core Advanced Training must be undertaken in Australia and/or Aotearoa New Zealand.
    • 6 months of core laboratory training
  • Non-core training (6 months)
  • A maximum of 24 months may be spent at one setting

They will also complete:

  • 1x Advanced Training Research Project (Trainees who commenced in 2017 onwards)
  • 1x Haematology Research Project (Trainees who commenced before 2017)
  • Developmental and Psychosocial Training (Paediatrics and Child Health)

There is an alternative option for Advanced Training in Joint Haematology (RACP + RCPA). Trainees in this program undergo 48 months of training time comprising:

  • Core training: 48 months
    • 24 months of core clinical training
    • 24 months of core laboratory training
  • Must train at a minimum of 2 settings

Trainees will also complete:

  • 1x Advanced Training Research Project (Trainees who commenced in 2019 onwards)
  • Developmental and Psychosocial Training (Paediatrics and Child Health)
  • RCPA Basic Pathological Sciences Examination (trainees who commenced in 2020)
  • RCPA Part I Examination
  • RCPA Part II Examination

Fees

Annual Fee:

AUD $3,690.00 (reduced fee of 50% for trainees in research)

Exam Fee:

Written examinations: AUD $2,031.00
Basic Training Clinical Examination: AUD $3,039.00
Faculty Clinical Examinations: AUD $3,039.00

Admission to Fellowship Fee

AUD $1,344.00

Useful Resources / Courses / Conferences

Key Information

PGY Intake Year (earliest)

PGY5

Training Duration (minimum)

3-4 years FTE

General Progression

Year 1
Internship
Year 2
BPT1
Year 3
BPT2
Year 4
BPT3
Year 5
Commence Advanced Training in Clinical Haematology
Part Time Option: Yes
The information found in this portal has been painstakingly collated by JMOs for JMOs, and is intended as a career progression guide for every aspiring JMO. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy and currency of the information presented on this website, but recent changes made by Specialist Medical Colleges may not be reflected in real time; please consult with the respective Specialist Medical College websites for the latest information. PMCV and JMO Victoria accepts no responsibility for inaccuracies, errors, or omissions. Please feel free to contact our team with suggestions or comments via the feedback form.

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