General Paediatrics

General paediatrics is a broad based multidisciplinary specialty which, on referral from primary care providers, provides expert diagnosis, treatment and care for infants, children and young people aged from 0 to 19 years. General paediatricians provide a comprehensive level of leadership, management and advocacy, as they work in close collaboration with other medical professionals including general practitioners, subspecialists paediatric nurses, allied health professionals, and associated community organisations within this multidisciplinary field.
Minimum Time to Completion: 6 years from graduation

Details

Eligibility Requirements

Prospective trainees must have:

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

Application Process

  1. Complete BPT written and clinical exam
  2. Complete Application form for admission to Fellowship and pay admission fee

Basic Paediatric and Child Health Trainees undergo 36 months (full-time) training, comprising:

  • Minimum 24 months (full-time) – core training, including
    • 9 months minimum general paediatric medicine
    • 3 months paediatric emergency medicine
    • 3 months minimum in neonatology in a perinatal unit (maximum total of 12 months across both perinatal and non-perinatal units)
    • 3 months in a paediatric medical speciality
  • Minimum 9 months (full-time) at a Level 3 Teaching Hospital – maximum 12 months (full-time) non-core training

Advanced General Paediatric Trainees undergo 36 months (full-time) training:

  • 24 months (full-time) core training (including 12 months Required Clinical Training)
  • 12 months (full-time) non-core training

Annual Fee:

AUD $3646

Exam Fee:

Written examinations: AUD $2,031.00
Basic Training Clinical Examination: AUD $3,039.00
Divisional Clinical Examination Fee: AUD $3,039.00

Annual Subscription Fee:

AUD $1954

Admission to Fellowship Fee:

AUD $1,344

Key Information

PGY Intake Year (earliest)

PGY2

Training Duration (minimum)

3 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 (Paediatric)
Year 3
BPT2 (Paediatric)
Year 4
BPT3 (Paediatric)
Year 5
Commence General Paediatrics Advanced Training
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.

General Paediatrics

General paediatrics is a broad based multidisciplinary specialty which, on referral from primary care providers, provides expert diagnosis, treatment and care for infants, children and young people aged from 0 to 19 years. General paediatricians provide a comprehensive level of leadership, management and advocacy, as they work in close collaboration with other medical professionals including general practitioners, subspecialists paediatric nurses, allied health professionals, and associated community organisations within this multidisciplinary field.
Minimum Time to Completion: 6 years from graduation

Details

How to Apply

Eligibility Requirements

Prospective trainees must have:

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

Application Process

  1. Complete BPT written and clinical exam
  2. Complete Application form for admission to Fellowship and pay admission fee

Program Structure

Basic Paediatric and Child Health Trainees undergo 36 months (full-time) training, comprising:

  • Minimum 24 months (full-time) – core training, including
    • 9 months minimum general paediatric medicine
    • 3 months paediatric emergency medicine
    • 3 months minimum in neonatology in a perinatal unit (maximum total of 12 months across both perinatal and non-perinatal units)
    • 3 months in a paediatric medical speciality
  • Minimum 9 months (full-time) at a Level 3 Teaching Hospital – maximum 12 months (full-time) non-core training

Advanced General Paediatric Trainees undergo 36 months (full-time) training:

  • 24 months (full-time) core training (including 12 months Required Clinical Training)
  • 12 months (full-time) non-core training

Fees

Annual Fee:

AUD $3646

Exam Fee:

Written examinations: AUD $2,031.00
Basic Training Clinical Examination: AUD $3,039.00
Divisional Clinical Examination Fee: AUD $3,039.00

Annual Subscription Fee:

AUD $1954

Admission to Fellowship Fee:

AUD $1,344

Useful Resources / Courses / Conferences

Key Information

PGY Intake Year (earliest)

PGY2

Training Duration (minimum)

3 years FTE

General Progression

Year 1
Internship
Year 2
BPT1 (Paediatric)
Year 3
BPT2 (Paediatric)
Year 4
BPT3 (Paediatric)
Year 5
Commence General Paediatrics Advanced Training
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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