Infectious Diseases

Infectious diseases physicians provide a predominantly hospital-based service, specialising in the various clinical, laboratory and public health aspects of infectious disease medicine and microbiology. They have extensive expertise in the differential diagnosis and management of diseases caused by microbial agents and the management of patients presenting with infections in a number of settings, including perioperative, intensive care, and the immunocompromised host. An infectious diseases physician also has expertise in the assessment of non-infective causes of febrile illnesses and other apparent infections.
Minimum Time to Completion: 7 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

Applicants must first apply for and be accepted for an Advanced Training Position.

Trainees undergo 36 months of certified core training time, comprising:

  • Core infectious diseases training (24 months minimum)
  • Core microbiology training (6 months minimum)
  • Non-core training (6 months maximum)

They will also complete:

  • 24 months of core infectious diseases training
  • 6 months (minimum) of core microbiology training
  • 6 months (maximum) of non-core training
  • Research requirement:
    • 1 x Advanced Training Research Project
    • 1 x Infectious Diseases Research Project
  • 1 x Logbook (Australian trainees only)
  • Paediatric Advanced Life Support course*
  • Developmental and Psychosocial Training (Paediatrics & Child Health trainees only)

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

  • Attendance at ASID events and conferences, including the ASID Annual
    Scientific Meeting
  • Research relevant to infectious diseases or related fields
  • PhD
  • Fellowship in infectious diseases sub-specialties

Key Information

PGY Intake Year (earliest)

PGY5

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
Year 3
BPT2
Year 4
BPT3
Year 5
Commence Infectious Diseases 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.

Infectious Diseases

Infectious diseases physicians provide a predominantly hospital-based service, specialising in the various clinical, laboratory and public health aspects of infectious disease medicine and microbiology. They have extensive expertise in the differential diagnosis and management of diseases caused by microbial agents and the management of patients presenting with infections in a number of settings, including perioperative, intensive care, and the immunocompromised host. An infectious diseases physician also has expertise in the assessment of non-infective causes of febrile illnesses and other apparent infections.
Minimum Time to Completion: 7 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

Applicants must first apply for and be accepted for an Advanced Training Position.

Program Structure

Trainees undergo 36 months of certified core training time, comprising:

  • Core infectious diseases training (24 months minimum)
  • Core microbiology training (6 months minimum)
  • Non-core training (6 months maximum)

They will also complete:

  • 24 months of core infectious diseases training
  • 6 months (minimum) of core microbiology training
  • 6 months (maximum) of non-core training
  • Research requirement:
    • 1 x Advanced Training Research Project
    • 1 x Infectious Diseases Research Project
  • 1 x Logbook (Australian trainees only)
  • Paediatric Advanced Life Support course*
  • Developmental and Psychosocial Training (Paediatrics & Child Health trainees only)

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

  • Attendance at ASID events and conferences, including the ASID Annual
    Scientific Meeting
  • Research relevant to infectious diseases or related fields
  • PhD
  • Fellowship in infectious diseases sub-specialties

Key Information

PGY Intake Year (earliest)

PGY5

Training Duration (minimum)

3 years FTE

General Progression

Year 1
Internship
Year 2
BPT1
Year 3
BPT2
Year 4
BPT3
Year 5
Commence Infectious Diseases 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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