Intensive Care Medicine

An Intensive Care Specialist is a medical doctor involved in the clinical assessment and management of patients who are critically ill. Often these patients have multiorgan failure and are at serious of risk of deterioration and fatal conditions and are requiring a high level of monitoring and medical intervention.
Minimum Time to Completion: 6 years from graduation

Details

Eligibility Requirements

Prospective trainees must have:

  • A current medical registration
  • Successfully completed a 12 month internship
  • Successfully completed 6 months intensive care supervised experience in a CICM accredited unit, within the past 3 years

Application Process

The selection criteria consists of:

  • 3 structured referee reports
  • Structured CV
  • Situational Judgement Test (SJT) – Currently in Pilot phase

Trainees undergo 42 months of training time comprising:

  • 6 months of Foundation Training (prior to applying to the college)
  • 24 months of Core Training
  • 12 months during Transition Year

Required Training time for individual specialties include:

  • Anaesthetics 12 months
  • Clinical Medicine 12 months
  • Elective 6 months
  • Rural Exposure 3 months
  • Paediatrics 3-6 months

Annual Fee:

AUD $1,720

Exam Fee:

First Part examination: AUD $3,910
Second Part examination: AUD $3,910

Trainee Registration Fee:

AUD $2,160

Admission to Fellowship Fee:

AUD $1,331

  • Research/Audits
  • Echocardiography and Ultrasound courses
  • Advanced Airway Skills course
  • ALS2

Key Information

PGY Intake Year (earliest)

PGY2

Training Duration (minimum)

6 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
Critical Care / Medical / Surgical Year
Year 3
Critical Care / Medical / Surgical Year or Unaccredited ICU Registrar
Year 4
Commence Advanced Training in Intensive Care Medicine
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.

Intensive Care Medicine

An Intensive Care Specialist is a medical doctor involved in the clinical assessment and management of patients who are critically ill. Often these patients have multiorgan failure and are at serious of risk of deterioration and fatal conditions and are requiring a high level of monitoring and medical intervention.
Minimum Time to Completion: 6 years from graduation

Details

How to Apply

Eligibility Requirements

Prospective trainees must have:

  • A current medical registration
  • Successfully completed a 12 month internship
  • Successfully completed 6 months intensive care supervised experience in a CICM accredited unit, within the past 3 years

Application Process

The selection criteria consists of:

  • 3 structured referee reports
  • Structured CV
  • Situational Judgement Test (SJT) – Currently in Pilot phase

Program Structure

Trainees undergo 42 months of training time comprising:

  • 6 months of Foundation Training (prior to applying to the college)
  • 24 months of Core Training
  • 12 months during Transition Year

Required Training time for individual specialties include:

  • Anaesthetics 12 months
  • Clinical Medicine 12 months
  • Elective 6 months
  • Rural Exposure 3 months
  • Paediatrics 3-6 months

Fees

Annual Fee:

AUD $1,720

Exam Fee:

First Part examination: AUD $3,910
Second Part examination: AUD $3,910

Trainee Registration Fee:

AUD $2,160

Admission to Fellowship Fee:

AUD $1,331

Useful Resources / Courses / Conferences

  • Research/Audits
  • Echocardiography and Ultrasound courses
  • Advanced Airway Skills course
  • ALS2

Key Information

PGY Intake Year (earliest)

PGY2

Training Duration (minimum)

6 years FTE

General Progression

Year 1
Internship
Year 2
Critical Care / Medical / Surgical Year
Year 3
Critical Care / Medical / Surgical Year or Unaccredited ICU Registrar
Year 4
Commence Advanced Training in Intensive Care Medicine
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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