Nuclear Medicine

Nuclear medicine specialists have expertise in utilising the nuclear properties of radioactive nuclides to make diagnostic evaluations of the anatomical and/or physiological conditions of the body and providing therapy with unsealed radioactive sources.
Minimum Time to Completion: 7 years from graduation

Details

Eligibility Requirements

RACP trainees
Prospective trainees must:

  • have completed the RACP Basic Training (including written and clinical exams)
  • hold a current medical registration
  • have an appointment to an appropriate Advanced Training Position.

RANZCR trainees
Prospective trainees must:

  • have completed the RANZCR Clinical Radiology Part 2 Examinations
  • hold a current medical registration
  • have appointment to an appropriate Advanced Training position
  • have a minimum of four years of accredited radiology training
  • have completed all system focused training and work-based assessment requirements including research

Application Process

Trainees must first apply to accredited site, then apply to the Royal Australian College of Physicians.

RACP trainees will complete 36 months of certified training time consisting of:

  • 24 months of core training­­­­
  • 12 months of non-core training
  • Cross-sectional Anatomy Training
  • Continuous Assessment Program
  • Positron Emission Tomography (PET) Training
  • Basic Science Course
  • ANZBMS Bone Densitometry Course or 200 x Bone Mineral Density (BMD) scan reports
  • 1 x Advanced Training Research Project (trainees who commenced in 2018 onwards, option for trainees who commenced before 2018)
  • Developmental and Psychosocial Training (Paediatric & Child Health trainees only)
  • Paediatric and Radionuclide Therapy Training (trainees who commenced in 2019 onwards)
    • 15 days of Paediatric Training and case report
    • 5 days of Radionuclide Therapy Training and logbook
    • Online Radionuclide Therapy modules (recommended)

RANZCR trainees will complete 24 months of certified core training time comprising:

  • Continuous Assessment Program
  • Positron Emission Tomography (PET) Training
  • Basic Science Course
  • ANZBMS Bone Densitometry Course or 200 x Bone Mineral Density (BMD) scan reports
  • 1 x Advanced Training Research Project* (trainees who commenced in 2018 onwards, option for trainees who commenced before 2018)
  • 1 x Nuclear Medicine Research Project (option for trainees who commenced before 2018)
  • Developmental and Psychosocial Training (Paediatric & Child Health trainees only)
  • Paediatric and Radionuclide Therapy Training (trainees who commenced in 2019 onwards)
    • 15 days of Paediatric Training and case report
    • 5 days of Radionuclide Therapy Training and logbook
    • Online Radionuclide Therapy modules (recommended)
    • 20 days of Paediatric Training (trainees who commenced before 2019)

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 AANMS events
  • Research relevant to nuclear medicine, or related fields
  • PhD
  • Fellowship in nuclear medicine sub-specialties

Key Information

PGY Intake Year (earliest)

PGY5

Training Duration (minimum)

2-3 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 Nuclear Medicine Advanced Training
Part Time Option: Yes
Last Updated: June 5, 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.

Nuclear Medicine

Nuclear medicine specialists have expertise in utilising the nuclear properties of radioactive nuclides to make diagnostic evaluations of the anatomical and/or physiological conditions of the body and providing therapy with unsealed radioactive sources.
Minimum Time to Completion: 7 years from graduation

Details

How to Apply

Eligibility Requirements

RACP trainees
Prospective trainees must:

  • have completed the RACP Basic Training (including written and clinical exams)
  • hold a current medical registration
  • have an appointment to an appropriate Advanced Training Position.

RANZCR trainees
Prospective trainees must:

  • have completed the RANZCR Clinical Radiology Part 2 Examinations
  • hold a current medical registration
  • have appointment to an appropriate Advanced Training position
  • have a minimum of four years of accredited radiology training
  • have completed all system focused training and work-based assessment requirements including research

Application Process

Trainees must first apply to accredited site, then apply to the Royal Australian College of Physicians.

Program Structure

RACP trainees will complete 36 months of certified training time consisting of:

  • 24 months of core training­­­­
  • 12 months of non-core training
  • Cross-sectional Anatomy Training
  • Continuous Assessment Program
  • Positron Emission Tomography (PET) Training
  • Basic Science Course
  • ANZBMS Bone Densitometry Course or 200 x Bone Mineral Density (BMD) scan reports
  • 1 x Advanced Training Research Project (trainees who commenced in 2018 onwards, option for trainees who commenced before 2018)
  • Developmental and Psychosocial Training (Paediatric & Child Health trainees only)
  • Paediatric and Radionuclide Therapy Training (trainees who commenced in 2019 onwards)
    • 15 days of Paediatric Training and case report
    • 5 days of Radionuclide Therapy Training and logbook
    • Online Radionuclide Therapy modules (recommended)

RANZCR trainees will complete 24 months of certified core training time comprising:

  • Continuous Assessment Program
  • Positron Emission Tomography (PET) Training
  • Basic Science Course
  • ANZBMS Bone Densitometry Course or 200 x Bone Mineral Density (BMD) scan reports
  • 1 x Advanced Training Research Project* (trainees who commenced in 2018 onwards, option for trainees who commenced before 2018)
  • 1 x Nuclear Medicine Research Project (option for trainees who commenced before 2018)
  • Developmental and Psychosocial Training (Paediatric & Child Health trainees only)
  • Paediatric and Radionuclide Therapy Training (trainees who commenced in 2019 onwards)
    • 15 days of Paediatric Training and case report
    • 5 days of Radionuclide Therapy Training and logbook
    • Online Radionuclide Therapy modules (recommended)
    • 20 days of Paediatric Training (trainees who commenced before 2019)

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 AANMS events
  • Research relevant to nuclear medicine, or related fields
  • PhD
  • Fellowship in nuclear medicine sub-specialties

Key Information

PGY Intake Year (earliest)

PGY5

Training Duration (minimum)

2-3 years FTE

General Progression

Year 1
Internship
Year 2
BPT1
Year 3
BPT2
Year 4
BPT3
Year 5
Commence Nuclear Medicine 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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