Rehabilitation Medicine

A rehabilitation medicine specialist diagnoses and assesses a person’s function associated with injury, illness or chronic conditions, to maximise their independence and improve and maintain quality of life. They provide specialist knowledge and expertise in the prevention, assessment, management and medical supervision of a person with a disability, and evaluate medical, social, emotional, work and recreational aspects of function.
Minimum Time to Completion: 6 years from graduation

Details

Eligibility Requirements

Prospective trainees must:

  • hold a current medical registration
  • have completed 2 years (or full-time equivalent) of postgraduate supervised training in general medical and surgical areas within the last 5 years
  • have 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 48 months of certified training time comprising:

  • 36 months minimum (FTE) of core training
  • 12 months maximum (FTE) of non-core training in other clinical training disciplines or in research

They will also complete:

  • 14 x In-Training Long Case Assessments, at least 3 must be directly observed
  • Functional Independence MeasureTM (FIMTM) training course
  • Module 1 Assessment (completed prior to entering third year of Advanced Training)
  • Module 2 Clinical Assessment (completed prior to entering third year of Advanced Training)
  • External Training Module 3 — Research
  • External Training Module 4 — Clinical Neuropsychology
  • External Training Module 5 — Health Services Administration and Evaluation
  • External Training Module 6 — Behavioural Sciences
  • 2 x Formal Long Case Assessments
  • Fellowship Written Examination (completed in third or fourth year of Advanced Training)
  • Fellowship Clinical Examination (completed in third or fourth year of Advanced Training)
  • Prosthetics and Orthotics courses (strongly recommended)

Teaching and learning

  • 1 x Learning Needs Analysis per rotation
  • 1 x Professional Qualities Reflection per rotation

Assessments

  • 2 x In-training Long Case Assessments* per 6-month rotation
  • 1 x Supervisor’s Report per 6-month rotation (2 per 12-month rotation — full-time and part-time trainees)
  • 1 x Trainee Term Evaluation Report per rotation

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)

PGY3

Training Duration (minimum)

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
Commence Rehabilitation Medicine 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.

Rehabilitation Medicine

A rehabilitation medicine specialist diagnoses and assesses a person’s function associated with injury, illness or chronic conditions, to maximise their independence and improve and maintain quality of life. They provide specialist knowledge and expertise in the prevention, assessment, management and medical supervision of a person with a disability, and evaluate medical, social, emotional, work and recreational aspects of function.
Minimum Time to Completion: 6 years from graduation

Details

How to Apply

Eligibility Requirements

Prospective trainees must:

  • hold a current medical registration
  • have completed 2 years (or full-time equivalent) of postgraduate supervised training in general medical and surgical areas within the last 5 years
  • have 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 48 months of certified training time comprising:

  • 36 months minimum (FTE) of core training
  • 12 months maximum (FTE) of non-core training in other clinical training disciplines or in research

They will also complete:

  • 14 x In-Training Long Case Assessments, at least 3 must be directly observed
  • Functional Independence MeasureTM (FIMTM) training course
  • Module 1 Assessment (completed prior to entering third year of Advanced Training)
  • Module 2 Clinical Assessment (completed prior to entering third year of Advanced Training)
  • External Training Module 3 — Research
  • External Training Module 4 — Clinical Neuropsychology
  • External Training Module 5 — Health Services Administration and Evaluation
  • External Training Module 6 — Behavioural Sciences
  • 2 x Formal Long Case Assessments
  • Fellowship Written Examination (completed in third or fourth year of Advanced Training)
  • Fellowship Clinical Examination (completed in third or fourth year of Advanced Training)
  • Prosthetics and Orthotics courses (strongly recommended)

Teaching and learning

  • 1 x Learning Needs Analysis per rotation
  • 1 x Professional Qualities Reflection per rotation

Assessments

  • 2 x In-training Long Case Assessments* per 6-month rotation
  • 1 x Supervisor’s Report per 6-month rotation (2 per 12-month rotation — full-time and part-time trainees)
  • 1 x Trainee Term Evaluation Report per rotation

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)

PGY3

Training Duration (minimum)

4 years FTE

General Progression

Year 1
Internship
Year 2
BPT1
Year 3
Commence Rehabilitation 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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