Respiratory Medicine and Sleep Medicine

A Respiratory medicine specialist with expertise in diseases of the respiratory system, including the upper airway, the lungs, the chest wall and the ventilatory control system. Respiratory medicine incorporates knowledge of normal and disordered respiratory structure and function, clinical respiratory diseases and the specialised diagnostic techniques, tests and procedures employed in clinical assessment.
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 training time comprising:

  • 24 months (FTE) of core training
  • 12 months (FTE) of non-core training (or 12 months of core sleep training for dual trainees). Non-core training can be undertaken in related clinical medicine, respiratory research or laboratory work. The following areas are recommended for complementary training are: sleep medicine, respiratory or sleep research, clinical respiratory or sleep physiology, overseas training in respiratory medicine, intensive care medicine.

They will also complete:

  • 1 x Logbook (or 2 x logbooks for those in dual respiratory and sleep medicine training)
  • Meeting attendance (national or international scientific meetings)
  • 1 x Advanced Training Research Project

Teaching and learning

  • 2 x Learning Needs Analysis per training year
  • 1 x Professional Qualities Reflection per training year

Assessments

  • 3 x Case-based Discussions per training year
  • 4 x Direct Observation of Procedural Skills per training year
  • 3 x Mini-Clinical Evaluation Exercises per training year
  • 1 x Supervisor’s Report per rotation (2 x 12-month minimum — full-time and part-time trainees)

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)

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 Respiratory 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.

Respiratory Medicine and Sleep Medicine

A Respiratory medicine specialist with expertise in diseases of the respiratory system, including the upper airway, the lungs, the chest wall and the ventilatory control system. Respiratory medicine incorporates knowledge of normal and disordered respiratory structure and function, clinical respiratory diseases and the specialised diagnostic techniques, tests and procedures employed in clinical assessment.
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 training time comprising:

  • 24 months (FTE) of core training
  • 12 months (FTE) of non-core training (or 12 months of core sleep training for dual trainees). Non-core training can be undertaken in related clinical medicine, respiratory research or laboratory work. The following areas are recommended for complementary training are: sleep medicine, respiratory or sleep research, clinical respiratory or sleep physiology, overseas training in respiratory medicine, intensive care medicine.

They will also complete:

  • 1 x Logbook (or 2 x logbooks for those in dual respiratory and sleep medicine training)
  • Meeting attendance (national or international scientific meetings)
  • 1 x Advanced Training Research Project

Teaching and learning

  • 2 x Learning Needs Analysis per training year
  • 1 x Professional Qualities Reflection per training year

Assessments

  • 3 x Case-based Discussions per training year
  • 4 x Direct Observation of Procedural Skills per training year
  • 3 x Mini-Clinical Evaluation Exercises per training year
  • 1 x Supervisor’s Report per rotation (2 x 12-month minimum — full-time and part-time trainees)

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)

PGY5

Training Duration (minimum)

3 years FTE

General Progression

Year 1
Internship
Year 2
BPT1
Year 3
BPT2
Year 4
BPT3
Year 5
Commence Respiratory 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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