Medical Training Review Panel: fourteenth report

Accredited Training

Page last updated: 11 March 2011

Tables 4.1 and 4.2 present data on basic and advanced accredited training available in 2010. Medical colleges differ in their approaches to accrediting training. Only seven of the 14 medical colleges accredit positions or posts (ACD, RACGP, RACMA, RANZCO, RCPA, RANZCR and ACRRM). For these colleges the number of accredited places equates with the possible number of trainees and the colleges are able to clearly identify the number of places available at the beginning of the year and the extent to which these are filled. Other colleges accredit facilities, including laboratories, hospitals and other sites, to undertake training, while others accredit programs that can be run in a number of sites. The actual numbers undertaking training in these training facilities or programs are usually only known later in the training year.

Data on the number of positions and facilities or programs that have been accredited to undertake training are reported in Table 4.1 for those colleges where basic training is a requirement. All medical colleges provide some form of accredited advanced training. This data is presented in Table 4.2.

Table 4.1: Basic training: Positions/posts and facilities/programs by medical specialty, 2010

Medical specialtyCollege
Accreditiation approach
Positions/PostsFacilities/Programs
Adult medicine(a)RACP
106
AnaesthesiaANZCA
(b)104
DermatologyACD
42
27
Emergency medicineACEM
113
General practiceRACGP
ACRRM(c)
268
303
Intensive careANZCA/RACP
107
Obstetrics and GynaecologyRANZCOG
295
91
OphthalmologyRANZCO
55
Paediatrics(d)RACP
14
PsychiatryRANZCP
19

(a) In addition there are 50 secondment sites, which are not formally accredited. These figures are subject to change as sites are accredited.
(b) The number does not include accredited units at satellite hospitals.
(c) These posts are for the first 3 years of ACRRM training.
(d) In addition there are 67 secondment sites, which are not formally accredited. These fi gures are subject to change as sites are accredited.

Source: Medical colleges

Table 4.2: Advanced training: Positions/Posts and facilities/programs by medical specialty, 2010

Medical specialtyCollege
Accreditation approach
Positions/PostsFacilities/Programs
Addiction medicineRACP
24
Adult medicineRACP
793
AnaesthesiaANZCA
(a)106
Anaesthesia - Pain medicineANZCA
20
DermatologyACD
45
29
Emergency medicineACEM
113
General practiceRACGP
ACRRM(b)
302
41
Intensive careANZCA/RACP
95
Medical administrationRACMA
84
2
Obstetrics and Gynaecology(c)RANZCOG
123
Occupational and Environmental medicine(d)RACP
87
OphthalmologyRANZCO
52
PaediatricsRACP
(e)152
Palliative medicineRACP
122
PathologyRCPA
451
286
PsychiatryRANZCP
61
Public health medicine(f)RACP
60
Radiation oncologyRANZCR
110
(g)37
RadiodiagnosisRANZCR
333
(h)112
Rehabilitation medicineRACP
104
Sexual health medicineRACP
29
SurgeryRACP
1,000

(a) This number does not include accredited units at satellite hospitals.
(b) These posts are accredited by ACRRM for Advanced Specialised Training. Posts accredited by the joint consultation committees are not included.
(c) RANZCOG does not accredit training sites for Elective (advanced) trainees.
(d) AFOEM will be commencing accreditation of training settings from 2011.
(e) This number will change as sites are accredited or re-accredited.
(f) AFPHM will be commencing accreditation of training settings from 2011.
(g) Total physical sites/locations that have either Full (15), Partial (16), Joint (5) or Provisional (1) Accreditation.
(h) Total number of physical sites/ locations which have either Full (30), Partial (67), Conditional (5), Joint (8) or for AON or Specific Trainee (2).

Source: Medical colleges