The Australasian Chapter of Palliative Medicine (AChPM) has a three-year vocational training program. Training program requirements depend on the trainee’s prior experience and are determined upon application. The minimum training requirement includes five mandatory six-month training terms (30 months) in palliative medicine, a case study and a project. Chapter trainees and RACP advanced trainees in palliative medicine both follow the RACP palliative medicine curriculum.
Applicants must be a registered medical practitioner in Australia or New Zealand and hold fellowship of a chapter approved college or faculty, or have completed RACP basic training requirements including the examinations.
Assessment during training is by ongoing assessment of clinical competence by approved supervisors. On satisfactory completion of all training requirements, trainees are admitted to fellowship of the chapter (FAChPM). Trainees who complete the RACP advanced training program in palliative medicine are awarded FRACP and may subsequently be awarded FAChPM.
Trainees enrolled in the RACP advanced training program in palliative medicine are automatically invited to become fellows of the chapter upon gaining FRACP.
Overseas Trained Specialists
Refer to the overseas trained specialists section under RACP.