Advanced Training In General Medicine In NSW
ESTABLISHMENT OF ADVANCED TRAINING IN GENERAL MEDICINE NETWORKS IN NSW.
At the request of the NSW Ministry of Health and in alignment with the recommendations of the Medical Portfolio Programs Review: Equipping NSW Doctors for Patient Centred Care, April 2015, the Health Education and Training Institute (HETI) is establishing an Advanced Training in General Medicine Networks in NSW.
CONSULTATION AND RECOMMENDATIONS
In 2014 HETI developed a background paper, established a Reference Group and engaged in extensive consultation to provide recommendations in the report:
General Medicine Training in NSW – Recommendations for the delivery of Advanced General Medicine Training in NSW Health Services, 29 August 2014. PDF, 609.14 KB
Establishment of a network training program
The establishment of network training will be an important part of ensuring the ongoing development of a competent Advanced General Medicine workforce for NSW. It will provide:
- Support for all Advanced General Medicine trainees to have access to high quality clinical and educational opportunities in all accredited training sites;
- Recognition of the importance of rotations between metropolitan and regional/rural hospitals for Advanced General Medicine trainees;
- Network support for facilities to establish new accredited training positions in Advanced General Medicine.
In 2016 a Clinical Lead in Advanced Training in General Medicine, Associate Professor Aidan Foy, has been appointed and is currently engaged in site visits and consultation with stakeholders.
Planning is underway for the establishment of networks to include metropolitan, regional and rural training sites.
MORE INFORMATION FOR TRAINEES:
NSW Health’s Map my Health Career website provides information about and comparisons of medical specialties.
The Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP) is responsible for training in Advanced General Medicine and information about training is available on the RACP website at Advanced Training - General and Acute Care Medicine.