The Internal Medicine program is the first of its kind in Australia. It is a collaboration between The University of Sydney and The University of Melbourne which provides a unique depth of teaching and clinical experience.
While the program is focused on doctors undertaking training with the Royal Australasian College of Physicians, it offers a strong background in internal medicine to trainees and established clinicians in Emergency Medicine, Intensive Care Medicine and General Practice who want to develop their knowledge and skills in adult internal medicine.
The program aims to provide you with the knowledge and skills base required to undertake the Royal Australasian College of Physicians Adult Medicine Basic Training examinations. It also provides opportunities to pursue in depth, areas of future practice or interest.
The sharp increase in Australian medical graduates and a reduction in working hours for many doctors in training have reduced learning opportunities. This program provides flexible case 'based learning that will enable you to maximise the learning opportunities in your clinical exposure.
This course provides the opportunity to advance your clinical knowledge and practice in areas of interest, as well as develop expertise in other areas important to career advancement. The basic stream-specific units are aimed at the level of knowledge expected for the F.R.A.C.P Basic Training examination, while the advanced units offer greater depth in these areas of study. There are a broad range of elective units which include clinical decision making, medical education, statistical analysis, grant writing, and other research skills.
A great benefit of the course will be the opportunity to interact with other doctors who are at a similar stage in their career, share knowledge and skills in a supportive environment, and make key contacts with Australia's leading physicians. The largely online nature of the course means that you can continue your educational program during rotation to suburban, rural and regional hospitals.