This course is only available to students currently enrolled in the Master of Medicine (Internal Medicine) who meet the requirements for admission (see below). In addition to completing the requirements for the Masters degree you will plan and carry out a supervised research project.
The Internal Medicine program is the first of its kind in Australia. It is a collaboration between The University of Melbourne and The University of Sydney which provides a unique depth of teaching and clinical experience.
While the course 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.
Flexible case 'based learning will enable you to maximise the learning opportunities in your clinical exposure. You will 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 reasoning and communication, medical education, statistical analysis, grant writing, and other research skills. A great benefit of the program 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.