Mandatory hospital terms - ACRRM
During training, ACRRM registrars are required to gain experience in a number of clinical areas. Many or all of these may be completed through a hospital rotation, although other alternatives also apply.
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About mandatory terms
During ACRRM training, registrars are required to demonstrate clinical competence across the major areas of hospital-based clinical practice relevant to both rural/remote and urban medicine. These terms are often completed through hospital experience, however alternatives apply in some instances.
We can provide you with preliminary advice regarding mandatory terms, however we cannot guarantee your experience will be approved as this is the role of the ACRRM Censor.
Mandatory experience includes:
ten weeks in paediatrics at PGY1 or above
ten weeks in obstetrics at PGY1 or above
ten weeks in anaesthetics at PGY1 or above
three months in secondary inpatient care at PGY2 or above
three months in emergency care at PGY2 or above
Mandatory terms can be completed during Core Generalist Training Time
It is the responsibility of the registrar to secure the hospital terms required.
Alternatives approaches for gaining experience in paediatrics, anaesthetics and O&G are available.
You will need to provide:
- JMO end of term assessment reports
- Statement of service
You are encouraged to collect this information as early as possible to avoid delays to your training.
Alternatives for doctors to meet some mandatory term requirements are available. Please see the ACRRM Fellowship Handbook for more information.
Overseas experience may be considered by the ACRRM censor in some circumstances, on a case by case basis
We can provide you with preliminary advice based on current ACRRM policies. We are unable to guarentee RPL will be granted as approval rests with the ACRRM Censor.