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Advanced Physician Training

There are opportunities for physicians to complete their Advanced Training in General and Acute Care Medicine, as well as a range of Subspecialties including Cardiology, Gastroenterology, Endocrinology, Respiratory, Nephrology, Oncology, Neurology, Haemotology, Infectious Diseases and Geriatric Medicine.  

General and Acute Care Medicine

There are eight Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP) fully accredited positions at Peninsula Health.

Peninsula Health is accredited for three years of core and non-core training.

Peninsula Health is a major metropolitan health service, servicing the entire picturesque Frankston and Mornington Peninsula region. Peninsula Health has produced many high-quality world-renowned specialists who continue to work at the health service.

The Department of Medicine at Peninsula Health has undergone major changes in recent years. These changes include staffing structure and levels, education and teaching and accreditation of subspecialty terms. We now offer highly sought-after subspecialty rotations which enables trainees to develop into excellent clinicians.

General Medicine at Peninsula Health is structured geographically with each unit localised to a specific ward. There are six General Medicine teams. These wards are shared with another subspecialty unit. In addition to these, there is a separate General Medicine ward located at the Rosebud Hospital. The Advanced Trainees in General Medicine are provided with the opportunity to develop their leadership skills.

The department is staffed with a large proportion of full-time physicians with a variety of subspecialty expertise. We have a strong focus on research, led by the dedicated Academic and Research Unit. The Advanced Trainees will be supported with their research projects through monthly Internal Medicine Research Group meetings.

Rotation opportunities for Advanced Physician Trainees

  • General Medicine – six months
    • Minimum of three consultant supervised ward rounds
    • Multidisciplinary team meetings
    • Teaching and coordinating teaching sessions for the junior medical staff
    • Weekly outpatients clinic
    • Opportunities to undertake research activities and quality assurance activities
    • Taking part in Journal Club meetings and Grand Rounds
  • Perioperative Medicine along with the senior medical registrar role – six months
    • Conduct a comprehensive assessment of patients undergoing surgery
    • Includes a minimum of three consultant supervised ward rounds
    • Administrative duties
  • Intensive care medicine – six months
    • Daily consultant supervised ward rounds
    • Attend medical emergencies
    • Evaluation and management of critically ill patients
    • Experience in the management of ventilators and advanced airway management
  • Cardiology – six months
    • Daily consultant ward rounds
    • Opportunity to attend Chest Pain Clinic, Rapid Review Clinic and the Heart Failure Clinic
    • Attend the Cardiac Conference and Morbidity and Mortality meetings
    • Experience in Echocardiograms including TOEs, Stress Echo and CTCA reporting
  • Endocrinology – six months
    • Twice weekly consultant supervised ward rounds
    • Provide a consultative service under the guidance of the consultant
    • Opportunity to attend the Diabetes Clinic, General Endocrine Clinic, Gestational Diabetes Clinic and the monthly Young Adult Diabetes Clinic
    • Attend the Endocrine Unit meeting
    • Provide consultative service to the subacute sites
  • Gastroenterology – six months
    • Minimum of two consultant supervised ward rounds
    • Attend Gastroenterology and PEG clinics
    • Provide consultative service to inpatients
    • Attend Colorectal MDT meetings, Upper GI, Radiology and Pathology meetings

When allocating rotations, the RACP requirements, as well as personal requirements, will be considered. There will be ample opportunities to take up undergraduate and postgraduate teaching. The desire to participate in speciality clinics and their research projects will be taken into consideration.

The overall responsibility for the quality of training and supervision of the General Medicine Advanced Trainees is directly undertaken by the Head of General Medicine, Dr Elisabeth Nye. In addition, the Advanced Trainees work closely with the full-time consultant staff, and the dedicated Visiting Medical Officers, so that there is ample opportunity for informal and formal feedback. There are also strong support systems in place to help any Trainees who may be experiencing hardship.

The Peninsula Health Advanced Physician Training program aims to mould Trainees into highly desirable clinicians with excellent knowledge, leadership and research skills.

For more information about General and Acute Care Medicine please contact: 

Dr Elisabeth Nye- Head of General Medicine

Phone 03 9784 7250

Email Enye@phcn.vic.gov.au

Dr Navin Amarasinghe

Email: NAmarasinghe@phcn.vic.gov.au 

Subspecialities

CARDIOLOGY

There are two positions accredited by RACP available at Peninsula Health.

These positions are matched to Peninsula Health by the Cardiology APT Education Unit based at St Vincent’s Hospital. The positions are for six months.

Contact
Dr Philip Carrillo
03 9784 7777

 

GASTROENTEROLOGY

There is one position accredited by RACP for 12 months at Peninsula Health.

Gastroenterology has a centralised Victorian/Tasmania training program managed by SAC RACP in Gastroenterology.

Contact
Dr David Badov
03 9781 4434
dbadov@tpg.com.au

 

ENDOCRINOLOGY

One position accredited by RACP at Peninsula Health.

This is a 12-month position appointed through the centralised process with RACP.

Contact
A/Prof Debra Renouf
Drenouf@phcn.vic.gov.au

RESPIRATORY

There are two 12 month RACP accredited positions at Peninsula Health.

These are selected through the central Victorian respiratory match.

Contact
A/Prof David Langton
03 9784 7058

NEPHROLOGY

One position accredited by RACP.

Contact
Dr Kim Wong
03 9784 1190

ONCOLOGY

One position accredited by RACP & one non accredited position for 12 months.

Contact
Dr Zee Wan Wong
03 9784 7250

NEUROLOGY

There is one position available.

Contact
A/Prof Ernie Butler
03 9784 7250

HAEMATOLOGY

One accredited Advanced Trainee position.

These positions are matched to Peninsula Health by the Haematology APT Education Unit based at The Alfred Hospital. The position is for 12 months.

INFECTIOUS DISEASES

One position accredited by the RACP for 12 months selected through the centralised Infectious Diseases match.

Contact
Dr Peter Kelly
03 9784 7250

GERIATRIC MEDICINE

There are four full time Advanced Trainee positions at Peninsula Health.

The Department of Geriatric Medicine faculty consists of twelve Geriatricians (Sessional/Full time). Trainees are also supported by a state of the art Research and Academic Unit at Frankston Hospital led by Professor Velandai Srikanth.

Inpatient services include a 20 bed Acute Care of the Elderly ward and an Orthogeriatric service at Frankston Hospital and three 30 bed Geriatric Evaluation and Management wards at The Mornington Centre. 

A variety of specialty clinics are offered to the trainees including the Cognitive Dementia and Management Service, Falls & Balance, Urodynamics, Chronic Wound Clinic and the Geriatric Medicine Clinic.

Peninsula Health is committed to encouraging and fostering an environment of continuous learning and skill development. Trainees are ensured protected training time. They are encouraged to attend local/national conferences and workshops. In addition, they are required to participate in a fortnightly Journal Club, weekly Grand Rounds, fortnightly Morbidity and Mortality meetings and the Alliance training sessions.

There is great opportunity to be part of substantial research projects under the guidance and mentorship of Professor Srikanth.

Interested applicants are required to apply to Peninsula Health as well as register for the centralised match with RACP Advanced Trainee Matching Service. Continuing Advanced Trainees may participate in the first round of the RACP Advanced Trainee Matching Service. New Advanced Trainees may join for the second round match of the Matching Service. Please visit the RACP website for closing dates of the match.

Contact
Dr Anjali Khushu
0403 450 362
Akhushu@phcn.vic.gov.au