The following is a description for requirements prior to January 2011 and is adapted from information available from the College of Intensive Care Medicine. The diagram above shows the same requirements pictorially.
For changes from 2011 the following link should be used: http://cicm.org.au/trainprogram.php
Any further questions should be directed to the College, however if it’s general advice you’re after, post a question in the forum and someone out there will likely be able to help.
The training requirements of the CICM training program in General Intensive Care includes:
- 12 months General Hospital Experience post graduation
- 36 months of Basic training
- 36 months of Advanced training.
The Basic and Advanced training program in intensive care must include:
- 24 months training in intensive care in units approved by the Board for core training which must be undertaken during advanced training. One core year of intensive care training must be continuous. The second core year of intensive care training may be spent discontinuously in two periods of six months each. At least 12 months must be undertaken in a unit or units accredited as C24, and only one rotation to a unit classified as C6 is permitted without prior approval of the Censor. In-Training Assessments for this period of training are required. At least 6 months of intensive care training must be undertaken as a Senior Registrar.
- 12 months approved clinical internal medicine post, at least 6 months of which must be undertaken as a Registrar.
- 12 months exclusively in clinical anaesthesia, not necessarily continuous.
- 24 months in any combination of General Medicine, Specialist Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Surgery, Research, Intensive Care, Clinical Anaesthesia, other disciplines related to intensive care.
- Success at the CICM Primary Examination, or a Primary Examination approved by the College.
- An approved Part I or Primary Examination must be successfully undertaken prior to the commencement of Advanced training.
- Success at the College’s Fellowship Examination in intensive care
- Successful completion of a Formal Project
- Successful completion of a Medical ADAPT Workshop