Medical specialist training
Both the Victorian and Commonwealth Governments offer funding to expand and support medical specialist training.
If you are a medical professional wishing to undertake specialist training in Victoria, please contact the individual health service or the relevant medical specialist college directly.
Medical specialist training programs available in Victoria include:
Strengthening Medical Specialist Training
The Strengthening Medical Specialist Training (SMST) program provides support for health services to increase the number of accredited specialist training positions in areas of identified workforce shortage.
Applications are coordinated by health services. For further information regarding the key program contact within your health service please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applications for the 2013 calendar year are now open and will close on 30 September 2012.
If you are a medical professional wishing to undertake specialist training in Victoria, please contact the individual health service and the appropriate medical specialist college directly.
Basic Physician Training Consortia
The Basic Physician Training (BPT) Consortia were established in 2006. The training consortia model links inner metro hospitals with outer metro and rural hospitals in order to coordinate the training, recruitment and rotation of basic physician trainees across member health services.
Specialist Training Program
The Commonwealth Specialist Training Program (STP) provides support to enable medical specialist trainees to rotate through an expanded range of settings beyond traditional public teaching hospitals.
Further information on the STP is available from the Department of Health and Ageing.