Palliative medicine training in Australia


Following up from Michael’s post a few days ago about palliative medicine training jobs, here are a few more useful links for Palliverse readers thinking about enhancing their medical careers through further training in palliative medicine:

  • An overview of advanced training (three years), which is required to become a palliative medicine specialist in Australia and New Zealand
  • Information about the clinical diploma (six months), which offers all medical practitioners an immersive experience in palliative medicine
  • List of accredited palliative medicine training sites in Australia and New Zealand
  • Registrar and clinical research fellow positions in Sydney (applications close August 13th)
  • Registrar positions in Canberra (applications close July 31st)
  • Registrar and fellow positions in Victoria (applications close August 10th)
  • Information about palliative medicine training in Queensland
  • Apply for palliative medicine training in South Australia (applications close July 31st)

I couldn’t find much stuff online about palliative medicine training in New Zealand, Western Australia or Tasmania. If you know of any good resources on these topics, please share them with the rest of the Palliverse community! Thanks in advance 🙂

Elsewhere in the Palliverse – Weekend Reads

photo by David Mao itsdavo

This week’s reading list features stories from around the globe.

Telehealth helps to facilitate home-based palliative care in Taiwan, in one of a series of EAPC blogposts about palliative care in SE Asia (Cloud-based platform for palliative care at home)

Tailored care for older patients with cancer in Latin America: an imminent challenge (British Geriatrics Society blog)

“Although it is unrealistic to believe that someday every older adult with cancer will be treated by a geriatric oncologist, we should make every effort to offer geriatric training to all healthcare professionals and to create bridges between geriatrics and other medical specialties.”

Health advocate and heart attack survivor Carolyn Thomas on the physiological and emotional response to the fear of dying during a heart attack. Continue reading