General Medicine (Basic Training)


  • 3 years full-time
  • Basic Training (BT) is the start of a minimum 6-year training program to become a Physician
  • Flexible training options are available
  • Recognition of prior learning (RPL) may apply


  • Minimum PGY1+
  • Appointed to a training position at an RACP accredited training site
  • Approved for training by the Director of Physician Education (DPE)


36 months certified training time consisting of:

  • 24 months Core training (3-6 months General Medicine, 12 months Medical Specialties and 6 months optional selections)
  • 12 months Non-Core training (may include Emergency Medicine, Medical Specialties, Nights, Relieving, Paediatric Medicine or other DPE approved rotations)


  • Advanced Life Support (ALS)
  • Successful completion of BT allows progression to Advanced Training in a range of specialties
Information from is intended as a summary to assist with career planning and has been developed by The South Eastern Regional Training Hubs Collaboration. While every effort has been made to ensure accuracy, details should be verified through the relevant Specialist College and health services. LAST UPDATED November 15, 2023