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Goals
  • Increase the number of specialist palliative medicine trainees
  • Coordinate the existing training opportunities
  • Ensure that specialist training positions meet the requirements of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians
  • Create new training opportunities in consultancy, inpatient and community palliative care services
  • Provide a single point of access for the medical workforce wishing to pursue additional training in Palliative Medicine, irrespective of background
  • Hold a current database for the number and location of specialist palliative medicine training positions
  • Increase awareness and promotion of palliative medicine education and training opportunities
  • Target the program to specialist palliative medicine trainees, physician trainees in other specialty areas and general practitioners wishing to develop palliative medicine skills
  • Ensure that the generalist medical workforce has access to training in the palliative approach
  • Develop and maintain a suitable model of support that addresses future workforce issues