Victorian Palliative Medicine Training Program

The Victorian Palliative Medicine Training Program (VPMTP) aims to build and sustain a high quality Palliative Medicine workforce in Victoria.

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About the Program

The Department of Health has funded the Victorian Palliative Medicine Training Program (VPMTP) to provide a coordinated state-wide palliative medicine training program to address the training requirements for specialist palliative medicine physicians, physicians in other specialties, and general practitioners, in order to build and sustain a high-quality palliative medicine workforce in Victoria.

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Key Dates

Applications for the 2025/26 academic year have now closed. 

Applications for the 2026/27 academic year will open mid 2025.

Check the Current Vacancies page for available positions for the 2024/25 academic year. 

Our 2024 Trainees

17

Advanced Trainees (RACP entry)

10

Advanced Trainees (FAChPM entry)

13

6 month registrars (Diploma intended)

4

Paediatric Palliative Care registrars

1

VPMTP Fellowships

Meet our Team

A/Prof Mark Boughey

DEPUTY DIRECTOR, CENTRE FOR PALLIATIVE CARE

Dr Laura Booth

VPMTP MEDICAL TRAINING COORDINATOR

Dr Sadie Dunn

VPMTP EDUCATION COORDINATOR

Valerie Judge

VPMTP ADMINISTRATOR