Am I able to apply for an Advanced Trainee Physician position if I have not passed the RACP Divisional Clinical Exams?
Yes. If you were eligible to sit the RACP Divisional Clinical Exams in 2020 but were unable to because the exams have been postponed you are eligible to apply for an Advanced Trainee Physician position at NSW Health.
To apply for an Advanced Trainee Physician position, you must have met the following criteria:
- At least four postgraduate years and successful completion of the RACP Divisional Clinical Exams; or
- At least four postgraduate years and eligible to sit the RACP Divisional Clinical Exams in 2020, but were unable to due to COVID-19.
What happens if I have been offered an Advanced Trainee position but then fail the Divisional Clinical Exams?
You must seek advice from the RACP regarding your training status with the College.
NSW Health, as the employer, will offer you an Advanced Trainee employment contract on a fixed term basis for the length of the training period applicable to that speciality. The continuation of your employment at NSW Health from 6 February 2022 to the end of the fixed term is conditional on you passing the Divisional Clinical Exams prior to the end of the 2021 clinical year and satisfactory progress in training. If you have not passed the Divisional Clinical Exams prior to the end of the 2021 clinical year, and not satisfied College requirements for progression through advanced training, then your employment will end on 6 February 2022.