The Physician Training Unit works within the Department of Medicine to facilitate the education and professional growth of medical registrars. The aim is to train high-quality medical professionals within the framework of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP) to become qualified specialist physicians.
The BPT training starts as early as Post Graduate Year 2 (PGY2), equivalent to Resident Medical Officer Year 1 (RMO 1). The RACP program encourages all medical officers with an interest in physician training to register with the college into the formal training program "Physician Readiness for Expert Practice (PREP)". The BPT training program is three years in duration with the third year focused on formal examinations, including both a written and clinical exam.
The RACP will be changing to the new curriculum and the Liverpool Network is already preparing for the new program based on competencies, entrustable professional activities and structured teaching using the Knowledge Guides.