The Victorian Geriatric Medicine Training Program (VGMTP) was established in 2005 as a project of the Australian and New Zealand Society for Geriatric Medicine (Victorian Division). It follows the curriculum in Geriatric Medicine of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians. It is funded by the Victorian Department of Health Services.
VGMTP aims to improve the medical care of older people through:
To enter the Geriatric Medicine training program, prospective trainees must have completed Basic Physician Training of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP), hold current medical registration, and been appointed to an accredited training position.
Advanced Training in Geriatric Medicine requires 36 months of full-time equivalent training. Once all requirements are satisfied the trainee may apply for Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians.
VGMTP coordinates the centralised match for advanced training positions but does not appoint applicants to training positions. This is done by the accredited health services. VGMTP does not award certification on completion of training. This is the role of RACP.
VGMTP is an initiative of the Australian and New Zealand Society for Geriatric Medicine (ANZSGM), the peak professional society for geriatricians and other medical practitioners with an interest in the medical care of older people.