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Scholarly Elective
 

Commencing in 2021

Effective 1 February 2021, the previously named 'Research Project' will now be called the Scholarly Elective.

Within the Scholarly Elective are two options: 

  • Research Stream (previously named 'Research Project')  CGO, CMFM, COGU, CREI and CU trainees 
  • Non-Research Stream (new) CMFM 1st and 2nd year trainees only (2021 training year)

 

Scholarly Elective Proposal and Timeline Application

All five subspecialty training program trainees must submit and complete the Scholarly Elective Proposal and Timeline application with the first Training
Further information on core course requirements and additional features can be found here:

Assessment Record (TAR) in the first six months of training:

 

Scholarly Elective Research Stream Submission Timeframe


Research Stream Submission Timeline


For trainees who commenced prior to 1 December 2018, the research project must be submitted for assessment within two (2) years of completion of clinical training and satisfactorily assessed within three (3) years of completion of clinical training.  
 

Trainees who commenced after 1 December 2018 are required to submit a Research Project for assessment within one (1) year of completion of the clinical component of subspecialty training, and obtain satisfactory assessment of the research project within three(3) years of completion of the clinical component of subspecialty training, or be recommended for removal from the training program.
 

Non-Research Stream Submission Timeline (CMFM only)

From 1 February 2021, CMFM first and second year trainees only, who elect the Non-Research Stream must complete their course within three (3) years of completion of the clinical component of subspecialty training.  To satisfactorily complete the Non-Research Stream training requirement, all trainees must submit evidence of their completed prospectively approved course to the the relevant Subspecialty Committee for approval.
 

 

Exemption from Scholarly Elective Application

 
Research Stream Exemption from Scholarly Elective Application


Trainees who have completed a formal higher research degree qualification in an area relevant to the subspecialty may be approved as meeting the requirement for satisfactory completion of the  Scholarly Elective - Research Stream. However, trainees to whom this applies will still be expected to be involved in ongoing research during training.


The Exemption from Scholarly Elective Application must be completed and submitted with the Prospective Approval (PA) of Subspecialty Training application in the first semester of subspecialty training.

Non-Research Exemption from Scholarly Elective Application (CMFM only)

Where a course equivalent to that required in the Non-Research Stream has been completed prior to commencing Subspeciatly Training, it may be approved as meeting the requirement for satisifactory completion of the Non-Research Stream of the Scholarly Elective. 

To be considered for exemption the course must have fututre vocational relevance, be limited to one course of study (not a combination of several courses) and the course be recognised by a Tertiary Institute or Professional College.

The Exemption from Scholarly Elective application must be completed and submitted with the Prospective Approval of Subspecialty Training application in the first semester of subspecialty training.
For more information regarding the Non-Research Stream search:

 

Other Research Stream forms:


 

More information

For more information relating to the five Subspecialties Training Programs please contact:

 

CGO and CU
Jennifer Keating, Coordinator
Email: [email protected]
Email: [email protected]
Phone: +61 3 9412 2997


CMFM and COGU
Lisa Grayson, Coordinator
Email:  [email protected]
Email:  [email protected]
Phone: +61 3 9412 2990


CREI
Sophie Swanton, Coordinator
Email[email protected]
Phone: +61 3 9114  3926

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