Advanced Training in Nuclear Medicine
Advanced Training in Nuclear Medicine is a structured program over a minimum of 2 years. It is open to medical graduates who are physicians or radiologists.
The program is overseen by the Committee for Joint College Training (CJCT) in Nuclear Medicine of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP) and the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists (RANZCR).
Committee for Joint College Training in Nuclear Medicine
(formerly known as Joint Specialist Advisory Committee in Nuclear Medicine)
(Joint Committee of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians and the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists)
Dr Elizabeth Thomas FRACP FAANMS (RACP and Paediatric Representative)
Coordinator of Advanced Training
Dr Elizabeth Clingan FRACP FAANMS (RACP Representative)
Dr Michael Kitchener FRACP FAANMS (AANMS TSAC Representative)
Dr Phillip Law FRANZCR FAANMS (RANZCR Representative)
A/Prof. Sze Ting Lee FRACP FAANMS (RACP Representative)
Dr Gavin Mackie FRANZCR (RANZCR Representative – to November 2022)
Dr Phu-Cuong (Andrew) Nguyen FRACP FAANMS (RACP Representative)
Dr Edwin Szeto FRACP FAANMS (RACP Representative)
Dr Barry Soans FRANZCR (RANZCR Clinical Radiology Chief Censor, ex officio)
Recent Fellow Representative: t.b.a.
Royal Australasian College of Physicians
145 Macquarie Street, Sydney NSW 2000
+61 2 8247 6279
The requirements for advanced training in nuclear medicine are available on the RACP website.
Training may only be undertaken at an accredited training site.
- Prior to taking a position at any training site, trainees must ensure that they check with the CJCT in Nuclear Medicine to ensure that their chosen training site is suitable for their current training needs.
- Trainees considering undertaking training at an overseas training site must contact the AANMS and the CJCT for advice about their proposed training site and training program well in advance of taking any position at the site.
- Note that overseas training sites must be pre-approved each year that a trainee in the CJCT Advanced Training Program in Nuclear Medicine wishes to attend the site.
If you require additional information about training requirements, please contact the CJCT Secretariat at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Training Components delivered by AANMS
The AANMS runs the Continuous Assessment Program and the Basic Sciences Course, both of which are compulsory components of the advanced training program in nuclear medicine.
Curriculum for Advanced Training in Nuclear Medicine
The Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP) and the AANMS have produced a Curriculum for Advanced Training in Nuclear Medicine, which is available from the RACP and also to all current trainees via the AANMS’s Trainee Resource and Education Centre (TREC) site.
Accredited Training Sites
Prior to taking a position at a training site, trainees should check with the Committee for Joint College Training in Nuclear Medicine of the RACP and the RANZCR (the CJCT) to ensure that the site at which they wish to train is suitable for their current training needs.
The CJCT can be contacted at: email@example.com.
> Download 2022 accredited training site list
Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
• ANZBMS Clinical Densitometry Courses
• Training in CT Coronary Angiography (CTCA)
AANMS Registrar Research Award
The AANMS also offers a Registrar Research Award for a nuclear medicine trainee who gives the best oral presentation at the ANZSNM Annual Scientific Meeting. The Award is open to current trainees and those who are no more than one year post-training.
Training Site Accreditation Program
Sites for advanced training in nuclear medicine and/or positron emission tomography (PET) are accredited annually on behalf of the RACP/RANZCR Committee for Joint College Training (CJCT) in Nuclear Medicine by the AANMS on the advice of the Association’s Training Site Accreditation Committee (TSAC).
Positron Emission Tomography (PET) Training
Reminder for Nuclear Medicine Specialists
Nuclear medicine specialists who intend to do training in positron emission tomography (PET) must ensure that they submit an application for prospective approval of their PET training to the Committee for Joint College Training in Nuclear Medicine (CJCT) of the RACP and the RANZCR.
All PET training must be prospectively approved by the CJCT in order for this training to be accredited.
Following completion of accredited PET training, the nuclear medicine specialist must then apply for credentialling for PET in order that Medicare payments can be made to patients for PET services.
To enquire and obtain the relevant forms, please contact the RACP at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 02 8247 6279.
• Information on PET Credentialling (PDF)
• Application Form for PET Credentialling (PDF)
AANMS Position Statement on Practice of Theranostics in Australia
This AANMS Position Statement has been led by the Theranostics Working Group, in collaboration with the relevant stakeholders in the Australian and New Zealand Society of Nuclear Medicine (ANZSNM), and endorsed by the CJCT.
Advanced Training in Nuclear Medicine
2022 Accredited Nuclear Medicine Training Sites (pdf)