Pain medicine training program

The pain medicine training program comprises a minimum of two years' clinical experience directly related to pain medicine, which allows specialists and those completing a speciality training program to become a specialist pain medicine physician. 
 

Is a career in pain medicine right for me?

Pain medicine is a dynamic and rewarding career choice for specialists looking for a new challenge. Find out what it involves; where it can take you; and how to get started.

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Join the pain medicine training program

Our pioneering pain medicine training program is a two-year post-specialist qualification that leads to fellowship of the Faculty of Pain Medicine of the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists with the post nominals FFPMANZCA.

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COVID-19 - Information for trainees

We encourage all FPM trainees to refer to this list of potential impacts to education and training as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, first published on 24 March 2020.

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FPM training fees and flexible training options

Find information about flexible training options and fees for the FPM training program.

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FPM trainee learning portfolio

All FPM trainees should maintain an ongoing learning portfolio of assessments and training records to keep track of their progression through the FPM training program.

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FPM trainee toolkit

We've developed a range of courses and resources to support your pain medicine training.

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Pain medicine exams

Find dates and locations of long-case assessments and FPM fellowship exams, as well as information on the format, marking criteria, and application fees and forms.

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FPM mentoring program

Our mentoring program aims to support pain medicine trainees and fellows during their training and/or early post-fellowship years. Here's everything you need to know about finding and becoming a mentor.

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Supervisors of training toolkit

We've collated a range of online resources to support our supervisors of training (SOTs) with the training, assessment, and pastoral care of trainees.

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Admission to faculty fellowship

Here's everything you need to know about applying to become an FFPMANZCA and registering as a specialist pain medicine physician.

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Pain medicine clinical skills courses

Our basic and advanced clinical skills courses are designed to support pain medicine trainees.

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Advertised training positions

Looking for a training position? We advertise anaesthesia and pain medicine roles at all levels and across Australia and New Zealand.

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Last updated 11:48 9.09.2020