Our Program

Training Program

The Central North West Basic Physician Training Consortium consists of 4 hospitals:Austin Health, Northern Health, Bendigo Health, Wimmera Health Care Group

PGY3 Medical and Medical Registrars (usually PGY4 and above) rotate to positions throughout all participating hospitals. A Consortium Director, Consortium Manager and hospital specific directors of training manage a comprehensive program and report to a management committee that includes executive staff and trainees from each hospital. Trainee representation and input is a strong feature of consortium governance. The training program consists of:

  • Formal Lecture Series
    • RACP Lectures based in St Kilda
    • Consortium based lecture series video-conferenced to all sites
  • Clinical Teaching
    • Roster of clinical tutorials
    • Teaching Ward rounds
  • Examination Preparation
    • Bedside clinical tutorials
    • Rostered long and short case examination presentations
    • Practice examinations held at Austin Health, The Northern Hospital and Bendigo Health
    • Weekend forum on examination preparation held at The Northern Hospital
  • All educational content evaluated to address important domains of physician training

Please refer to the College website for information  http://www.racp.edu.au/page/btp

Training Support

The yearly rosters are designed after preferences are received from all Trainees. Preferences are obtained on rotations, annual leave, study leave and special requests. All Trainees sitting the FRACP exams are rostered set periods of study leave and on occasion annual leave is coincided to give better preparation.

The Consortium recognises the importance of examination preparation and success to its' trainees and aims to ensure optimal training opportunities. BPT2s are rostered leave around the time of the 2-week revision courses in Melbourne, Sydney and Dunedin, providing an opportunity to attend 1 of the 4 courses prior to sitting the Written exam.


Central North West Basic Physician Training Consortium is committed to being the high achieving Consortium in the State, by providing the best training experience through continual assessment for Trainees.