Several changes to the Paediatric Exposure Guidelines were approved at the July 2023 Board meeting to ensure trainees on the general pathway gain adequate exposure to working with critically ill children. These changes are effective from 5 February 2024 and will apply to trainees on the general pathway who have not undertaken their paediatric exposure, including those who apply for selection to the College program in 2023.
The changes include:
Paediatric exposure, whether prospectively approved, or approved as RPL will be required to be at PGY3+
Learning outcomes for the paediatric exposure have been updated
The guidelines include recommended courses to be undertaken to support learning in paediatric intensive care medicine
Rotations suitable to meet the paediatric exposure requirements have been updated.