Benefits of Specialist CAMM and Fellowship
- The ability to pratice Musculoskeletal Medicine as a recognised vocational scope of practice in New Zealand
- Helping community based patients with complex pain issues
- Collegiality and being recognised by your peers as offereing an unique service
- Access to specific funding streams such as ACC Clinical Services and/or Intervential Pain Management contract
- Personal satisfaction and work/life balance
Achieving the CAMM and Fellowship
Fellows are permitted to use the designation FNZCMM (Fellow of the New Zealand College of Musculoskeletal Medicine) or FAFMM (Fellow of the Australasian Faculty of Musculoskeletal Medicine)
Eligibility for New Zealand Graduates
Prospective Trainees are required to hold:
- MBBS, MBChB qualifications gained at a University approved by the MCNZ
- Full registration with MCNZ
- Annual Practicing Certificate
- Completed post-graduate years 1 & 2
- Two years of community based work – 50% of which is in accredited General Practice
- Membership to a professional indemnity insurer such as Medical Protection Society
- Passes in papers MSMX701 (Clinical Diagnosis) and MSMX711 (Pain Assessment) offered in the Post-Graduate Diploma of Musculoskeletal Medicine at the University of Otago
The training program shall include, but is not necessarily limited to:
- periods in clinical practice, under the supervision of a Fellow of the Faculty, either in community or hospital-based practice
- periods of unsupervised practice but subject to the supervision of a preceptor
- taking short and long courses of instruction in practices or disciplines pertinent to the Syllabus of the Faculty
- availing themselves of the educational resources of the Faculty and its members including videotapes, published works, internet instruction and refresher courses
- undertaking formative assessments provided by the Faculty
Typically, this training would be completed over a period of four years but could be less in the light of aptitude or previous experience and training.
Upon completion of the training period and its requirements, trainees will be eligible to submit for the Fellowship examination. Upon passing the examination, trainees will be eligible for Fellowship in accordance with its other accreditation requirements.
Training Program Details
Eligibility for the exit examination is contingent upon completing a Training Program approved by the Censor-in-Chief. The Training Program shall typically be undertaken over a period equivalent to four years, full-time, and shall comprise rotations through approved hospital or community-based clinics. These clinics can include approved Musculoskeletal Centres, Pain Management Centres, Sports Medicine Centres, Rehabilitation Units or centres specialising in medical imaging or interventional procedures. Additionally, successful completion of approved course work with a strong musculoskeletal component, such as a Masters Degree in Pain Medicine or in a cognate discipline – e.g. Clinical Epidemiology, may be considered as approved training at the discretion of the Censor-in-Chief.
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