FRACP PAED PART 1 TEACHING PROGRAMME

New Zealand

Weekly Teaching Programme - Summary
  • 60 one hour sessions
  • Six monthly practice MCQ Exams
  • In-person or Zoom with video recordings available
  • 6 June 2024 - 30 January 2025
  • Course Fee: TBC (supported by your DHB)
Intensive Two Week Course - Summary
  • Over 60 practising clinicians presenting
  • Topic reviews and mock questions each session
  • Hybrid format, in-person or online by Zoom
  • 17 November - 29 November 2024
  • Course Fee: TBC (in-person or online)

FRACP Weekly Teaching Program

we provide

  • Lectures by paediatricians (general, community and sub-specialty), child psychiatrists, paediatric dentists and scientists
  • 60 one-hour weekly interactive online lectures available via Zoom, as well as lecture slides and recordings available on a website specifically aimed at providing a framework of the knowledge necessary for passing the Part 1 Paediatrics Written Examination. Access to our teaching website is extended until the Divisional Clinical Exam 2025.
  • 6 monthly practice MCQ exams (32 questions each) written by our own question writers, which are integrated with the topic presentations. These are marked and critiqued.
  • Both paper- and computer-based practice exams are available.
  • Paper 1 and 2 practice exams of 50 questions each in January 2025
  • An opportunity to ask questions and argue
  • An Intensive Two Week Course from 17 November to 29 November 2024. The cost for the Intensive Two Week Course is not included in the course fee that is charged for the FRACP Weekly Teaching Programme.

Dates And Times

The course begins on 6 June 2024 and continues through 30 January 2025. The teaching programme is delivered every Thursday afternoon from 2-4pm during these months. Lecture recordings are uploaded on the website every Friday and remain available until the Divisional Clinical Exam in 2025.

Venue

Starship Room
Clinical Education Centre (CEC)
Level 5
Auckland City Hospital

This course is also be provided virtually via Zoom to all District Health Boards in New Zealand which employ paediatric registrars.

Cost

TBC

Method of Payment:

In Auckland this is paid for by the The Northern Regional Alliance Ltd. (NRA). In other regions it is paid by the District Health Board that employs you. The DHB is invoiced for each paediatric trainee who registers.

Registration

To register please send an email to fracpadmin@auckland.ac.nz that includes your name, your current appointment, the hospitals and DHBs where you will be employed from June 2024 to February 2025 and a statement of your intention to sit the FRACP written examination in February 2025. Please discuss with your DPE about your participation in this programme before registration. If you intend to sit the FRACP written examination in October 2024, please contact the Programme Coordinator as soon as you can as we have different study options available now.

Contact Information

Arum Jung
FRACP Training Programme Coordinator
Department of Paediatrics: Child and Youth Health, The University of Auckland
Email: fracpadmin@auckland.ac.nz

FRACP Intensive Two Week Course

Course Overview

The Auckland University Department of Paediatrics established this annual course in 1988. It is a two-week intense review of topics tailored for the Part 1 FRACP Paediatric examination. Over 60 practicing clinicians from Starship and other NZ hospitals present during the course, and speakers are carefully chosen to be up-to-date and informative. The course is updated annually and involves a mixture of topic reviews and mock questions within each session.

Most handouts, lecture recordings and a web-based programme of the topics are available to the students attending the course in person or online. The success of the programme has been testified by direct feedback and ultimate examination success from the students after the course. Please see testimonials from past students on this website.

This course will be offered in a hybrid format this year, where we are accepting attendees in-person and online via Zoom. To ensure maximal individual benefit and support, the places for the in-person option are limited in this course. The course is regularly oversubscribed and sold out. Early expressions of interest and early registration are recommended. 

Convenors

Prof Cass Byrnes
Dr Susie Cunningham
Arum Jung

Dates And Times

This course will run from 12pm on Sunday, 17 November to Friday, 22 November, then again from Monday, 25 November to Friday, 29 November 2024. 

Venue

Building 507-G007
School of Medicine
Grafton Campus, The University of Auckland
28 Park Avenue, Grafton, Auckland

This course is also be provided virtually via Zoom

Cost

In-person: TBC
Online: TBC

Registration

Registration for New Zealand based trainees opens until Sunday 7 July 2024 at 6pm NZ time.

Please send an email with a completed enrolment form to fracpadmin@auckland.ac.nz to register. 

Download the enrolment form for the NZ-based trainees here

Course Registration Includes the Following

In-Person Option

  • Welcome lunch on the first day
  • Daily morning and afternoon tea
  • An individually packed light lunch every day
  • Course Dinner during the first week
  • Wine and Cheese Evening during the second week
  • Printed handouts
  • Access to video recordings of the lectures viewed at your convenience until the Clinical Exam 2025

Online Option

  • Access to live stream of the lectures via Zoom so you can join in real-time at a distance
  • Access to video recordings of the lectures viewed at your convenience until the Clinical Exam 2025

Course Topics

Click here to view the Course Programme 2023  

Please Note

  • Limited places in this course for the in-person option (no limit for the online option)
  • Only those who have registered will be admitted to the course
  • Priority will be given to those who are re-sitting the exam in 2025

Contact Information

Arum Jung
FRACP Training Programme Coordinator
Department of Paediatrics: Child and Youth Health, The University of Auckland
Email: fracpadmin@auckland.ac.nz

October Exam Study Options

Course Overview

Access to the entire lecture series from 2023 at a special rate for those sitting the exam in October 2024. Once registered, within a few days, we will send you your login ID and password to view the lecture slides and videos from either Weekly Teaching Programme 2023-2024 (option 1) or Intensive Two-Week Course 2023 (option 2). Or you can select to access both courses (option 3) and receive a discount. Details for each option are as below. Please choose one of the options when registering.

Option 1

Access the entire lecture series of FRACP Paed Part 1 Weekly Teaching Programme 2023-2024, which includes 5 practice MCQ exams (32 questions each) and Paper 1 and 2 MCQ practice exams (50 questions each) with detailed feedback/explanations provided. These are all new questions written by our question writers. Please contact the programme coordinator to learn more about the session topics covered from 8 June 2023 – 1 February 2024 (28 weeks, 2 x 1-hour topic presentations per week). 

Option 2

Access the entire lecture series of FRACP Paed Part 1 Intensive Two-Week Course 2023. Please contact the programme coordinator to learn more about the session topics covered during 19 November – 1 December 2023. We also provide one MCQ practice exam (50 questions) with detailed feedback/explanations.

Option 3

Access the entire lecture series of FRACP Paed Part 1 Weekly Teaching Programme 2023-2024 and Intensive Two-Week Course 2023. Discount will be applied.

Cost

Option 1 or 2: will be announced in March 2024
Option 3: will be announced in March 2024

Registration

Registration link will be available in March 2024. We accept registration until the end of July 2024.

Contact Information

Arum Jung
FRACP Training Programme Coordinator
Department of Paediatrics: Child and Youth Health, The University of Auckland
Email: fracpadmin@auckland.ac.nz