Alfred Hospital

Training Positions

Core Training:

Current trainee/s

To be confirmed

Patient Services per standard week

Average inpatients: 2-4per week
Average consults: 6-8 per week
Clinics: 5 clinics per week
Specialised clinics: Transplantation related gout, Cystic Fibrosis arthropathy, Haemophiliac arthropathy and HIV related diseases are conditions particular to the Alfred.

Requirements for On Call/Afterhours (in-cluding weekends)

None specified

Education Activities

Educational meetings:

  • Educational sessions: weekly
  • Grand Rounds:
  • Journal club: weekly
  • Radiology meetings: 1 per month
  • Multidisciplinary team meetings: n/a

Teaching Responsibilities


Research Interests of Unit

There is ample opportunity for registrars to undertake a well defined project that will result in a peer-reviewed publication. The current major research focus is in the understanding of factors that effect joint cartilage in health and disease and role of new imaging modalities in rheumatology. Other areas include inflammatory/connective tissue diseases, medical synovectomy in haemophiliac arthropathy, heat-shock/proteins in rheumatoid arthritis, steroid use in osteopenia in inflammatory joint disease, epidemiology of rheumatic diseases, computerised rheumatology data bases.

Head of Unit

Professor Flavia Cicuttini
Phone: 03 9903 0555
Fax: 03 9903 0556




We have two very busy outpatient clinics, more than 3,500 consultations per year. Inpatient beds at our Hospital are maintained on two campuses with eight beds being located at the Caulfield General Medical Centre campus and one at the Alfred campus. It is expected that each trainee will also complete a well-supervised project that will be presented at a relevant meeting and result in a peer-reviewed publication.


Training positions allocated by state selection panel.

Flexible Training

Job sharing N
Part-time N