Continuous Assessment Program

One of the components of advanced training in Nuclear Medicine is the Continuous Assessment Program (CAP).  The CAP has three aims:

1.   The CAP provides an objective measure of knowledge of material considered to be necessary for satisfactory performance as a Nuclear Medicine specialist.

2.   The CAP is a teaching aid to focus a trainee's learning on the areas of importance outlined in the Nuclear Medicine Curriculum.

3.   The CAP provides objective feedback to the trainee and the supervisor on the performance of the trainee.

The CAP is a mandatory component of advanced training in Nuclear Medicine, and is currently run as a formative assessment program that is not a barrier to completion of training.

The CAP will comprise a number of types of assessment, e.g. written assignments, online assessments and/or more formal face-to-face assessments (e.g. an Oral Assessment Task [OAT} and/or the American Board of Nuclear Medicine formative In-Training Examination), that may be varied from year to year.

All trainees, including those doing their Nuclear Medicine training part-time, must complete all the CAP assessments set during their years of core Nuclear Medicine training, as outlined in the RACP's Flexible Training Policy (available at:

As the CAP is run on a calendar year basis, those trainees who enter Nuclear Medicine core training part-way through a year will normally be expected to complete 50% of the CAP assessments and/or equivalent assessments as deemed appropriate by the CAP Coordinator.

Governance of the Continuous Assessment Program

While the Committee for Joint College Training in Nuclear Medicine (CJCT) has the overall responsibility for the training of Nuclear Medicine Specialists in Australia and New Zealand, the AANMS Education Committee conducts the program on the CJCT's behalf and reports to the JCTC in Nuclear Medicine and the Board of the AANMS.

Further Information

Details of the requirements (including dates of assessment tasks) for the current year’s CAP are listed on the AANMS’s Trainee Resource and Education Centre (TREC) at:

Please note that the TREC is open to current nuclear medicine trainees only.  Please contact the AANMS Secretariat if you need further information about the CAP.


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