School of Psychiatry, University of New South Wales, and Chair, Committee for Advanced Training, Faculty of Psychiatry of Old Age. Academic Department for Psychiatry of Old Age, McNeven Dickson Building, Prince of Wales Hospital, Randwick, New South Wales 2031, Australia. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Psychiatry of old age: from Section to Faculty
Version of Record online: 24 DEC 2001
Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry
Volume 33, Issue 6, pages 785–788, December 1999
How to Cite
Draper, B. and Snowdon, J. (1999), Psychiatry of old age: from Section to Faculty. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 33: 785–788. doi: 10.1046/j.1440-1614.1999.00656.x
John Snowdon, Associate Professor
Department of Psychological Medicine, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
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- Version of Record online: 24 DEC 2001
- old age;
Objective: To describe the processes that led to formation of the RANZCP Faculty of Psychiatry of Old Age (FPOA).
Method and Results: Two criteria needed to be fulfilled before Faculty status could be approved. One was to demonstrate a recognised body of knowledge concerning psychiatry of old age, and the other was to be able to offer a comprehensive training program in this subspecialty.
Conclusions: On 1 January 1999, FPOA came into existence.