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Clinical Pharmacology

Clinical Pharmacology

Clinical Pharmacology

Your Pathway into Clinical Pharmacology training in North Queensland

Entry Requirements

  • General medical registration
  • Completion of Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP) Basic Physician Training, including the RACP written and clinical examinations
  • Employment in an appropriate Advanced Training position
  • Refer to the Royal Australasian College of Physicians for further information in relation to selection into the training program

Total Training Time

Total: 3 years (36 months) (full-time)

  • Minimum of 24 months (full-time) core training
  • Maximum of 12 months (full-time) non-core training

How to Apply

Applications will first need to complete Basic Physician training and can apply through the Queensland Basic Physician Training (Adult Medicine Network).

Applicants must first secure an accredited training position in an accredited training site prior to selection for Advanced Training in Clinical Pharmacology with the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP) here 

In Queensland, to be selected by an accredited training facility, applicants MUST apply via RMO Campaign applicant portal and preference individual facilities. 

New and current trainees need to apply each year. 

Application Deadline

There are two application deadlines for Australia and three for Aotearoa New Zealand. These dates vary each year. Please visit the RACP Wesbite for up to date information.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the difference between clinical pharmacy and clinical pharmacology?

Put simply, pharmacists study all aspects of the preparation and use of medicines, while pharmacologists study the effect of medicines on the body.  

Clinical pharmacology is the study of the principles and process of rational prescribing and involves the complex interaction between the patient and the drug. 

What kind of employment opportunities are there from completing clinical pharmacology as a specialty?

There is an ability to combine clinical pharmacology expertise with practise in another discipline. There are a wide range of job opportunities, including clinical practise, academia, research, industry and drug regulation. 

Disclaimer: The information provided on this website aims to assist medical students and doctors in training with medical career planning. While every effort has been made to ensure the information is current and accurate, all details should be verified through the relevant Specialist College.

NQRTH is an initiative of the Australian Government's Integrated Rural Training Pipeline (IRTP) and is facilitated by James Cook University in partnership with public and private hospitals, Queensland Aboriginal and Islander Health Council (QAIHC), health services, Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations (ACCHOs) and GP clinics.

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