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General Paediatrics

General Paediatrics

General Paediatrics

Your Pathway into General Paediatrics training in North Queensland

Entry Requirements

Total Training Time

Total: 3 years (full time) basic training followed by 3 years (full-time) advanced training

Basic Paediatric and Child Health: 36 months (full-time)

  • Minimum 24 months (full-time) required rotations
  • Required training (including a minimum of nine months General Paediatric Medicine, three months Paediatric Emergency Medicine, three months Neonatology in a perinatal unit, and three months in a paediatric medical speciality)
  • Maximum of 12 months (full-time) non required training

For more information on basic training visit RACP’s Paediatrics and Child Health Handbook.

Advanced General Paediatrics: 36 months (full-time)

  • 24 months (full-time) required training including 12 months General Paediatrics (6 months in rural training), six months acute training; six months community/development training)
  • 12 months (full-time) non required training

How To Apply

Applicants will first need to apply for the Queensland Basic Paediatric training. Refer to the Queensland Basic Paediatric training network for more information.

Trainees will need to complete all basic training requirements including written and clinical exams. Refer to the Royal Australasian College of Physicians for further information.

Applicants can secure an Advanced Training position at an accredited training site by applying to the Queensland General Paediatric Training Network.   The pathway offers an optional two-year program which allows trainees to meet all core requirements for general paediatric advanced training with the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP), including the community/developmental component. Applicants can also apply through the online Resident Medical Officer (RMO) campaign

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.

Cairns region
(07) 4226 8187

Central West region
(07) 4764 1547

Mackay region
(07) 4885 7122

North West region
(07) 4764 1547

Torres and Cape region
(07) 4095 6103

Townsville region
(07) 4781 3424