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Geriatric Medicine

Geriatric Medicine

Geriatric Medicine

Your Pathway into Geriatric Medicine 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 

Total Training Time

Total: 3 years (full-time)

Advanced Geriatric Medicine Training: 36 months (full-time)

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

How to Apply

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

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. 

Step By Step Educational Path

Application Deadline

15 February | first half or whole of the current year

31 August | second half of the current year

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a geriatrician?

A geriatrician is an expert in the medical diagnosis and management of the health of older people across the complexity of the multiple conditions that may be present in older patients and in the diagnosis and management of geriatric syndromes. 

Geriatricians value the importance of their role in research and teaching and as an advocate for the health concerns of older people, to ensure improvement in the quality of care for older people in all settings. 

I have heard there are new requirements from 2024, what are they?

Yes, 2024 will be a transition year, with changes to take effect to the curriculum. The RACP website has the information listed here. Anyone undertaking training that commenced prior to 2023 will follow the PREP Program Requirements. 

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