Infectious Diseases

    Entry Requirements

    • General medical registration
    • Completion of Basic Physician Training in Adult Internal Medicine or Paediatric and Child Health
    • Employment in an accredited training position
    • Refer to the Royal Australasian College of Physicians for further information in relation to selection into the training program

    Total Training Time

    6 years (full-time)

    Basic Adult Medicine: 36 months (full-time) basic training

    • 24 months (full-time) core training (including three months General and Acute Care Medicine and 12 months in medical specialities)
    • Maximum of 12 months non-core training

    OR

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

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

    Advanced Infectious Disease Training: 36 months (full-time)

    • 24 months (full-time) core training in infectious diseases
    • 6 months (full-time) core training in microbiology
    • 6 months (full-time) non-core training

    How to apply for a specialist training position in Infectious Diseases

    Applicants will first need to complete Basic Physician training and can apply at Queensland Basic Physician Training Network (Adult Medicine).

    Queensland Basic Physician Training Network (Adult Medicine) 
    Applicants applying to one of the Queensland Networks need to refer to the network websites before proceeding, depending on whether you're applying for Queensland Basic Physician Training Network (Adult Medicine) or Queensland General Medicine Advanced Training Network. The Queensland Basic Physician Network provides centralised recruitment, selection and allocation of BPTs intending to commence their second or third year of basic physician training in Queensland. First Year basic training positions are recruited directly by the individual Hospital and Health Service (HHS) within Queensland - NOT via the network. These appointments are generally at the JHO or SHO level and information relating to these positions can be accessed via the available positions within each hospital.

    OR 

    Applicants will first need to complete Queensland Basic Paediatric Training

    Applications are managed centrally through the Queensland Infectious Diseases Advanced Training Program. Applicants apply via Resident Medical Officer (RMO) Campaign

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    Find out more about Queensland-specific workforce demographics and specialty information.

    If you would like to get more information on training in Infectious Diseases, please contact us.

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