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Intensive Care Medicine

Intensive Care Medicine

Intensive Care Medicine

Your Pathway into Intensive Care Medicine training in North Queensland

Entry Requirements

  • Full general registration with AHPRA or Medical Council of New Zealand  
  • Possess a primary medical degree and have successfully completed a 12-month internship (PGY1)  
  • Have completed six months of experience or Foundation Training in an ICU accredited for training by the College. This training must have taken place within the last three years at the time of application.  
  • Refer to the Queensland Health website for further information on selection and/or eligibility 

Total Training Time

Total: 6 years (Full time)

  • Foundation Training: 6 months (undertaken prior to selection into the program)
  • Core Training:  24 months
  • Clinical Anaesthesia: 12 months
  • Clinical Medicine: 12 months
  • Elective: 6 months
  • Transition Year: 12 months
  • Elective: 6 months

How to Apply

Applicants must hold registration with the College of Intensive Care Medicine (CICM) and apply to become a CIMC trainee 

 Applications must be submitted online through the Queensland Health Resident Medical Officer (RMO) campaign. In Queensland, Intensive Care training positions are managed through the Queensland Intensive Care Training Pathway. 

Application Deadline

Open: June each year  

Close: July each year  

Refer to the CICM website for exact dates each year. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Why are the rotations in my intern year not accredited towards the training program?

The College expects that a doctor entering the training program in intensive care medicine will have the potential to complete the training program successfully and to achieve all the competencies and show all the values, attitudes and aptitudes required of a specialist in intensive care medicine. It is believed that the intern year and 6 months intensive care time required prior to starting the training program provide the foundation for the above. 

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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