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Medical Oncology

Medical Oncology

Medical Oncology

Your Pathway into Medical Oncology training in North Queensland

Entry Requirements

  • General medical registration 
  • Completion of Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP) Basic Physician Training, (Basic Adult Medicine OR Basic Paediatric and Child Health) including the RACP written and clinical examinations 
  • Employment in an appropriate Advanced Training position 

Total Training Time

Total: 3 years (full-time)

Advanced Medical Oncology: 36 months (full-time)

  • 24 months (full-time) core training
  • 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 Medical Oncology 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

15 February | first half or whole of current year

31 August | second half of the current year

Frequently Asked Questions

How does a Medical Oncologist work with other specialties?

Medical oncologists treat cancer using medication, including chemotherapy, immunotherapy, and targeted therapy.  

A person's cancer treatment plan may include more than one type of treatment, such as surgery, cancer medications, and/or radiation therapy. That means different types of oncologists and other health care providers work together to create a patient's overall treatment plan. This is called a multidisciplinary team.  

What if my application is late?

Late applications will be considered by RACP up to 1 month after the deadline. 

Applications received 1 month after the deadline won’t be considered unless exceptional circumstances can be demonstrated in line with the Special Considerations for Assessment Policy. 

Late applications may incur a fee. 

Late fees won't apply if supervisor approval is pending after the deadline. 

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
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Central West region
(07) 4764 1547

Mackay region
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North West region
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Torres and Cape region
(07) 4095 6103

Townsville region
(07) 4781 3424