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Neonatal and Perinatal Medicine

Neonatal and Perinatal Medicine

Neonatal and Perinatal Medicine

Your Pathway into Neonatal and Perinatal Medicine training in North Queensland

Entry Requirements

  • Completion of Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP) Basic Paediatrics, including the RACP written and clinical examinations 
  • A current medical registration  
  • Employment in an appropriate Advanced Training position 

Total Training Time

Total: 3 years (full-time)

  • Core training (30 months minimum)  
    • Perinatal centre (18 months)  
    • Neonatal centre accredited for and performs major surgery (6 months)  
    • Further core training or neonatal retrieval services (6 months)  
  • Non-core training (6 months maximum)  
    • Can be undertaken in areas related to neonatal and perinatal medicine, for example PICU or Cardiology, in:  
      • A Childrens hospital  
      • Research or PhD 

How to Apply

Applicants will first need to complete Queensland Basic Paediatric Training.  

Applicants who are on or have applied to be selected onto Advanced Training Neonatal/Perinatal Medicine Training must complete the online through the Resident Medical Officer (RMO) Campaign. 

 Applicants will also need to apply online through the RACP website.   

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 the program overview?

In Advanced Training in Neonatal and Perinatal Medicine, you’ll explore a depth of specialty training in the treatment of newborn infants at all levels of care from healthy newborns to those who require special and intensive care. You will train under supervision and prepare for independent practice as a consultant. The program builds on your skills through work-based learning and assessment tools. 

Are there any resources available?

Yes, you can find them all here.  

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