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Your Pathway into Neurology 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 successful completion of the RACP written and clinical examinations 
  • Employment in an appropriate Advanced Training position 

Total Training Time

Total: 3 years (full-time)

Advanced Neurology: 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 Neurology 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 the current year

31 August | second half of the current year

Frequently Asked Questions

Are there part time opportunities available?

Australian and New Zealand Association of Neurologists (ANZAN) via the Education & Training Committee (ETC) facilitates admission into Advanced Training in Neurology and placement into RACP accredited (core training) positions.   

Many hospital departments have indicated they will consider part-time training provided that any such request involves a team that the applicants organise so that there is full coverage for the workload. The positions suitable for elective training rather than core training may be more suitable for part-time training. If you are interested in listing your name as a potential job share partner, please contact the ANZAN Secretariat on 

Where will I be able to work?

Once training is completed, you have gained Fellowship of the RACP and been granted specialist registration by the appropriate authorities, you have a number of employment options, dependent on opportunity, the type of work you most prefer, and your lifestyle preferences: 

  • university-employed academic with major research focus 
  • staff specialist in a teaching hospital with both clinical and academic priorities 
  • full time or part time private practice 
  • combination of both private and hospital practice part-time employment 
  • city or rural practice 

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