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Nuclear Medicine

Nuclear Medicine

Nuclear Medicine

Your Pathway into Nuclear Medicine training in North Queensland

Entry Requirements

  • Completion of Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP) Basic Physician Training, including the RACP written and clinical examinations
  • Employment in an appropriate Advanced Training position (RACP)
  • Successful completion of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists (RANZCR) Part 2 Examination
  • Employment in an appropriate Advanced Training position (RANZCR)

Total Training Time

Total: 6 years (full-time)

RACP 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)
  • Minimum of 12 months at a Level 3 Teaching Hospital
  • Minimum of 3 months outside a Level 3 Teaching Hospital
  • Maximum of 12 months non-core training


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

  • Minimum 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)
  • Minimum of 9 months (full-time) at a Level 3 Teaching Hospital
  • Maximum of 12 months (full-time) non-core training


RANZCR Training: 5 years (full-time)

  • 18-24 months (full-time) Phase 1 training
  • 36-42 months (full-time) Phase 2 training

RACP Advanced Nuclear Medicine: 36 months (full-time) for RACP trainees

  • 24 months (full-time) Core Training
  • 12 months (full-time) Non-Core Training
  • Cross-Sectional Anatomy Course

RACP Advanced Nuclear Medicine: 24 months (full-time) for RANZCR trainees

  • 24 months (full-time) Core Training

How To Apply

Applications will first need to complete Basic Physician training and can apply through the Queensland Basic Physician Training (Adult Medicine Network).

 Queensland Basic Physician Training Network (Adult Medicine)

The Queensland Basic Physician Training (Adult Medicine) Network is a statewide network designed to support Queensland Trainees over the 3-year course of basic training.

Queensland Health is responsible for and oversees the Queensland Basic Training (Adult Medicine) network. In Queensland, approval of basic training is limited to medical officers that have been formally selected into one of the 5 Training networks. In order to be eligible for a network position prior to commencement of training, applicants must hold general registration with AHPRA, be eligible for registration with RACP as a basic physician trainee and have a minimum of 20 weeks experience in general medicine or medical specialties further outlined here.

Applicants who are on or have applied to be selected onto Advanced Training in Nuclear Medicine with RACP must still complete the Resident Medical Officer (RMO) Application, Nuclear Medicine Preferencing Guide. In the main Step 10: Preferences section of the online RMO application, applicants must select an individual facility.  Trainees must obtain a Nuclear Training position and then apply through the RACP joint Nuclear Medicine training program.    

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
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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