Palliative Medicine

    Entry Requirements

    • General medical registration
    • Completion of Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP) Basic Physician Training, including successful completion of the RACP written and clinical examinations
    • Fellowship with an approved College, Division of Faculty (see RACP website for details)
    • Refer to the Royal Australasian College of Physicians for further information in relation to selection into the training program

    Total Training Time

    6 years (full-time)

    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)
    • Maximum of 12 months non-core training

    OR

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

    • Minimum of 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)
    • Maximum of 12 months (full-time) non-core training

    Advanced Palliative Medicine: 36 months (full-time)

    • Minimum of 30 months core training
    • Maximum of 6 months non-core training

    How to apply for a specialist training position in Palliative Medicine

    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.

    OR

    Applicants will first need to complete Queensland Basic Paediatric Training

    All Palliative Medicine Advanced Training positions are managed through Queensland Palliative Medicine Training Pathway and applicants need to complete the Queensland Palliative Medicine Advanced Training Pathway section within the online Resident Medical Officer (RMO) application. You will then be asked to select a preferred training hospital and health services for the first half of the year and second half of the year. 

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    Find out more about Queensland-specific workforce demographics and specialty information.

    If you would like to get more information on training in Palliative Medicine, please contact us.

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