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

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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

Applicants will first need to complete Basic Physician training and can apply at Queensland Basic Physician Training Network (Adult Medicine).

Queensland Basic Physician Training Network (Adult Medicine) 
Applicants applying to one of the Queensland Networks need to refer to the network websites before proceeding, depending on whether you're applying for Queensland Basic Physician Training Network (Adult Medicine) or Queensland General Medicine Advanced Training Network. The Queensland Basic Physician Network provides centralised recruitment, selection and allocation of BPTs intending to commence their second or third year of basic physician training in Queensland. First Year basic training positions are recruited directly by the individual Hospital and Health Service (HHS) within Queensland - NOT via the network. These appointments are generally at the JHO or SHO level and information relating to these positions can be accessed via the available positions within each hospital.

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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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