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Palliative Medicine

Palliative Medicine

Palliative Medicine

Your Pathway into Palliative Medicine training in North Queensland

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

Total: 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

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. 

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