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Public Health Medicine

Public Health Medicine

Public Health Medicine

Your Pathway into Public Health Medicine training in North Queensland

Entry Requirements

  • General Medical Registration
  • Minimum three years post-graduate medical experience
  • Completed Master of Public Health (MPH) (or equivalent)
  • Appointment to an approved public health training position
  • Refer to the Royal Australasian College of Physicians  (RACP) for further information in relation to selection into the training program

Total Training Time

Total: 3 years (full-time)

Advanced Training in Public Health Medicine requires three years of full-time equivalent (FTE) training at an accredited training site.

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 need to apply directly to the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP) with the appropriate application form.

Applicants are required to secure an approved training position in an accredited training site before they commence training.  The Australasian Faculty of Public Health Medicine are not able to offer or arrange training posts for trainees, however, their Regional Education Coordinators may be aware of positions available.

Please refer to the Public Health Medicine Handbook on the RACP website.

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
(07) 4764 1547

Mackay region
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North West region
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Torres and Cape region
(07) 4095 6103

Townsville region
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