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Renal Medicine / Nephrology

Renal Medicine / Nephrology

Renal Medicine / Nephrology

Your Pathway into Renal Medicine / Nephrology training in North Queensland

Entry Requirements

  • Have completed the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP) Basic Training (including written and clinical exams)
  • Hold a current medical registration
  • Have an appointment to an appropriate Advanced Training position
  • 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)

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

Advanced Training: 

  • 36 months of Core training 
  • 1 x Logbook of procedures performed (recommended)  
  • 1 x Advanced Training Research Project + 1 x Nephrology Research Project (trainees who commenced in 2017 onwards)  
  • 2 x Nephrology Research Projects (trainees who commenced before 2017)  
  • Australian Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander and Māori Cultural Competence and Cultural Safety online course (trainees who commenced in 2023 onwards)  

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.

Advanced training positions in Nephrology are managed centrally through the Queensland Advanced Training in Nephrology Pathway. New and current trainee applicants apply via the Resident Medical Officer (RMO) Campaign.

Application Deadline

There are two application deadlines for Australia and three for Aotearoa New Zealand each yearThese dates vary each year. Please visit the RACP Website for up to date information.  

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I complete all my training at one site?

We strongly recommend that you complete you Advanced Training at more than 1 training site. You cannot exceed 24 months at a training site.  

What happens if I miss the application deadline?

Late applications will be considered up to 1 month after the deadline. Applications received 1 month after the deadline won’t be considered unless exceptional circumstances can be demonstrated in line with the Special Consideration for Assessment Policy 

Can I apply for Recognition of prior learning?

Yes, you can apply for a Recognition or Prior Learning (RPL) exemption from the ATRP requirement if you can demonstrate that you’ve successfully completed an approved exemption. This can include:  

  • Research doctoral degree, like MD or PhD 
  • Masters by research  
  • Major project completed through a Masters by coursework  

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