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Respiratory Medicine & Sleep Medicine

Respiratory Medicine & Sleep Medicine

Respiratory Medicine & Sleep Medicine

Your Pathway into Respiratory Medicine & Sleep Medicine training in North Queensland

Entry Requirements

  • General medical registration
  • Completion of Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP) Basic Physician Training, including the RACP written and clinical examinations
  • Employment in 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 Physician Training (Adult Medicine) or Paediatrics & Child Health  

  • Three (3) years 

Followed by:

  • Advanced Respiratory Medicine: 36 months (full time) 
    • 24 months (full time) core training 
    • 12 months (full time) non-core training 
  • Advanced Sleep Medicine: 36 months (full time) 
    • 24 months (full time) core training 
    • 12 months (full time) non-core training 
  • Dual Respiratory Medicine and Sleep Medicine: 36 months (full time) 
    • 24 months (full time) core training in Respiratory Medicine 
    • 12 months (full time) core training in Sleep Medicine 

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 will first need to complete Queensland Basic Paediatric Training

All Respiratory advanced training positions are managed centrally through the Queensland Respiratory Medicine Advanced Training Pathway. New applicants and current Queensland Trainees interested in applying for a training position should complete the Queensland Respiratory Medicine Advanced Training Pathway section within the Resident Medical Officer (RMO) Campaign.

Application Deadline

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

Frequently Asked Questions

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.

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