- 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
6 years (full-time)
Basic Adult Medicine: 36 months (full-time) basic training
- 24 months (full-time)
- Core training (including 3 months General and Acute Care Medicine and 12 months in medical specialities)
- Maximum of 12 months non-core training
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 Rheumatology: 36 months (full-time)
- 24 months (full-time) core training
- 12 months (full-time) non-core training
How to apply for a specialist training position in Rheumatology
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.
Trainees apply for Rheumatology Advanced Training program with RACP and then use Step 10 Preferences section in Resident Medical Officer (RMO) application.
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