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Sexual Health Medicine

Sexual Health Medicine

Sexual Health Medicine

Your Pathway into Sexual Health Medicine training in North Queensland

Entry Requirements

  • Completion of Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP) Basic Physician Training, including passing the Divisional Written and Clinical Examinations 
  • Must hold a current medical registration and have an appointment to an appropriate Advanced Training position at a suitable site. General medical registration 
  • You can also apply after obtaining Fellowship of a medical college.  

Total Training Time

Total: 3 years (full-time)

  • 6 months (equivalent) of reproductive health training 
  • 6 months (equivalent) of HIV medicine training 
  • 9 months minimum of female sexual health training 
  • 9 months minimum of male sexual health training 
  • 6 months of elective training (optional) 
  • 1 x Advanced Training Research Project (trainees who commenced in 2017 onwards) 
  • 1 x Sexual Health Medicine Research Project (trainees who commenced before 2017) 
  • 1 x AChSHM Exit Assessment  
  • 1 x HIV medicine logbook 
  • 1 x Reproductive health logbook 
  • 1 x Logbook for any 6-month elective undertaken (recommended) 
  • Australian Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander and Māori Cultural Competence and Cultural Safety online course (trainees who commenced 2023 onwards)  
  • Formal study requirements: 
    • Fertility regulation
    • Epidemiology
    • HIV medicine
    • Laboratory methods 

How to Apply

New Trainees:  

Submit an Application for Entry (DOC) and an Application for Prospective Approval (DOC) via email to 

Current Trainees:  

Australian Trainees can complete their registration online with their current log in details. If online registration is closed, they can apply as per above.  

Application Deadline

15 February | first half or whole of the current year 

31 August | send half of the current year  

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I apply for Sexual Health Medicine after I have completed PGY1?

No, you need to have completed the RACP Basic Training program or fellowed with another college to be eligible to apply.  

Can I complete my training at one site?

No, you are expected to complete your Advanced Training at more than 1 training site.  

Can I do my training part-time?

The TCSHM stipulates that training must be undertaken at a minimum of 0.4FTE. The TCSHM in the past has approved training rotations for less than 0.4FTE training ball application are assessed on a case-by-case basis. Training must be completed with 8 years from the date of commencing training.  

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