Queensland Health, through the Office of the Principal Medical Officer (OPMO) is responsible for and oversees the Queensland Basic Physician Training Pathway (the Pathway). Registered basic physician trainees who are able to commence their second year of basic training are selected to the Pathway and allocated to a cluster of Queensland Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP) accredited Pathway hospitals (known as Rotations) to complete their basic training.
The two year Pathway is designed to best support trainees undertaking their second and third years of basic physician training. The Pathway endeavors to provide trainees with 12 months of RACP-accredited level 3 hospital placements in the lead up to the written and clinical Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (FRACP) examinations.
To become a Physician and Fellow of the RACP in Adult Internal Medicine, trainees need to both register with the College to join the Physician Readiness for Expert Practice (PREP) basic training program and be appointed to a hospital accredited for basic physician training.
** Pathway eligibility criteria. From 2013 to be considered eligible for a Pathway position, applicants must;
The Queensland Health RMO Campaign 2014 application process OPENS 13 June and CLOSES 8 July 2013. All Basic Physician Training Pathway applications must be submitted during this time via the RMO Campaign website.
Outside of the annual recruitment dates an Expression of Interest for a Medical Registrar position can be submitted via the Medical Expression of Interest page.
Further information about the Pathway is available in the following documents or by contacting the Physician Training Pathways Office by email to: Physician_Training@health.qld.gov.au.
All Pathway applicants are advised to read the "Application Guidelines - How to Apply" prior to lodging an application.
The Pathway aims to provide a coordinated approach to basic physician training within Queensland and to ensure equity of access to training and education across the State. Through a Physician Education Committee, the OPMO is working closely with Pathway Rotation representatives and the Queensland State Office of the RACP to improve access to educational resources for all trainees statewide by distributing existing educational resources/activities and developing and disseminating new educational initiatives.
For further information about Pathway education initiatives please click on the links below.