To become a trainee of the College of Intensive Care Medicine (CICM) you need to register with the college and be appointed to a CICM-accredited Intensive Care Unit. The College is responsible for, and oversees, the training and assessment of doctors who wish to practice as intensive care specialists.
Queensland Department of Health, through the Office of the Principal Medical Officer (OPMO) is responsible for and oversees the Queensland Intensive Care (ICU) Training Pathway. The pathway is a statewide initiative to promote and advance the educational and training needs of ICU vocational trainees. The pathway is facilitated by OPMO and assists accredited Intensive Care Units to:
Pathway Intensive Care registrars are centrally selected and allocated to CICM-accredited adult and paediatric Intensive Care Units in Queensland. In conjunction with the College, ICU Directors and Supervisors of Training, OPMO is working to assist trainees in meeting their College training requirements for the duration of their training.
Queensland Health RMO Campaign 2014 applications open 13 June 2013 and close 8 July 2013. All ICU Training Pathway applications must be submitted during this time via the RMO Campaign website.
Outside of the annual recruitment dates a late application or an expression of interest for a registrar position can be submitted via the RMO Campaign Website.
Further information about the pathway is available in the following documents:
The Pathway aims to ensure equity of access to training and education in Intensive Care Units in Queensland by distributing information about existing educational resources / activities to trainees and by supporting the development and dissemination of statewide educational initiatives.
In collaboration with the Queensland Regional Committee of the CICM, OPMO pathway activities include:
For further information about the ICU Training Pathway, email QldICUTraining@health.qld.gov.au