Queensland Geriatric Medicine Advanced Training Pathway
Queensland Health is responsible for and oversees the Queensland Geriatric Medicine Advanced Training Pathway (the program) through which Registrars are recruited, selected and assisted with allocation to an accredited training site. The program emphasises state-wide consistency and quality, in association with trainee equity, flexibility and choice.
The program is based on The Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP) training curriculum. The aim of the program is to improve the quality of training in Geriatric Medicine and to promote high quality and diverse training opportunities that exist across the state.
Queensland has an appointed Statewide Medical Coordinator and Medical Education Officer who are dedicated to Advanced Training in Geriatric Medicine.
To be eligible to apply for an advanced training position, applicants must either be:
- A registrar currently employed in Queensland Health as an advanced trainee in Geriatric Medicine
- A new applicant
- registered with the Medical Board of Australia (MBA) and holds a General or Limited registration
- registered with The Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP)
- sitting the FRACP clinical examination in 2021 or successfully completed the FRACP clinical examination and have an interest in Geriatric Medicine
For applicants who are planning to sit the clinical exam in 2021
If you are planning to sit the RACP Divisional Clinical Examination (DCE) in 2021, wish to apply for a pathway/network AT position and be accepted as a provisional Advanced Trainee (pAT), you must meet the following requirements:
- completed all other Basic Training requirements, including passing the Divisional Written Examination AND
- plan to sit the DCE in 2021
For provisionally approved Advanced Trainees, if your attempt at passing the clinical exam in 2021 is unsuccessful, any training provisionally approved as 'conditional upon passing the Clinical Examination' will not be accepted as Advanced Training and you will revert to being a “continuation basic trainee.” For more information on provisional Advanced Training refer to the RACP website.
Successful applicants are supported through a two-year training program. Appointees may be required to:
- undertake a research project
- rotate between more than 1 hospital or department to complete part of their training.
How to apply
Applicants seeking an advanced training position should review the following information:
- Geriatric Medicine application guide (PDF 1304 kB)
- Geriatric Medicine role description (PDF 143 kB)
- Geriatric Medicine preference guide (PDF 301 kB)
- Complete and submit an application through the RMO Campaign portal including the Queensland Geriatric Medicine Advanced Training Pathway section on the application.
Late applications will not be accepted.
Tertiary facilities accredited for Advanced Training positions:
- Cairns (North Queensland Geriatric Medicine Training Alliance)
- Townsville (North Queensland Geriatric Medicine Training Alliance)
- Gold Coast University Hospital
- Sunshine Coast Health Service
- Redcliffe Hospital
- The Prince Charles Hospital
- Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital
- Princess Alexandra Hospital
- Queen Elizabeth II Hospital
- Ipswich Hospital
- Toowoomba Hospital
- Logan Hospital
- St Vincent’s Hospital Brisbane
Interview, selection and offer dates
Qld Geriatric Medicine Advanced Training Advisory Panel will review all applications and only shortlisted applicants will be contacted for an interview.
Note: applicants who are in the process of completing their FRACP examination, interviews will be confirmed following the outcome of the results of the clinical examination.
Successful applicants will be selected and appointed by individual site directors, taking into account each trainee's training requirements, facility preferences and clinical workforce demands.
Notification of interview: From Monday, 17 August 2020
Applicant interviews: Friday 21 Aug 2020
Notification to successful applicants: From Monday, 31 August 2020
Statewide Medical Coordinator
Dr. Shaun Pandy
(07) 3139 5157
Medical Education Officer
Ms Margaret Morton