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.
Note: 2021 Divisional Clinical Exam status
Selection to a training position is dependent on successful completion of the RACP Divisional Clinical Examination in 2021. For more information on Advanced Training, refer to the RACP website.
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
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 1253 kB)
- Geriatric Medicine role description (PDF 143 kB)
- Geriatric Medicine preference guide (PDF 282 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
- STARS, and Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital
- Princess Alexandra Hospital
- Queen Elizabeth II Hospital
- Ipswich Hospital
- Toowoomba Hospital
- Logan Hospital
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, 19 July 2021
Applicant interviews: Friday, 30 Jul 2021
Notification to successful applicants: From Monday, 30 August 2021
Statewide Medical Coordinator
Dr. Shaun Pandy
(07) 3139 5157
Medical Education Officer
Ms Margaret Morton