Queensland Infectious Diseases Advanced Training Network
Infectious Diseases advanced training in Queensland offers a unique opportunity to gain knowledge, skills and experience in all facets of contemporary infectious diseases practice.
Diverse positions available across the state mean that a trainee can potentially gain experience in:
- tropical and community-acquired infection
- antimicrobial stewardship
- quaternary hospital services
- solid organ and stem cell transplant infections
- outpatient parenteral antibiotic therapy
- blood-borne-virus management
- sexual health
- infection control
A statewide approach to recruitment and rotation ensures that candidates will enjoy a rounded and complete training experience. Trainees are supported with numerous local and collaborative educational events including city wide meetings and regular statewide teleconferences. Previous infectious diseases advanced trainees from Queensland occupy prominent clinical, educational and research positions around Australia and global.
Virtual Information Meeting details:
The Queensland Infectious Diseases Advanced Training Virtual Information Meeting (the meeting) will be held on Tuesday, 9 June 1800 to 1900 AEST. The meeting will outline a brief overview of the training provided through the network, followed by a short summary from each training site and an opportunity for prospective trainees to ask questions. All trainees with an interest in applying for ID Advanced Training are encourage to attend. Refer to the Infectious Diseases Virtual Information Meeting (PDF 182 kB) document for sign-in details.
To be eligible to apply for an advanced training position applicants must:
- hold current general medical registration with Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)
- have satisfactorily completed Basic Training
- successfully complete the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP) Written Examination and planning to sit the Clinical Examination in 2021 (see below)
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.
There are numerous opportunities to participate in internationally recognised research both as part of the advanced training program and for candidates who are considering a subsequent higher degree.
How to apply
Applicants seeking an advanced training position in Infectious Diseases must review the following information:
- Role description (PDF 175 kB)
- Selection information (PDF 163 kB)
- Accredited training sites and contact details (PDF 187 kB)
- refer to the Preference guide (PDF 195 kB)
- complete and submit an application through the Queensland Health RMO Campaign portal
- include your cover letter with your CV and attach it to your online application prior to submission. (see Selection information (PDF 163 kB))
Late applications will not be accepted.
The Accredited sites and contact details (PDF 187 kB) document outlines training hospitals and contact details.
Interview, selection and offer dates
Interview date: 18 August 2020
Location: Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital
Interview process: Group interviews with the Directors (or delegates) of each hospital
Selection process: Positions will be allocated primarily according to ranking during interview and other mitigating circumstances.
Other information: Applications for consideration regarding difficulties with potential rotations to specific hospitals will be considered within reason. However, training in one particular area cannot be guaranteed.
Questions should be directed in the first instance to the Director of Infectious Diseases at the hospital of preference. Refer to the Accredited sites and contact details (PDF 187 kB) details document for contact details.
Dr Keat Choong