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, 8 June 1730 to 1830 AEST (TO BE CONFIRMED). 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)
Delay in Results or Delivery of 2021 DCE
In the event the RACP Divisional Clinical Examination is delayed until after the Queensland Health RMO Campaign selection process, trainees (that have not received the results of the 2021 DCE) that are successful in the selection process will be offered a provisional offer that is dependent on success at the DCE. If the trainee is unsuccessful at the DCE the offer will be withdrawn.
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 178 kB)
- Accredited training sites and contact details (PDF 188 kB)
- refer to the Preference guide (PDF 195 kB)
- complete and submit an application through the Queensland Health RMO Campaign portal
- include a cover letter with your resume and attach it to your online application prior to submission.
Late applications will not be accepted.
The Accredited sites and contact details (PDF 188 kB) document outlines training hospitals and contact details.
Interview, selection and offer dates
Interview date: 17 August 2021
Location: Princess Alexandra Hospital or Virtual Interview (TO BE CONFIRMED)
Interview process: Group interviews with the Directors (or delegates) of each hospital
Selection process: Positions will be allocated primarily according to ranking during interview, CV, cover letter 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 188 kB) details document for contact details.
Dr Keat Choong
Phone: 5202 1073