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Queensland Medical Oncology Advanced Training Network

Queensland Health is responsible for and oversees the Queensland Medical Oncology Advanced Training Pathway through which Registrars are recruited, selected and assisted with allocation to a Queensland medical oncology Advanced Training accredited site. Successful applicants will be selected and appointed by a centralised recruitment panel considering each trainee’s training requirements, facility preferences and clinical workforce demands. The training program emphasises state-wide consistency and quality, in association with trainee equity, flexibility and choice.

The program is based on the RACP Medical Oncology Advanced Training curriculum. The aim of the programme is to improve the quality of training in Medical Oncology and to promote high quality and diverse training opportunities that exist across the state.

The Network offers a wide educational program and learning environment with shared education programs provided across all sites within the Network and is aligned to the curriculum. The Network has adequate audio-visual conferencing facilities to make the program easily accessible to trainees.

Eligibility

To be eligible for an advanced training position, applicants must have:

For applicants who have passed the RACP  divisional written examination and are considering applying for advanced training in 2021 (this would otherwise include all those who are also planning to sit the written exam next year)

If you are planning to sit the RACP Divisional Clinical Examination (DCE) in 2021, and 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.

How to apply

To apply for a training position, applicants must review the following information:

Participating facilities

Placements are within the Queensland Health accredited training program. Participating facilities include:

  • Cairns Base Hospital
  • Gold Coast University Hospital
  • Mater Group
  • Princess Alexandra Hospital (PAH)
  • Redcliffe Hospital
  • Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital (RBWH)
  • Sunshine Coast University Hospital
  • The Prince Charles Hospital
  • Toowoomba Base Hospital
  • Townsville Hospital, North Qld Oncology Service

Interview, selection and offer dates

The recruitment and selection process will comply with relevant Queensland Health policies including the principles of equal employment opportunity.

Given the competitive nature of the selection process trainees that preference Medical Oncology higher in their preference list will be given preference. Therefore, it is recommended that if your desire is to gain entry to the Medical Oncology Training Network you should make Medical Oncology advanced training position your first preference.

  • All network sites are actively involved in the recruitment and interview process.
  • The interview panel is formed by a representative from several training sites.
  • Allocation of registrars to their training site rotation is decided by the Network

Positions will be allocated primarily according to ranking following the interview, based on interview performance and quality of CV. Assessment will be looking at skills/qualifications/publication record and a demonstrated interest in oncology. It will be anticipated that you will rotate through regional and metro training sites. This is to ensure a rounded exposure to Medical Oncology as well as a variety of clinical supervisors.

  • Notification of interview (if required): Monday, 13 July 2020
  • Pathway applicant interviews (if required): Monday, 27 July 2020
  • Applicants notified of selection: Monday, 3 August 2020
  • Acceptance notification required: Friday, 7 August 2020

Enquiries

For further information contact:
Elaine Chilcott
Medical Oncology Secretary | Oncology | Royal Brisbane Women's Hospital
Phone: +61 (07) 3646 7983
Email: Med_Onc_Secretary@health.qld.gov.au

Last updated: 5 June 2020