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Queensland Palliative Medicine Advanced Training Pathway

The Queensland Palliative Medicine Advanced Training Pathway manages applications for advanced trainee positions from eligible applicants undertaking either Palliative Medicine Advanced Training OR a Clinical Diploma of Palliative Medicine.

To ensure applications are considered by the Palliative Medicine Selection Committee, applicants must complete the preference section of the main RMO Campaign application correctly.

Eligibility

To become an advanced trainee in Palliative Medicine, you must meet all of the following requirements:

  • be a Medical Practitioner registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)
  • have completed basic training through the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP) or hold a fellowship in one of the following Colleges or Faculties:
    • Anaesthetics (FRANZCA)
    • General Practice (FRACGP / FRNZCGP)
    • Joint Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine (FIJFICM)
    • Obstetrics and Gynaecology (FRANZCOG)
    • Pain Medicine (FFPMANZCA)
    • Psychiatry (FRANZCP)
    • Radiation Oncology (FRANZCR)
    • Rehabilitation Medicine (FAFRM)
    • Rural and Remote Medicine (FACRRM)
    • Surgery (FRACS)
  • have formal prospective approval of advanced training from the Palliative Medicine Education Committee (PMEC)(visit AChPM website for further information and to apply for prospective approval of training)

Other requirements

Diploma of Palliative Medicine

The Clinical Diploma in Palliative Medicine is a 6 month qualification designed to encourage medical practitioners to spend time in palliative medicine as part of their vocational training and continuing professional development.

Palliative Medicine Advanced Training

The Pathway was introduced to:

  • optimise training opportunities for Palliative Medicine in Queensland
  • improve linkage of trainee educational needs with available training experience including placement opportunities
  • improve access to key training experiences e.g. Cancer Care setting
  • enhance educational value of training by adopting a preferred rotation sequence structure
  • build on existing educational activities and improve quality of training in Palliative Medicine throughout Queensland.

How to apply

Applicants seeking an advanced training or diploma position should review the following information:

Participating facilities

Training placements are usually six months in duration, however in some cases may be up to 12 months. The following facilities and services are accredited for training and contribute to the integrated pathway.

Interview, selection and offer dates

The recruitment and selection process will comply with relevant Queensland Health policies including the principles of equal employment opportunity. All applications to the pathway will be reviewed by the Palliative Medicine Selection Committee. The committee uses assessment criteria to determine eligibility and suitability of applicants for appointment to pathway positions.

Interview notification: Mid August 2017

Interview date: Wednesday 23 August 2017

Interview location: Qld RACP Boardroom, Suite 20
Level 3, Royal Brisbane Place 
17 Bowen Bridge Road, Herston

Notification of offers: Late September

Appointments (employment contracts) will be arranged by the facility at which the trainee is allocated.  Continuation on the pathway will be subject to a satisfactory performance review.

Enquiries

All Palliative Medicine advanced training or Palliative Medicine Diploma enquiries, including position enquiries should be directed to:

Dr Carol Douglas
Chair
Palliative Medicine Training Pathway Oversight Committee
Email: Carol.Douglas@health.qld.gov.au

College training enquiries to the Australasian Chapter of Palliative Medicine (AChPM):

Australasian Chapter of Palliative Medicine (AChPM) Training
AChPM Education Officer
Ph: +61 2 8247 6296
Fax: +61 2 9256 9698

Email: Palliativemedtraining@racp.edu.au

Last updated: 14 June 2017