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Queensland Palliative Medicine Advanced Training Pathway

Palliative Medicine advanced training in Queensland offers a unique opportunity to gain knowledge, skills and experience in all facets of contemporary palliative medicine practice.

The Queensland Palliative Medicine Advanced Training Pathway is a centrally coordinated statewide program for doctors wishing to complete Palliative Medicine Advanced Training and the Clinical Diploma of Palliative Medicine in Queensland. A statewide approach to recruitment and rotation ensures that candidates will enjoy a rounded and complete training experience.

During their time on the Pathway, trainees are supported by a fortnightly statewide education program the Queensland Palliative Medicine Education Program, which covers topics guided by curricula, trainee needs and new developments.

Entry Requirements

RACP Basic Trainees

Adult Medicine and Paediatrics & Child Health streams:

  • completed RACP Basic Training, including Written and Clinical Examinations
  • a current medical registration
  • been appointed to an appropriate Advanced Training position

Already a Fellow

Adult Medicine stream only:

You can apply to enter Advanced Training in Palliative Medicine if you:

  • hold a Fellowship from an eligible medical college
  • have a current medical registration
  • have been appointed to an appropriate Advanced Training position

Fellows from all RACP's Divisions (AMD and PCHD), Faculties (AFOEM, AFPHM and AFRM) and Chapters (AChAM, AChPM, AChSHM and CCCH) are eligible to apply.  Other medical colleges eligible are:

New and current trainees need to apply for Advanced Training each year.

How to apply

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

Participating facilities

Interview, selection and offer dates

Application period: Monday 31 May – Monday 28 June 2021

Interview date: Thursday, 12 August 2021

Location: QLD RACP offices or Virtual Interview (TO BE CONFIRMED)

Interview process: Group interviews with the Directors (or delegates) of Palliative Care services

Selection process: Positions will be allocated primarily according to interview, CV, cover letter and where possible site preferences.

Other information:
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.


All Palliative Medicine Advanced Training or Clinical Diploma enquiries, including position enquiries should be directed to:

Associate Professor Carol Douglas
Medical Lead
Queensland Palliative Medicine Training Program

Last updated: 13 August 2021