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Queensland Basic Physician Training (Adult Medicine) Network

The Queensland Basic Physician Training (Adult Medicine) Network is a statewide network designed to support Queensland trainees by providing:

  1. centralised, merit-based selection into basic training
  2. well-rounded on-the-job experience working with senior clinicians who offer supervision and mentorship throughout the basic training journey,
  3. access to a comprehensive teaching and education program and examination preparation resources including the Clinical Examination Preparation Program (CEPP)
  4. surety that all RACP basic training requirements will be met within 3-years. An additional fourth network year is available for trainees who defer or fail an examination.
  5. access to a range of RACP-accredited training hospitals offering a variety of clinical and procedural experiences. All training will be completed across several hospitals within the one networked rotation.

In Queensland, approval (endorsement) of basic training is limited to medical officers that have been formally selected into the training network.

Virtual information session

The network team held an information session via Zoom on Thursday 19th May hosted by Dr Paul Jauncey.

A copy of the information session recording is provided below. Contact us for any further information Physician_Training@health.qld.gov.au

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  • To be eligible for the network prior to commencement of training you must:

    • hold general registration with the Medical Board of Australia
    • be eligible for registration with the RACP as a basic physician trainee
    • qualify as postgraduate year three (PGY3) or above

    The network supports and encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants.

    Experience in general medicine OR medical specialities as outlined in the Medical Experience document will contribute towards merit ranking.

  • Joining the network to commence training  

    To be considered for a network training place you must complete the following:

    1. Read the How to Apply information AND
    2. Provide evidence that you have discussed your physician training plans with an RACP Educational Supervisor or Director of Physician Education (DPE). To do this, meet with a DPE / ES and upload a completed Planning for physician training form as part of your application AND
    3. Submit your application via the Queensland RMO campaign within the specified dates. Refer to 'Key Dates' below.
  • If you have completed all RACP basic training requirements but are yet to pass the exam, then you are not required to join the network.

    If you require further training placements to meet RACP requirements, you must be selected into the network to access training resources and gain approval of a DPE to complete your training in Queensland.

    All network trainees will be allocated training placements geared towards preparing for exams in the third year on the network.  However, support to sit the exam earlier will be considered on a case by case basis" in consideration of training capacity and available exam preparation resources.  Should you elect to sit earlier, please be advised that the network cannot guarantee (to provide training support, such as practice examination sessions for) an expedited attempt without prior agreement.

    It is recommended that you consider which network rotation may best suit your needs, as some rotations may be better placed to accommodate an earlier examination attempt.

    To be considered for a network training place you must complete the following:

    1. Read the How to Apply information AND
    2. Contact a Network Rotation Coordinator (NRC) to discuss your plans for continuation of physician training (including outstanding RACP requirements and when you hope to sit the FRACP exams). Ask your nominated NRC to complete the Planning for continuation of Physician Training form and upload as part of your RMO Campaign application AND
    3. Submit your application via the Queensland RMO campaign within the specified dates.  Refer to 'Key Dates' below.
  • If you are a current network trainee who is NOT sitting the clinical examination this year, complete the following:

    1. Read the FAQ for Current Network trainees AND
    2. Submit your application via the Queensland RMO campaign within the specific dates including:
      1. select YES to ‘Are you applying for the Queensland Basic Physician Training (Adult Medicine) Network?’ (Section 8 of the RMO Campaign application) AND
      2. complete all subsequent questions (indicating that you are a current network trainee).

    Current Queensland network trainees who have passed the RACP written examination and are sitting the clinical exam, must nominate advanced training positions and preference, accordingly (using preference 1-4), anticipating that they will pass and move into advanced training. To simultaneously be considered for a bonus year/additional exam attempt on the network (if eligible and required), complete the following:

    1. Read the FAQ for Current Network trainees AND
    2. Submit your application via the Queensland RMO campaign within the specific dates including:
      1. select YES to ‘Are you applying for the Queensland Basic Physician Training (Adult Medicine) Network?’ (Section 8 of the RMO Campaign application) AND
      2. complete all subsequent questions (indicating that you are a current network trainee) AND
      3. nominate the following as your fifth preference (Section 10 of the RMO Campaign application):
        • Facility: College/Pathway/Network Determined
        • Position: Registrar
        • Specialty: Medicine
        • Sub-specialty: Basic Physician Training
  • Application period

    Referee reports due

    6 June to 4 July 2022

    10 July 2022

    Interviews

    Northside: Tuesday 2 and Wednesday 3 August

    North Qld (Townsville):  Thursday 4 August

    Far North (Cairns):  Friday 5 August

    Coastal:  Friday 12 August

    Southside:  Thursday 11 and Monday 15 August  

    Selection decision notification

    Early September 2022

  • Further details relating to Network training rotations, hospitals and rotation contacts are available here.

Network trainee experience

Last updated: 21 June 2022