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Queensland Basic Physician Training (Adult Medicine) Network

As the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic continue to evolve certain elements of the network selection processes and dates may change. Please check this website regularly for updates.

The Queensland Basic Physician Training (Adult Medicine) Network provides centralised selection and allocation of Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP) registered basic physician trainees intending to commence basic physician training in Queensland.

The network is transitioning from a 2-year to a 3-year network, whereby the entry point will change to align with the first year of basic physician training (BPT1).

What does this mean for trainees?

From 2021 Director of Physician Education (DPE) approval of basic training will be limited to trainees that have been formally selected to the network.

In order to commence or complete basic physician training in Queensland, you must apply to either the 2-year network or 3-year network in 2020 by submitting an application via the RMO campaign.

Which network should I apply to?

If you have commenced training, have a minimum of 44 weeks of prospectively accredited terms and are planning on sitting the RACP examinations in 2021, 2022 or 2023 you will apply to the 2-year network (see How to apply).

If you are a junior doctor who is yet to commence basic physician training and are planning on sitting the RACP examinations from 2023 onwards, you will apply to the 3-year network (see How to apply).

Further information

The network recently hosted a series of information sessions for medical officers. Links to the presentations and a summary of the Q & A are provided as follows:

BPT information session 3 year - commencing training - hosted by Dr Spencer Toombes

BPT information session 2 year - continuing training - hosted by Dr Paul Jauncey

2-year network - continuing training

This network is designed to optimise support for trainees undertaking their second and third years of basic physician training. An additional third year on the network is available for candidates who defer or fail an examination. In 2020 the network will undertake a selection process for trainees onto the 2-year network for the final time.

Eligibility

To be eligible for the 2-year network at the time of application you must:

  • hold general registration with the Medical Board of Australia
  • be registered with the RACP as a basic trainee
  • have a minimum of 44 weeks of prospectively accredited training terms.
  • *If you will have less than 44 weeks of prospectively accredited training terms you must apply to the 3-year network.

How to apply

Submit your application through the RMO campaign application portal during the annual recruitment period.  Late applications are not accepted.

Key dates

Application period: Monday 1 June­ to Monday 29 June 2020.

Applicant interviews (2-year):

  • Far North (Cairns) - Thursday 6/8/20
  • Coastal - Friday 7/8/20
  • Northside - Tuesday 11/8/20
  • Southside - Monday 17/8/20
  • North Qld (Townsville) Thursday 20/8/20

Selection decision notification: 28 August 2020.  Offers to be accepted/declined by 31 August 2020.

3-year network - commencing training

This network is a 3-year program designed to optimise support for medical officers commencing basic physician training in adult medicine. An additional fourth year on the network is available for candidates who defer or fail an examination.

Eligibility

To be eligible for the 3-year network prior to commencement you must:

*Two years postgraduate clinical experience is preferred.  It is recommended that you discuss your plans for physician training with a RACP Educational Supervisor or Director of Physician Education (DPE) prior to submitting an application.

*If you have 44 weeks or more prospectively accredited training time then you must apply to the 2-year network.

How to apply

Submit your application through the RMO campaign application portal within the specified dates.

Key dates

Interviews:

  • Monday 26 October – Southside
  • Tuesday 27 October – Northside
  • Thursday 29 October – North Queensland
  • Friday 30 October - Coastal, Northside & Far North Queensland

Selection decision notification: date to be confirmed.

Participating facilities

Read more information on Network training rotations, hospitals and rotation contacts.

Network trainee experience

Education

The network supports and promotes education and training, including the Clinical examination preparation program (CEPP)—an annual program to support RACP clinical exam candidates.

Enquiries

Email - Physician_Training@health.qld.gov.au

Last updated: 29 September 2020