Queensland Rheumatology Advanced Training Network
In Queensland, advanced training in Rheumatology is offered through a state-wide centralised recruitment and selection process. This process is coordinated by the Australian Rheumatology Association (ARAQ) Director of Clinical Training and Rheumatology Directors of Queensland hospitals with accredited advanced training position/s.
A Rheumatology Advanced Trainee is a trainee registrar of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP). Successful applicants will be selected and appointed by a recruitment panel considering 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.
Applications for part time training will be considered.
More information about Rheumatology Advanced Training
Note: 2021 Divisional Clinical Exam status
Selection to a training position is dependent on successful completion of the RACP Divisional Clinical Examination in 2021. For more information on Advanced Training, refer to the RACP website.
To be eligible for an advanced training position, applicants must have:
- current general medical registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)
- registered with the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP)
- successfully completing the RACP clinical examination; and
- completed or in the process of completing RACP clinical examination
How to apply
To apply for a training position, applicants must review the following information:
- the Rheumatology Registrar Role Description (PDF 172 kB)
- Rheumatology training preference guide (PDF 195 kB)
- complete and submit an online RMO application via the Queensland Health RMO campaign including two referee reports
Placements are within the Queensland Health accredited training program. Participating facilities include:
- Caboolture Hospital
- Cairns Hospital
- Gold Coast Health Service
- Greenslopes Private Hospital
- Princess Alexandra Hospital
- Redcliffe Hospital
- Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital
- The Prince Charles Hospital
- Townsville University Hospital
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, interested trainees MUST preference Rheumatology as their 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 panel.
Positions will be allocated primarily according to ranking following the interview, based on interview performance and quality of application, referee reports and CV.
- Notification of interview: by Thursday 5th August 2021
- Pathway applicant interviews (if required): 26th August 2021
- Applicants notified of selection: by Monday 30th August 2021
- Acceptance notification required: by Friday 3rd September 2021
For further information contact:
Dr James Gray
ARAQ Director of Clinical Training
Rheumatologist Metro South