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Queensland Medical Oncology Advanced Training Network

Queensland Health is responsible for and oversees the Queensland Medical Oncology Advanced Training Pathway through which Registrars are recruited, selected and assisted with allocation to a Queensland medical oncology advanced training accredited site. Successful applicants will be selected and appointed by a centralised recruitment panel considering each trainee’s 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.

The program is based on the RACP Medical Oncology Advanced Training curriculum. The aim of the programme is to improve the quality of training in Medical Oncology and to promote high quality and diverse training opportunities that exist across the state.

The Network offers a wide educational program and learning environment with shared education programs provided across all sites within the Network and is aligned to the curriculum. The Network has adequate audio-visual conferencing facilities to make the program easily accessible to trainees.


To be eligible for an advanced training position, applicants must have:

How to apply

To apply for a training position, applicants must review the following information:

Participating facilities

Placements are within the Queensland Health accredited training program. Participating facilities include:

  • Cairns Hospital
  • Gold Coast University Hospital
  • Ipswich Hospital
  • Mackay Base Hospital
  • Mater Hospital Brisbane
  • Princess Alexandra Hospital
  • Redcliffe Hospital
  • Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital
  • Sunshine Coast University Hospital
  • The Prince Charles Hospital
  • Toowoomba Hospital
  • Townsville University Hospital

It is anticipated that you will rotate through regional and metro training sites. This is to ensure a rounded exposure to Medical Oncology as well as a variety of clinical supervisors.

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, trainees that desire to gain entry to the Medical Oncology Training Network should make Medical Oncology advanced training position 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 Network.

Positions will be allocated primarily according to ranking following the interview, based on interview performance, and scoring of CV. Assessment will be looking at skills/qualifications/publication record and a demonstrated interest in oncology.

Please note the following dates:

  • Notification of interview: Monday, 18 July 2022
  • Pathway applicant interviews:
    • New trainee interviews: Monday, 08 August 2022
    • Existing trainees’ re-interview: Monday 25 July 2022
  • Applicants notified of selection: By Monday, 15 Aug 2022


For further information contact:
Elaine Chilcott
Medical Oncology Secretary | Oncology | Royal Brisbane Women's Hospital
Phone: +61 (07) 3646 7983

Last updated: 29 March 2023