Cardiology provides me with an opportunity to practice acute and critical care, invasive medicine, diagnostic testing, as well as build long-term relationships with patients with chronic heart disease. Working within a broad multidisciplinary team enables a high level of professional satisfaction.
It is a privilege and truly rewarding to be able to provide care, reassurance and support to patients and their families facing potentially serious cardiac events.
Dr Gregory Starmer
Cardiologists collaboratively with a broad range of other internal medicine physicians, as well as with vascular and cardiothoracic surgeons, to provide comprehensive care for their patients. Cardiologists can work within both public and private health services.
6 years full-time (3 years basic training, 3 years advanced training)
College-selected trainees may be allocated to a training post by:
The Queensland Cardiology Advanced Training Pathway is a centralised state-wide recruitment process for advanced training positions in cardiology and is supported by the Cardiology Directors of advanced training at accredited Queensland hospitals.
Cardiology advanced training may be undertaken in either Adult Medicine or Paediatrics and Child Health, following completion of requirements for basic training with the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP). The Cardiology program incorporates work-based learning and assessment with successful trainees attaining the qualification of FRACP with accreditation to practise as a Cardiologist in Australia or New Zealand.
Applicants must hold current medical registration, have completed RACP basic training requirements and have secured appointment to an appropriate advanced training position.
Minimum 40% of full-time commitment. Training must be completed within 8 years.
Allowed. Interruptions of more than 12 continuous months may require additional assessments (determined on a case-by-case basis). Interruptions of more than 24 continuous months may require additional training time and/or assessments (determined on a case-by-case basis).