Endocrinology

Endocrinologists diagnose, treat and manage patients experiencing conditions caused by problems of the endocrine system, including diabetes, thyroid issues, pituitary and adrenal disease, gonadal disorders and infertility, neuroendocrine conditions, benign and malignant glandular tumours, disorders of growth, glandular dysfunction, lipid and nutritional abnormalities, menopausal disorders, osteoporosis and metabolic bone disease.

Clinical Practice

Endocrinologists work within both public and private facilities, within a range of clinical settings including inpatient, outpatient, community and telehealth services. Endocrinologists work collaboratively with other physicians, with surgeons and other health care professionals to manage and educate patients of all ages.

Statistics and information - Endocrinology

Number of specialists - QLD

Number of new fellows - QLD

Number of specialists - AUS

Number of new fellows - AUS

Average weekly hours
QLD

Average Age
QLD

% Aged 60+
QLD

26% of the QLD2017 workforce intend to retire by 2027

Proportion Female/Male - QLD

Male
Female

Location - QLD

Regional
Major cities
Remote

Public/Private QLD

Private
Public

Number of trainees - QLD

Number of new trainees - QLD

Number of trainees - AUS

Number of new trainees - AUS

PGY new trainees - QLD

Proportion Female/Male - QLD

Male
Female

Length of Training

6 years full-time (3 years basic training, 3 years advanced training)

Method of Allocation

College-selected trainees may be allocated to a training post by:

  • College
  • Queensland Health pathway/network (centrally coordinated)
  • Queensland Health facility (accredited for training)

Training and assessment summary

The Queensland Endocrinology Advanced Training Program is a centralised state-wide recruitment process for advanced training positions in endrocrinology and is supported by a panel comprising of Endocrinology Unit Directors from accredited Queensland hospitals.

Training program overview

Endocrinology advanced training may be undertaken following completion of requirements for basic training with the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP). Training incorporates work-based learning and assessment, with successful trainees attaining the qualification of FRACP with accreditation to practice as an Endocrinologist in Australia or New Zealand.

Eligibility

Applicants must hold current medical registration, have completed RACP basic training requirements and have secured appointment to an appropriate advanced training position.

Flexibility

Minimum 40% of full-time commitment. Training must be completed within 8 years.

Interrupted training

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).