General Medicine

General medicine physicians diagnose, treat and manage patients with complex, chronic and multi-system disorders. A General Medicine Physician’s clinical practice is not limited by patient age, diagnostic category, stage of disease, treatment intent or clinical setting.

Clinical Practice

General medicine physicians coordinate patient care across acute hospital and ambulatory settings. General medicine physicians work collaboratively with other specialists from a variety of disciplines, as well as with primary care providers and allied health professionals.

Statistics and information - General Medicine

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

42% of the QLD 2017 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 General Medicine Advanced Training Network is a centralised state-wide recruitment process for advanced training positions in general medicine in accredited Queensland hospitals.

Training program overview

General and Acute Care Medicine 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 general medicine program incorporates work-based learning and assessment with successful trainees attaining the qualification of FRACP with accreditation to practise as a General Medicine Physician 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).