Geriatricians work within both public and private health care settings, occupying a unique and expanding level of importance in health care delivery due to Australia’s ageing population. Geriatrician’s are required to work collaboratively with other physicians, with surgeons and with other health care professionals to manage a range of diverse presentations.
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 Geriatric Medicine Advanced Training Pathway is a centralised state-wide recruitment process for advanced training positions in geriatric medicine in accredited Queensland hospitals.
Geriatric medicine advanced training may be undertaken following completion of requirements for basic training with the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP). The geriatric medicine program incorporates work-based learning and assessment, with successful trainees attaining the qualification of FRACP with accreditation to practise as a Geriatrician 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).