Infectious Diseases provides continuous diversity – both in ever-changing clinical presentations and the rich diversity of patients and their stories. This means that decades after starting my career, I still feel pumped up and excited at work almost every day!
Dr Krispin Hajkowicz
Infectious Diseases Physician
Infectious disease physicians practice within various clinical, laboratory and public health aspects of infectious disease medicine and microbiology, playing a key role in both the management of acute problems, and in long-term chronic care of their patients. Infectious disease physicians additionally play a predominant role in the provision of consulting services and expertise on matters pertaining to infection and public health.
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 Infectious Diseases Advanced Training Network oversees the recruitment, allocation and selection of infectious disease trainees in Queensland. A state-wide approach ensures that candidates will enjoy a rounded and complete training experience.
Infectious diseases advanced training may be undertaken following completion of requirements for basic training with the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP). The infectious diseases training program incorporates work-based learning and assessment, with successful trainees attaining the qualification of FRACP with accreditation to practise as an Infectious Diseases specialist in Australia or New Zealand. Trainees may elect to undertake the infectious diseases and microbiology joint RACP/RCPA advanced training program, with successful trainees attaining the qualification of FRACP and Fellow of the Royal College of Pathologists Australasia (FRCPA) with accreditation to practise as an Infectious Diseases specialist and Microbiologist 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. Joint trainees must be registered with both the RACP and the RCPA and are supervised by the Committee for Joint College Training in Infectious Diseases and Microbiology.
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).