Nephrology has offered me exposure to inspiring role models, intellectually stimulating and challenging cases, abundant teaching and strong research opportunities and career flexibility.
I appreciate the ability to make an important difference to people’s lives – providing holistic continuity of care with ongoing relationships with patients over many years and often different treatment modalities.
Professor David Johnson
Nephrologists work within both public and private facilities, often caring for patients over a long period of time, and are required to coordinate patient care with primary care physicians, surgeons and other health professionals.
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 Nephrology Advanced Training Pathway is a state-wide centralised process that supports applicants through a 3 year training program including 1 year guaranteed training in a transplant service. There still remain opportunities to be an advanced trainee in nephrology medicine in Queensland outside of this process. Applicants that are not successful in securing a position on the centralised pathway are still eligible for existing advanced training accredited positions that are within Queensland using this process. However a position on a transplant service will not be guaranteed.
Nephrology advanced training may be undertaken following completion of requirements for basic training with the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP). The nephrology training program incorporates work-based learning and assessment, with successful trainees attaining the qualification of FRACP with accreditation to practise as a Nephrologist 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).