I fell in love with paediatrics doing a regional rotation during my RMO year. The specialty offers a great sense of team work, with wonderful human interactions and opportunities to learn and grow every day.
Helping a family understand, calming a distressed child and seeing them smile, teaching, rounding and making our complex systems of care work well for all.
Dr Andrew Hallahan,
Paediatricians work within both public and private health care settings, as well as within primary care and community health sectors, to provide comprehensive care for their patients. Paediatricians are required to work collaboratively with a broad range of health professionals, including social workers, physiotherapists, occupational therapists and speech pathologists.
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 Basic Paediatric Training Network oversees the recruitment, selection and allocation for doctors intending to commence their first or second year of basic paediatric training in Queensland.
General paediatrics advanced training may be undertaken following completion of requirements for basic training with the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP). The general paediatrics training program incorporates work-based learning and assessment with successful trainees attaining the qualification of FRACP with accreditation to practise as a General Paediatrician 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).