Respiratory and sleep physicians provide care within both public and private health care settings, working collaboratively with a variety of other specialists, including neurologists, psychiatrists, cardiologists, endocrinologists, surgeons and other physicians. Respiratory and sleep physicians provide care for their patients through respiratory function assessment, fibreoptic bronchoscopy, sleep monitoring, lung oncology as well as through the clinical management of all respiratory disorders.
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 Respiratory Medicine Advanced Training Pathway is a centralised state-wide recruitment process for advanced training positions in respiratory medicine and is supported by the Heads of Respiratory Medicine and/or Directors of Advanced Training at accredited Queensland hospitals.
Respiratory Medicine and Sleep Medicine advanced training may be undertaken following completion of requirements for basic training with the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP). The respiratory medicine and sleep medicine training program incorporates work-based learning and assessment with successful trainees attaining the qualification of FRACP with accreditation to practise as a Respiratory Medicine and Sleep Medicine Specialist 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).