Haematologists work as part of multidisciplinary teams within both public and private sectors. Haematologists may provide direct patient care, or provide advice to other medical practitioners and health care providers to guide patient care, and are often also involved with blood banks to support the management of blood transfusions.
5 years full-time
College-selected trainees may be allocated to a training post by:
The Queensland Haematology Advanced Training Pathway is a centralised state-wide recruitment process for advanced training positions in laboratory haematology, clinical haematology and combined clincial and laboratory haematology in accredited Queensland facilities.
Haematology training encompasses both clinical and laboratory aspects of primary disorders of the blood as well as how other diseases affect the blood. Training may follow two pathways - RCPA fellowship or dual fellowship with RCPA/RACP. Each pathway equips trainees with the knowledge, skills and professional attitudes necessary to function as a specialist in the practice of laboratory haematology. The dual fellowship equips trainees to additionally specialise in clinical haematology practice. Training incorporates work-based learning and assessment across four general functions of haematologists - discipline specific functions as a medical specialist in a laboratory, functions as a manager in the haematology laboratory, research and scholarship and professional attributes. Upon completing all requirements of the training program, trainees may apply for admission to Fellowship of the Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia (FRCPA). Trainees may undertake joint RCPA/RACP training in haematology, with successful trainees attaining the qualification of FRCPA and Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians.
Applicants must hold registration as a medical practitioner with a minimum of 2 years of postgraduate experience. Applicants must be employed in an accredited laboratory before seeking registration with the College.
Minimum 20% of full-time commitment.
Allowed - no limit is placed on the time taken to complete training.