AT Trainees

Getting onto the Gastroenterology and Hepatology Advanced Training Program

Each year a number of Advanced Training positions in Gastroenterology and Hepatology are made available for registrars who have successfully completed their FRACP Basic Training. The rules governing Basic Training are set by the RACP and the format for selection onto the Advanced Training program is decided each year by a panel comprising representatives from each of the teaching hospitals in Queensland. While the GESQ has no direct input in this process, we can assist prospective applicants by providing an overview of the selection process.

Ultimately, selection is based upon performance in an interview but a short-list of interviewees is prepared each year based upon:

i) your answers to the set questions on the RACP application site, and

ii) the quality of your submitted CV  

To give yourself the best possible chance to be short-listed for interview, it is suggested you include in your CV and highlight:
  • • your commitment to specialty (e.g. clinical or research experience, attendance at conferences and courses, or electives in the field of gastroenterology and hepatology)
  • • under- and post-graduate academic achievements
  • • all publications and clinical/scientific research
  • • presentations at local, national, international meetings
  • • participation in teaching and training (highlighting experience and skills in this area)
  • • involvement in quality improvement activities and initiatives (highlighting personal involvement and initiative)

These selection criteria are weighted each year at the discretion of the selection panel.

Gastroenterology and Hepatology interviews of short-listed candidates will be held soon after the release of the RACP clinical exam results. We recommend making early contact with local gastroenterologists and hepatologists for support and advice. If you need some assistance in locating an appropriate mentor then please contact GESQ.

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