GESQ Trainees

Producing the best and brightest
GESQ is committed to providing the best professional training in Australia through initiatives such as our comprehensive 2-year educational program (including a stand-alone “Trainee Day” as part of the annual Noosa Update), a web-based “one-stop shop” for the latest evidence and clinical guidelines, and a dedicated Trainee Portal designed to meet the needs and expectations of our next generation of specialists.

Bursaries and Scholarships

A number of bursaries and scholarships are provided each year through industry and philanthropic support to assist Queensland Gastroenterologists in training to achieve their goals.

These generous contributions are merit-based awards and provide financial support for trainees to attend national and international meetings to further their clinical and scientific research.

Supporting Companies are not involved in the selection of the applicants or assessment of submissions for any of the awards they financially support.

The primary aims of these awards are to:

  • foster innovative clinical and scientific research projects,
  • provide dedicated financial support and opportunities for Queensland trainees to distinguish themselves academically,
  • cultivate national and international research collaborations and/or employment opportunities, and
  • foster ongoing professional development in the fields of Gastroenterology and Hepatology.

All trainees and fellows are encouraged to take advantage of these generous contributions of support.

Queensland Gastroenterology Education Program

The Queensland Gastroenterology Education Program (QGEP) is a two year structured program of self-directed learning for Queensland Gastroenterology Trainees. Established in 2009, the program is a state-wide initiative with involvement from all Queensland GE teaching hospitals and implementation of videoconferencing to all sites. In 2015, the program has transitioned under the governance and oversight of the GESQ executive committee.

The formal goals of the QGEP are to:

  • Provide a structured approach to facilitate self directed learning for Queensland gastroenterology advanced trainees;
  • Enable the development of specialised clinical knowledge and skills in clinical reasoning across the breadth of gastroenterology and hepatology;
  • Facilitate trainee development of professional attitudes and behaviours consistent with the practice of a consultant physician/gastroenterologist;
  • Enhance the commitment of trainees to the principles and practice of continuing medical education;
  • Provide an opportunity for interhospital interaction and mentorship among trainees and consultants; and
  • Enhance the profile of gastroenterology as a leading specialty in Queensland and Australian postgraduate vocational training.

All trainees and fellows are encouraged to take advantage of these generous contributions of support.

The Program consists of case-based learning that is structured on the RACP curriculum, and comprises:

  • Weekly learning objectives with associated prescribed reading – One trainee is rostered each week to lead a discussion of the salient learning points from the weekly reading, providing a short (i.e., 15 slides) powerpoint presentation that can then be later distributed to trainees
  • Clinical vignettes with focused questions based on learning objectives – A consultant will be rostered to attend and facilitate a discussion of the questions.

The format will be augmented by invited speakers on key topics, including prominent local colorectal surgeons, pathologists, GI radiologists, oncologists and allied health.

Meetings take place in each of the GE teaching hospitals on Tuesday mornings from 7.30 – 9am, starting in March each year and running through to November. If you value trainee education and have a special interest in one or more of the curriculum topics we would welcome your involvement. Please contact the QGEP co-ordinator via for further details.

Advanced Training in GE & Hepatology

Advice to Prospective Applicants

(The following information has been provided to GESQ by the Queensland Advanced Training Network, which is the body responsible for centralised recruitment to gastroenterology advanced training registrar positions across the state. GESQ is not involved in AT recruitment).

In Queensland, selection to first year advanced training positions in Gastroenterology are managed centrally by the Queensland Gastroenterology Advanced Training Network via the annual RMO and Registrar recruitment campaign. The Queensland Health RMO and Registrar Recruitment Campaign Homepage, and further information on how to apply, can be accessed directly via the following link .


  • Complete application form and supplementary information.
  • Responsible for obtaining relevant, MBA registration.
  • Responsible for ensuring they have valid working Visa.
  • Participant in recruitment and selection processes.

RMO Campaign

  • Manage the online recruitment system.
  • Ensure applications are accessible by employing entities.
  • Manage candidate Re-preference Rounds.
  • Overseas system selection of candidates.

HHS & Pathway / Networks

  • Manage the recruitment process.
  • Shortlisting, interviews/selections and contracts.
  • Manage system selection of candidates.
  • Communication selection outcomes.