Royal Prince Alfred Hospital/Wagga Wagga Base Hospital

Training Positions

2 Identical AT positions and 1 additional part STP funded AT position (“RPA/Wagga”).

All three accredited for core training.


Current Trainee/s

  • Darrell Kong
  • Adam Carroll
  • Jason Sines (RPA/Wagga position)


Patient Services per Standard Week

Clinic rotation and RPA/Wagga position: Average 7 clinics per week. Additional shared consult service (averaged 10 per week).

Ward rotation registrar: daily ward cover (typically 6-10 inpatients, average 1 x admission daily) and 4 clinics weekly.


Requirements for On Call / Afterhours (including weekends)

No general medical on call.

Rheumatology oncall 1 in three weeks (Wednesday pm -Sunday pm)


Education Activities

Extensive on job teaching and supervision.

Tuesday "consultat cases", Wednesday ward MDT, Thursday: ILD MDT, monthly muscle pathology meeting and Friday weekly department meeting and radiology meeting; monthly orthopaedic meeting.


Teaching Responsibilities

Help teach and supervise undergradutates attached to rheumatology (frequent student selected attachements, elective students, AiMs students. Deliver year one MSK teaching to USyd students (with help of consultants). Extensive involvement in BPT teaching.

Opportunity for teaching fellowships and affiliate titles for education at USyd.


Research Interests of Unit

Systemic Sclerosis, Connective tissue disease-associated ILD, vasculitis, myositis and other muscle disease, SLE, Pulmonary Hypertension, Autologous stem cell transplant, MSK ultrasound, crystal arthritis, Clinicial Trials, Osteoarthritis, Osteoporosis. 


Head of Unit

Matthew Parker
Phone: 02 9515 9337


Consultant Staff

  • Dr Matthew Parker – Myositis and muscle diseases, Systemic Sclerosis and CTDs, Interstitial Lung Disease, nailfold capillaroscopy
  • Dr Abhishikta Dey – Pain, Osteoporosis, Maternal Medicine, teaching
  • Dr Angela Fu – Connective Tissue Disease
  • Dr Bethan Richards - Clincial trials, MSK ultrasound, Wellbeing
  • Dr Michael Spies - Crystal Arthropathies, Medical Education
  • A/Prof Neil McGill - crystal arthropahties
  • Dr Chris Needs - Osteoartritis, Back Pain
  • Prof Peter Youssef, Clincial Trails, Spondyloarthropathies, Systemic Sclerosis, Autologous Stemd Cell Transplant
  • A/Prof Jan Vaile - OSteoporosis



Centralised recruitment for NSW/ACT training positions


Flexible Training

Very supportive