Internship Guide 2021

THE 2021 AMSA INTERNSHIP GUIDE is finally out!! This guide provides essential information about how COVID-19 has impacted internship applications in each state and territory. We hope that the information within this guide will assist you in your internship application. We will also be releasing a second version with additional information when it becomes available. Good luck, Class of 2021!

THE 2021 AMSA INTERNSHIP GUIDE is finally out!!

This guide provides essential information about how COVID-19 has impacted internship applications in each state and territory. We hope that the information within this guide will assist you in your internship application. We will also be releasing a second version with additional information when it becomes available. Good luck, Class of 2021!


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<strong>2021</strong><br />




4 Acknowledgements<br />

5 What is AMSA<br />

7 From the President<br />

8 From the Editor<br />

9 Information for Applicants<br />

12 Rural Health Students<br />

18 International Students<br />

28 <strong>Internship</strong>s in the Time of<br />

COVID-19<br />

CON<br />

‘21<br />

TENTS<br />

30 Australian Capital<br />

Territory<br />

36 New South Wales<br />

62 Northen Territory<br />

71 Queensland<br />

96 South Australia<br />

109 Tasmania<br />

117 Victoria<br />

141 Western Australia


EMENTS<br />


Terra Sudarmana (GriffithU)<br />


Dalyia Abu-Ghazaleh (GriffithU)<br />

Dhruvi Lathigara (Western SydneyU)<br />

Wendy Fang (MonashU)<br />


Aditi Kamath (UAdelaide)<br />


Sophie Keen (Western SydneyU)<br />

Jasmine Elliott (MonashU)<br />

Julia Liew (UMelbourne)<br />

A/Prof Rob Parker (AMA NT)<br />

Dr Chris Moy (AMA SA)<br />

Dr Helen McArdle (AMA TAS)<br />

A/Prof Julian Rait (AMA VIC)<br />

Dr Andrew Miller (AMA WA)<br />

Dr Tessa O’Kay<br />

Dr Dane Lyons<br />

Dr Marisse Sonido<br />

Dr Haydn Dodds<br />

Dr Rhys Harris<br />

Dr Joshua Ahn<br />

Dr Luke Dimsey<br />

Dr Travis Lines<br />

Dr Kavitha Gnanasambantham<br />


Richard Song (Monash)<br />

Christian Mich (UTas)<br />


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amsa.org.au<br />

This <strong>2021</strong> <strong>Internship</strong> <strong>Guide</strong> was compiled<br />

entirely by medical students who have<br />

volunteered their time to ensure it is the<br />

most up to date source of information<br />

relevant to our final year medical students.<br />

I would especially like to thank my National<br />

Publications Subcommittee for their tireless<br />

work in contacting relevant groups, collating<br />

information, and designing this guide.<br />

An enormous thank you must go to the AMSA<br />

Rural Health and the AMSA International<br />

Students Network (ISN) special interest groups<br />

for working with us and collating relevant<br />

information for our rural and international<br />

students respectively.<br />

I would like to extend my appreciation to the<br />

AMA state presidents who have provided us<br />

with invaluable insight into the services and<br />

supports AMA provides in each state.<br />

I would also like to express our gratitude to the<br />

Medical Students’ Councils who have provided<br />

essential information about how the COVID-19<br />

pandemic has specifically impacted internship<br />

applications in each state and territory.<br />

A massive thank you is also owed to the JMO<br />

managers and hospital contacts who have<br />

provided us with information about their<br />

hospital networks, and also to the Doctors<br />

in Training committees who allowed us to<br />

include the results of their Hospital Health<br />

Check surveys in this <strong>Internship</strong> <strong>Guide</strong>.<br />

Finally, I must acknowledge that this guide<br />

would not be possible if it weren’t for the<br />

Publications and Design Officers before me<br />

(Michelle Fu), and contributors of previous<br />

guides, from which this guide is built.<br />

To our readers, I hope that this guide may be of<br />

assistance to you as you enter the next stage<br />

of your careers as doctors. Your experiences<br />

throughout medical school, your countless<br />

hours of study, and your perseverance<br />

will undoubtedly propel you through your<br />

internship. From your AMSA, we wish you the<br />

best of luck for the future.<br />


WHAT IS<br />

AMSA<br />

AMSA is a vibrant, student-run organisation that represents, informs, and connects all of<br />

Australia’s 17,000 medical students. Hundreds of medical student volunteers work together to<br />

run our professional-standard events, advocacy, projects and publications. We are a community,<br />

and there is a place here for all students. Have a think about what you might be interested in and<br />

contact us at any time. We’re excited to see where Medicine and AMSA can take you!<br />

WHAT WE DO<br />

Advocacy<br />

As the peak representative body for Australian medical students, AMSA has a strong voice in<br />

advocacy on many levels. We regularly meet with governmental bodies and stakeholders in<br />

medical education, utilise media, and publish articles in medical journals and AMA publications<br />

to support and effect change for Australian medical students.<br />

Our policies are developed by students like you, reviewed at your university’s ThinkTank, where<br />

your thoughts are collated and presented at the National Council. Thanks to Australian medical<br />

students like you, last year AMSA had multiple advocacy successes including improving and<br />

reforming our approach to climate change and health, and significant reforms in the funding of<br />

medical programs across Australian universities!<br />

Events<br />

AMSA events are renowned for their unique blend of educational talks, social nights and skills<br />

development - they provide experiences and equip you with skills that will last you beyond your<br />

medical degree!<br />

National Leadership Development Seminar (NLDS)<br />

AMSA’s premier academic event where future student leaders upskill on<br />

leadership, advocacy, and political engagement.<br />

Canberra, TBA<br />

National Convention<br />

This famed, student-run conference flawlessly blends together inspiring<br />

academics and lively socials, ensuring that it will be one of the most memorable<br />

weeks of your medical degree.<br />

Adelaide, June 28 th - July 3 rd<br />

Global Health Conference (GHC)<br />

Focusing on innovation and equity in global health, learn what you can do<br />

to make a positive difference in the world, at this 5-day long conference. This<br />

event boasts over 700 delegates and tackles the global health issues that we<br />

currently face.<br />

Perth, August 5 th - 9 th<br />

Rural Health Summit<br />

The Rural Health Summit will draw<br />

Scheduled in September, it focuses<br />

speakers, stimulating workshops<br />

TBA<br />

our 2020 event calendar to a close.<br />

on all things rural, with engaging<br />

and networking opportunities.<br />






AMSA has seven SiGs: Global Health,<br />

Rural Health, International Students’<br />

Network, International, Indigenous Health,<br />

QAMSA, Med Ed; who all do amazing<br />

work in their specific areas of interest. Our<br />

projects span across topics such as refugee<br />

health, climate change, and everything<br />

in between. We also have our annual<br />

blood drive Vampire Cup with the Red<br />

Cross; our Mental Health Campaign;<br />

and Gender Equity, which<br />

exists to break out gender<br />

stereotypes.<br />


AMSA produces many publications throughout the year designed to educate, entertain and<br />

inspire. These publications range from guides such as this one and a peer-reviewed journal<br />

(AMSA Journal of Global Health), magazines to amplify your voice (Panacea and Frontier), to<br />

newsletters and bulletins alike (Embolus)!<br />


▶ Follow us at @youramsa on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.<br />

▶ Become a member (https://www.amsa.org.au/join) to attend our world-renowned events,<br />

access our membership benefits and have voting rights at AMSA Councils.<br />

▶ Look through the Orange <strong>Guide</strong>, see what you are interested in, and then become a part of<br />

it. We’re your AMSA!<br />


FROM THE<br />


To the Class of <strong>2021</strong>,<br />

Congratulations, you have made it! Graduating with your MBBS or MD is<br />

an enormous milestone, and you are well and truly on the home stretch.<br />

An indescribable amount of time, energy and passion has led you to this<br />

moment, and you deserve to celebrate every second of it. As you wrap up<br />

this chapter of your life, I hope that you take the time to reflect on<br />

your personal growth, the relationships you’ve built, and the memories you’ve<br />

made.<br />

The past two years have definitely had their challenges. To graduate during a pandemic is quite an<br />

achievement, and I congratulate you for persevering through curricular and placement adjustments,<br />

as well as lockdowns and quarantine. Thank you also for looking after one another during a time of<br />

heightened stress and uncertainty. I hope that this time has reaffirmed your passion for medicine,<br />

and heightened your understanding of the need for a strong, united healthcare system in Australia.<br />

As your time in medical school comes to a close, I hope you know that AMSA has always had your<br />

back. From your first day of O-Week, we have worked to improve medical student mental health<br />

and wellbeing, ensure the provision of quality internship positions to all medical graduates, reduce<br />

bullying, discrimination and harassment in medicine, and advocate for a sustainable training<br />

pipeline aligned to workforce demands. From our annual Vampire Cup Blood Drive, to our Crossing<br />

Borders Palm Sunday rallies to end indefinite detention, our initiatives and campaigns have sought<br />

to unite the medical student community and advance our common goals. Our events are inherent<br />

to the medical school experience, and every year we are so proud of the up-skilling and networking<br />

provided. I hope that you can take a little piece of AMSA with you into the future, whether it be a new<br />

passion or interest, or the friendships made along the way.<br />

As you look to the future, I hope that our annual AMSA <strong>Internship</strong> <strong>Guide</strong> offers some invaluable<br />

research and advice to guide your next steps. Enclosed within you’ll find information on what makes<br />

each hospital unique, so that you may make a decision that is best for you. It also features key<br />

information relevant to the <strong>2021</strong> internship application process.<br />

As you read through this document, please acknowledge the incredible work of our National<br />

Publications and Design Officer, and the Editor-in-Chief, Terra Sudarmana. The AMSA <strong>Internship</strong><br />

<strong>Guide</strong> would not be possible without her tireless dedication, passion, and attention to detail. I’d also<br />

like to thank the National Publications Team, Dhruvi Lathigara, Wendy Fang, Daliya Abu-Ghazaleh,<br />

and Aditi Kamath, whose excellent work does not go unnoticed.<br />

On a more serious note, please look after yourself over the coming months. This period of transition<br />

is challenging and stressful for everyone. At times, it can also be lonely and demoralising. You are<br />

valued and loved, and there is always professional help available. If you don’t have a regular GP now,<br />

please find one prior to starting your internship. Please also visit the Get Support tab of the AMSA<br />

website for further resources (https://www.amsa.org.au/support), either for yourself or your peers.<br />

As always, I’m here to support you in whatever way I can. Please feel free to get in touch via<br />

president@amsa.org.au. Otherwise, I wish you all the best, and I look forward to seeing you succeed.<br />

Warmest regards,<br />

Sophie Keen<br />

AMSA President<br />


FROM THE<br />

EDITOR<br />

For our final year medical students, a premature yet well-earned<br />

congratulations - as you edge closer toward proper paychecks, a<br />

respectable prefix, and life as a fully fledged doctor.<br />

Give it a few months and you can say you’ve survived med school<br />

amidst a pandemic. Placements graced with uncertainty. SOCRATES PP<br />

muffled and misunderstood through face masks. Lockdown periods where<br />

textbooks replace timetables, and ‘Bedside Teachings’ take on its most literal<br />

meaning. And not to mention, the fourteen bottles of hand sanitiser on level 4 of<br />

block B that you have become well acquainted with over the course of this rotation. It’s been<br />

a journey, a marathon- one requiring exceeding doses of resilience and perseverance. You’ve<br />

channeled strength from within, drawn endurance from one another, embodied adaptability in<br />

your practice; and now you’re almost at the other end of it…<br />

Like a small fish in a big pond, graduation is a liberating process, but just as easily, one can feel<br />

like they’re drowning in an abyss of opportunities. I trust that each of you have conducted your<br />

own research, whether it be pestering your forerunners or scrolling tirelessly through the AMA<br />

intern guides. Yet, as you approach this final stretch, and ponder on the steps to come, we<br />

hope this handbook provides a guiding light to navigating the internship opportunities of 2022.<br />

Enclosed within, are the specifics of the internship application process, up-to-date information<br />

from each hospital and network, and some gems of wisdom personally written by individuals<br />

who were in your exact shoes this time last year.<br />

Our National Publications Subcommittee has worked tirelessly over the past few months to<br />

collate a guide that will hopefully support you through your journey into the next chapter of<br />

your career. We hope that the information within this guide will be helpful in your search for the<br />

right internship.<br />

Good luck, Class of <strong>2021</strong>!<br />

If you have any questions or feedback regarding this guide, please do not hesitate to contact me<br />

via the following email address: pdo@amsa.org.au<br />

Yours in orange,<br />

Terra Sudarmana<br />

<strong>Internship</strong> <strong>Guide</strong> Editor-in-Chief &<br />

AMSA Publications and Design Officer<br />





An internship is a one-year period where a medical<br />

graduate undergoes supervised clinical training<br />

within an accredited hospital. It is generally the first<br />

period of employment as a medical practitioner<br />

for most medical graduates. Medical graduates<br />

must apply for provisional registration with the<br />

Medical Board of Australia before commencing<br />

work in an accredited intern position. Interns<br />

become eligible for full general registration<br />

at the completion of their intern year. In<br />

general, interns are required to complete a minimum of 47 weeks of full-time clinical training,<br />

which excludes time taken off for sick or annual leave. Some elements of intern training may<br />

vary between states, territories and health services.<br />


In short - nothing has been formally established.<br />

The National Framework sets standards<br />

and provides guidance for internship terms,<br />

outcomes, and assessment linked to the<br />

general registration standard, as well as national<br />

expectations concerning the accreditation of<br />

internship terms and posts. The Australian Medical<br />

Council (AMC) is currently undertaking a review of<br />

the National Framework for Prevocational Medical<br />

Training (formally known as the National Framework<br />

for Medical <strong>Internship</strong>).<br />

The AMC have proposed that the medical internship program will be extended from a one-year<br />

transition period to a two-year transition period with registration remaining at the end of PGY1.<br />

The aim of this will be to improve quality of training and ensure that interns are well-prepared<br />

and trained for later years. The AMC plan to develop e-portfolio specifications to support this<br />

transition. More information on this can be accessed from the AMC website:<br />

https://www.amc.org.au/accreditation-and-recognition/assessment-accreditationprevocational-phase-medical-education/<br />

Rollout timeline:<br />

▶ Pilot year: 2022 (implemented in smaller “test”<br />

clinical sites/ cohorts)<br />

▶ Full implementation: 2023<br />

Key points:<br />

▶ The point of general registration will remain<br />

at the end of PGY1<br />

▶ JMOs are not tied to hospital contracts or<br />

states - the term follows the graduate not<br />

the contract<br />


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The following link allows you to submit an online application for provisional registration<br />

https://www.medicalboard.gov.au/registration/forms.aspx From the time you submit your<br />

application, it can take 6-8 weeks to finalise assessment dependent on the time of year. AHPRA<br />

recommends that you apply for provisional registration prior to completing your medical degree.<br />


You will need:<br />

1. Proof of identity (proof of identity submitted to AHPRA is valid for up to 10 years)<br />

2. A criminal history check<br />

3. Recency of practice<br />

4. Medical Indemnity insurance<br />

5. English language proficiency proof<br />

6. Fees (for international students only)<br />


Most hospitals operate with 5 rotation blocks throughout the year for interns, whilst some may<br />

have four. Each rotation ranges between 10 to 12 weeks in duration. Interns will commence two<br />

weeks prior to the commencement of the clinical year for all medical officers, which is the first<br />

Monday in February.<br />


Interns must complete the following clinical experiences in order to be eligible for general<br />

registration:<br />

▶ a term of at least 8 weeks that provides experience in emergency medical care<br />

▶ a term of at least 10 weeks that provides experience in medicine<br />

▶ a term of at least 10 weeks that provides experience in surgery<br />

▶ a range of other approved terms to make up 12 months (minimum of 47 weeks full-time<br />

equivalent service)<br />

Each term will include orientation, supervised practice, education, and assessment.<br />


This is a 9 digit number that is given to you by your medical school. This number is generated by<br />

AHPRA, but is not the same as your AHPRA registration number.<br />


For all states across Australia, a standard week is 38 hours plus overtime. Applicants need to look<br />

out for their particular state and hospital’s regulations regarding overtime work. Generally, an<br />

intern can expect at least one overtime shift per fortnight, if not once per week. These include<br />

evening shifts, night shifts, and weekend shifts. Applicants should also look out for sick relief<br />

shift requirements. A doctor on sick relief can be called at any time of the day or night to step in.<br />

This includes being called to step into a night shift when an intern might need to forego sleep.<br />

Each state has a different policy on ‘unrostered overtime.’ Applicants should further research<br />

their state and hospital policies prior to commencing work.<br />

The AMA provides a good outline of award conditions for each state. Visit their website here.<br />

https://ama.com.au/article/junior-doctors-employment-guide#anchortwo<br />


Some states do accept applications for couples or joint-tickets. The details can be found on the<br />

websites listed under each state’s application information section.<br />


Each state has a separate and different policy for special consideration. Special consideration is<br />

generally reserved for applicants with extenuating circumstances such as dependent children<br />

or a serious illness. Make sure to check their websites for details.


Base salary varies largely across each State and Territory which, separately, sets an Award<br />

establishing the conditions of employment. Junior Medical Officers are paid a base salary, with<br />

additional professional development allowances, overtime, and penalty rates. The amount of<br />

overtime an intern is paid will depend on the hours worked. The approximate starting salaries<br />

in <strong>2021</strong> (including known allowances, and excluding overtime) range between $77,016 to $78,941<br />

per annum for full-time work across Queensland. These figures were obtained from AMA<br />

Queensland <strong>Internship</strong> <strong>Guide</strong>, and figures are subject to variation between states. For a more<br />

comprehensive Australia-wide breakdown of Intern salaries, visit the Australian Government Fair<br />

Work Ombudsman Pay <strong>Guide</strong> at this website.<br />

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As part of the Medical Board of Australia registration renewal, you will need to have a medical<br />

indemnity insurer. The following is a list of medical indemnity insurers for doctors in Australia:<br />

▶ Avant<br />

▶ Medical Indemnity Protection Society Limited (MIPS)<br />

▶ Medical Insurance Group (MIGA)<br />

▶ MDA National (MDAN)<br />


All Australian graduates are eligible to work in New Zealand without having to sit further<br />

examinations. New Zealand intern/ house surgeon positions are offered to doctors by the District<br />

Health Boards (DHB) that administer the hospitals. In general, it is one health board per city, plus<br />

the surrounding province. All of the health boards normally employ doctors under the same<br />

contract, meaning work conditions are comparable across the country. Wages are based on a pay<br />

scale that takes into account the expected working hours. Job offers are allocated to graduates<br />

through a system called ACE (Advanced Choice of Employment), which matches applicants’<br />

preferences to available DHB positions.<br />

For further information visit: https://www.mcnz.org.nz/registration/maintain-or-renewregistration/pgy1pgy2-and-nzrex-training-requirements/<br />

Check out this useful link for further reading:<br />

https://www.medicalboard.gov.au/Registration/Interns/<strong>Guide</strong>lines-resources-tools.aspx<br />




Hello there!<br />

Congratulations on reaching your last year of med school! Next year is a wonderful opportunity<br />

to continue growing as a medical professional and I hope you consider a rural internship as an<br />

opportunity for you to well-and-truly become a member of the team. The rural interns we have<br />

spoken to in the last couple of years as a part of our internships campaign have described the<br />

challenges, diversity, engagement, and reward of their year.<br />

As a rural intern, you’re not just an “intern” - you’re someone who’s meeting the needs of a<br />

community. And this community will soon be yours to call home. I wish you all the best with your<br />

application, internship year and your (hopefully rural!) future.<br />

Warmly,<br />

Jasmine Elliott<br />

Rural Health Chair <strong>2021</strong><br />

AMSA Rural Health Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/yourAMSArural<br />



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I chose to complete my internship at Royal Darwin Hospital (RDH), as I have an interest in<br />

Aboriginal Health, renal medicine, warm weather, and red dirt. The application process was<br />

similar to WA but you can choose to apply for solely RDH and/or Alice Springs Hospital. RDH<br />

has the option to complete a remote rotation, through Nhulunbuy (Gove District Hospital) or<br />

Katherine, and about 50% of interns get to do this. As such the application involves a lot of “Why<br />

Darwin? Why remote medicine? In what ways have you demonstrated commitment to rural<br />

medicine?”.<br />

I was lucky enough to start with a rotation in Nhulunbuy. It is a rural generalist-led remote<br />

hospital with two wards and an ED. We see a lot of skin infections, trauma, chronic diseases, and<br />

respiratory conditions. The staff are supportive and knowledgeable, and as interns we are very<br />

hands on in management; sometimes it’s just us and the consultant on shift.<br />

My mates who have started as interns in Darwin say RDH is a very busy hospital, supportive, but<br />

a tad disorganised- that being the nature of top end medicine in general. The working culture<br />

is laid back and helpful (over the phone I’ve chatted to professors and consultants, and they’ve<br />

always been cheerful in providing advice to the intern!). There’s a lot of work to be done, with<br />

some of the longest ED waiting periods of a tertiary centre in Australia. There is a large Aboriginal<br />

population, with a disproportionately high admission rate in comparison to non-Aboriginal<br />

contemporaries, bringing with it challenges such as language barriers and remote discharge<br />

destinations.<br />

I was provided help in moving up here. This included a place to stay until I could find my own<br />

space. RDH will truck either your car or your goods up for you.<br />

The other interns are either from the Flinders program or new to Darwin, so everyone is in<br />

the same boat and looking for mates. Most who move here enjoy camping, exploring, fishing,<br />

being outdoors, exercise (there’s a big triathlon scene up here), dogs, and pubs... but there’s<br />

plenty of things going on. The markets have a big breakfast Laksa scene, Parkrun is a common<br />

outing, there’s great coffee, and beautiful beaches (crocs included). It is hot and humid at the<br />

moment, work can feel inefficient at times, and it is a small city/town with the expected small<br />

town complexities; but I’m very happy to be here, and content in my choice. This is a generalist<br />

internship with strong interpersonal support and complex medicine, I’d certainly recommend it<br />

to the right person.<br />

Best Wishes,<br />

Dr Tessa O’Kay<br />

Royal Darwin Hospital (PGY1)



This section provides an overview of the options to apply rurally in<br />

Australia in each of the states and territories. For specific information<br />

on the pathways and rural internship availabilities, please refer to the<br />

respective state or territory section of this guide.<br />

TAS<br />

Since 2017, the Department of Health has<br />

provided funding to develop rural primary care<br />

rotations for interns in Tasmania through the<br />

Rural Junior Doctor Training Innovation Fund.<br />

In addition to rotations in medicine, surgery<br />

and emergency medical care, interns will also<br />

have the opportunity to undertake a general<br />

practice term in either the North or North-<br />

West or South of the state (dependent on their<br />

location of their internship). This opportunity<br />

is available to Tasmanian interns who indicate<br />

their interest in doing a GP term.<br />


Tasmanian Health Service<br />

GPO Box 1916<br />

Hobart<br />

Phone: 0448 003 439<br />

Email: medical.recruitment@ths.tas.gov.au<br />

NT<br />

There are no dedicated rural internship<br />

programs in the Northern Territory at this<br />

time, however the Northern Territory has a<br />

strong focus on generalism in their training<br />

programs, with the opportunity for interns to<br />

explore careers in rural and remote settings.<br />

<strong>Internship</strong>s are available at the Royal Darwin<br />

Hospital and Alice Springs Hospital.<br />

There are two intern health services/pathways<br />

that you can apply for - they both have rural<br />

incorporated in them, and depending on the<br />

classification system you look at Alice Springs<br />

+/- Darwin are considered rural/workforce<br />

need:<br />

▶ Top End Health Service – 5 term internship<br />

− Royal Darwin Hospital<br />

− Palmerston Regional Hospital<br />

− Gove District Hospital<br />

− Katherine District Hospital<br />

▶ Central Australia Health Service – 4 term<br />

internship<br />

− Alice Springs Hospital<br />

− Tennant Creek Hospital<br />

For more information, check the Northern<br />

Territory Intern Application <strong>Guide</strong>:<br />

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Northern Territory Department of Health<br />

Phone: (08) 89 9928362<br />

Email: InternsNT.DoH@nt.gov.au<br />

Website: https://health.nt.gov.au/<br />


SA<br />

Applications for the 2022 Queensland Rural<br />

Generalist Pathway (QRGP) opened on 2 nd<br />

March <strong>2021</strong> and closed on 16 th March <strong>2021</strong>.<br />

However, there are rural positions in the general<br />

intern application:<br />

▶ If choosing an “undersubscribed” or<br />

“equal in numbers” first preference,<br />

▶<br />

QLD<br />

you will automatically be allocated<br />

Otherwise, allocation will be as per the<br />

ballot process<br />

If you have a connection to rural QLD and<br />

commitment to practicing rurally, you can<br />

provide documentation to support your<br />

application to a rural hospital.<br />

The QRGP offers graduating medical students<br />

the opportunity to explore a wide variety of<br />

clinical training and develop the advanced skill<br />

set required to support the health needs of<br />

rural communities. The pathway usually takes<br />

5-6 years to complete.<br />

Rural sites available: Cairns, Townsville, Mackay,<br />

Rockhampton, Bundaberg, Hervey Bay,<br />

Ipswich, Toowoomba, Redcliffe, Caboolture,<br />

Logan, Sunshine Coast University Hospital,<br />

Redland, and Mount Isa.<br />


Queensland Rural Generalist Pathway<br />

Darling Downs Hospital and Health Service<br />

PO Box 405<br />

Toowoomba<br />

Phone: 1800 680 291<br />

Email: rural_generalist@health.qld.gov.au<br />

The Rural Intern Pathway was introduced in<br />

South Australia in 2018 to select applicants who<br />

are suitable for, and have a preference towards<br />

working in a rural location. All applicants who<br />

meet the intern application eligibility criteria<br />

and preference a Country Health SA site as<br />

their first preference will be included in the<br />

selection process. Therefore, applications for<br />

this pathway are included in the standard SA<br />

internship application.<br />

Applications open on 4 th May <strong>2021</strong>, and close<br />

on 3 rd June <strong>2021</strong>. Referee reports are due 11 th<br />

June <strong>2021</strong>. Interviews for the 2022 internship<br />

will be held from 28 th June to 2 nd July <strong>2021</strong><br />

(TBC), and rural intern pathway offers will be<br />

released from Monday 12 th July <strong>2021</strong>.<br />

2 internship places – Flinders and Upper North<br />

LHN (Whyalla Hospital – rotations at Port<br />

Augusta and Port Lincoln) and Limestone Coast<br />

LHN (Mt Gambier District Health Services)<br />

▶ 5 in Flinders<br />

▶ 7 in Limestone<br />

Applications for the Rural Intern Pathways<br />

are included in the standard South Australian<br />

application for internship. The only difference<br />

is that they are allocated first.<br />

To be eligible, applicants must:<br />

▶ Preference rural site as FIRST<br />

preference<br />

▶<br />

Answer additional questions within<br />

the standard process (e.g. CV, referees<br />

and SAQs)<br />

The rural stream will then host interviews after<br />

applicants are reviewed by a selection panel.<br />

Further information can be found in the SA<br />

<strong>Internship</strong> Application <strong>Guide</strong>line here: https://<br />

www.samet.org.au/internship/<br />


SA Health South Australia Medical Education<br />

and Training Unit<br />

Telephone: (08) 8226 7391<br />

HealthSAMET@sa.gov.au<br />


NSW<br />

WA<br />



Rural Preferential Recruitment (RPR) Is a<br />

merit based recruitment process for final<br />

year medical students who are interested in<br />

working in a rural setting.<br />



To apply for an RPR position you must:<br />

1. Complete an online application in the<br />

Prevocational Training Application<br />

Program (PTAP) by the closing date.<br />

2. Complete a separate application for each<br />

rural hospital through JMO Career Portal<br />

by the closing date.<br />

3. Preference the Rural hospitals directly<br />

into their JMO Career Portal application<br />

and PTAP application by the closing date.<br />

Offers are made based on the outcome of the<br />

preference matching process.<br />

More information on <strong>2021</strong> internship positions<br />

will be available on the HETI website. Fact<br />

sheets can also be accessed at this website:<br />

https://www.heti.nsw.gov.au/__data/assets/<br />

pdf_file/0011/576461/Fact-Sheet-for-Rural-<br />

Preferential-Recruitment-for-2022-Clinical-<br />

Year.pdf<br />

Interview Schedule for RPR hospitals for <strong>2021</strong><br />

can be found here:<br />

https://www.heti.nsw.gov.au/about-heti<br />


Website: https://www.heti.nsw.gov.au/<br />

Email: HETI-<strong>Internship</strong>@health.nsw.gov.au<br />

Phone: (02) 9844 6562<br />

In 2022 there will be intern positions available<br />

through WA Country Health Service (WACHS)<br />

at Albany Health Campus, Bunbury Hospital,<br />

and Broome Hospital.<br />

The application process for these positions<br />

requires selecting WACHS as the Primary<br />

Employing Health Service (PEHS) when<br />

submitting an application through the<br />

PMCWA centralised recruitment process. See<br />

WACHS section for further information.<br />

Rural options for metropolitan-based interns<br />

also remain available with interns being able<br />

to rotate to a rural hospital from Fiona Stanley<br />

Hospital, Royal Perth Hospital, or Sir Charles<br />

Gairdner Hospital.<br />

Two pathways are available (in addition to<br />

standard application process):<br />

1. Complete full term rural hospital internship<br />

▶ Select WA Country Health Service<br />

(WACHS) as preferred employer in<br />

process<br />

▶ Statement of rural interest<br />

▶ Rank of locations: Albany, Bunbury<br />

2. Rural secondments<br />

▶ 1+ term in a rural location<br />

▶ Albany, Bunbury, Broome, Geraldton,<br />

Hedland, Kalgoorlie<br />

▶<br />

▶<br />

Indicate preference for 1+ rotation<br />

Rank rural sites and write statement<br />

RE interest in rural rotations<br />


WACHS Medical Education Unit<br />

Email: MEU@health.wa.gov.au<br />

Phone: (08) 6553 0856<br />

Website: http://www.wacountry.health.wa.gov.<br />

au/meu and http://www.wacountry.health.<br />

wa.gov.au/index.php?id=677<br />

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MEU.<br />

WACHS/<br />


VIC<br />

The VRGP is a statewide end-to-end Rural<br />

Generalist training program that allows the<br />

future rural generalist workforce to train, work<br />

and live in rural and regional Victoria.<br />

Trainees will gain access to training positions<br />

across a variety of clinical settings, both<br />

hospital-based and community based, to<br />

provide a rich clinical training experience that<br />

demonstrates the variety of rural generalist<br />

career options in Victoria.<br />

The VRGP training positions align with the<br />

existing junior medical officer positions<br />

and general practice training programs. All<br />

program participants must demonstrate rural<br />

career intentions and be enrolled in, intending<br />

to or in the process of enrolling in general<br />

practice training.<br />

The Victorian Rural Generalist Program<br />

regions offered in 2022:<br />

▶ Barwon South West Region - South<br />

West Healthcare Warrnambool Rural<br />

Community <strong>Internship</strong> program (10<br />

positions)<br />

▶ Grampians Region - Grampians Rural<br />

Community <strong>Internship</strong> program (8<br />

positions)<br />

▶ Loddon-Mallee - Echuca Rural<br />

Community Intern Training program<br />

(5 positions)<br />

▶ Hume Region - Murray to the<br />

Mountains (M2M) intern training<br />

program (15 positions)<br />

▶ Gippsland Region - Rural Generalist<br />

<strong>Internship</strong> Gippsland (7 positions)<br />

For further information on the Victorian Rural<br />

Generalist Program, please visit: https://www.<br />

vicruralgeneralist.com.au<br />

There are also a number of other health<br />

services in rural and regional Victoria that<br />

employ interns.<br />

The year PMCV is introducing some changes<br />

to the Victorian Intern Match. Medical<br />

graduates are eligible to apply through the<br />

Victorian Rural Preferential Allocation process<br />

and selection is based on merit. The Victorian<br />

Rural Preferential Allocation match is a parallel<br />

first-round match for students with a strong<br />

rural interest. All rural health services submit<br />

internship positions into the match, and<br />

Victorian Rural Generalist Program (VRGP)<br />

places will only be available through the VRPA.<br />

Students successful in obtaining a Victorian<br />

Rural Generalist intern position are generally<br />

allocated to the training region for 12 months.<br />

Students interested in the program can apply<br />

through the PMCV Allocation and Placement<br />

Service website (register for the Victorian Intern<br />

Match and indicate that you wish to be part<br />

of the Victorian Rural Preferential Allocation<br />

round).<br />

VRPA Priority Group 1:<br />

Graduates from a Victorian medical schools<br />

holding Australian citizenship or permanent<br />

residency or New Zealand citizenship, including<br />

domestic full fee paying and Commonwealth<br />

Supported Place students.<br />

VRPA Priority Group 2:<br />

▶ Australian temporary resident graduates<br />

of Victorian medical schools and Interstate<br />

Special Consideration candidates (approved<br />

by PMCV<br />

▶ Australian permanent resident graduates<br />

of interstate universities who meet the<br />

following criteria:<br />

− Completed their Year 12 schooling in<br />

Victoria; OR<br />

− Graduates of the University of New<br />

South Wales who have undertaken<br />

their last two years of clinical<br />

placement at Albury Wodonga<br />

Health clinical school<br />

Additionally, some final year medical students<br />

may be eligible to apply for the Victorian Rural<br />

Medical Scholarship (VRMS) scheme that offers<br />

substantial financial support to graduating<br />

medical students wishing to work in rural and<br />

regional Victoria. Successful applicants must<br />

commit two years to working in rural/regional<br />

Victoria. More information can be found at:<br />

https://vicknowledgebank.net.au/vrms/<br />


Postgraduate Medical Council of Victoria<br />

Level 8, 533 Little Lonsdale Street<br />

Melbourne<br />

Phone: (03) 9670 1066<br />

Email: allocations@pmcv.com.au<br />




To our dearest international students,<br />

A huge congratulations on approaching the final year of your medical degree. It has been a<br />

tumultuous journey but we are finally here now! As we approach graduation, there will be<br />

numerous changes and challenges over the year to prepare us for internship. Graduating<br />

medicine is a huge accomplishment, but before we can truly celebrate, we must secure the<br />

next steps in our progression. The following pages contain the best advice we could muster to<br />

help you secure internships. As international students, be prepared to take internships wherever<br />

possible. It is only one year, but this year is absolutely required to set up the rest of your training.<br />

I wish you the very best of luck with internship, medicine and the future of your career as a soonto-be<br />

doctor.<br />

Sincerely,<br />

Julia Liew<br />

ISN Chair <strong>2021</strong><br />

<strong>2021</strong> Graduating International Students Facebook Group:<br />

https://www.facebook.com/groups/269431634640702/<br />

AMSA International Students Network:<br />

https://www.facebook.com/groups/ISN.AMSA/<br />

AMSA ISN: Medsoc International Reps:<br />

https://www.facebook.com/groups/amsaisnmedsocinternationalreps/<br />

*Private group only for International Reps.<br />


ISN advises all candidates to apply broadly by filling up all available slots in their application<br />

form.<br />

▶ Candidates should also apply interstate and the JDTP program to maximise their chance.<br />

▶ Candidates should ensure that their CV has been prepared well to give them the best chance<br />

at earning an internship position.<br />

▶ Seek help from a career advisor or your university’s dedicated careers service for your CV and<br />

cover letters.<br />

▶ We encourage all candidates to ensure they meet the English language requirements<br />

and sit the required English tests in a timely manner.<br />

ISN provides support for final year medical students in this stressful<br />

application period. Join the “<strong>2021</strong> Graduating International<br />

Students” Facebook group to stay updated. ISN is<br />

also publishing its own <strong>Internship</strong> <strong>Guide</strong><br />

specifically catered for international<br />

students. Please refer to<br />

the guide for<br />

m o r e<br />


VISA<br />



Below is a summary of the temporary visa options for international students, and a comparison of<br />

their eligibility criteria, their processing time, and visa length. Ideally, subclass 485 is the simplest<br />

option which does not require any sponsorship from employers/hospitals.<br />

Types of visa Subclass 485 Subclass 482 Subclass 407<br />

Eligibility<br />

Processing<br />

time<br />

Graduate Work Stream (first<br />

student visa granted before 5<br />

November 2011)<br />

Post-Study Work Stream (first<br />

student granted on or after 5<br />

November 2011)<br />

Graduate Work Stream:<br />

75% of applications: 4 months<br />

90% of applications: 4 months<br />

Post-study Work Stream:<br />

75% of applications: 71 days<br />

90% of applications: 4 months<br />

Temporary Skill Shortage<br />

Visa<br />

Employer sponsorship<br />

needed<br />

75% of applications: 35<br />

days<br />

90% of applications: 69<br />

days<br />

Length of<br />

visa<br />

18 months – Graduate Work Most cases 2 years<br />

2 years – Post-Study<br />

Cost From AUD1,650 Short term: AUD1,265<br />

Training Visa<br />

Employer sponsorship<br />

needed<br />

75% of applications: 86<br />

days<br />

90% of applications: 4<br />

months<br />

Up to 2 years<br />

From AUD310<br />

Medium term: AUD2,645<br />

Note<br />

▶<br />

▶<br />

▶<br />

▶<br />

Organise health exams<br />

early<br />

Must apply onshore within<br />

the first 6 months of course<br />

completion<br />

For Graduate Work<br />

Stream, must apply for<br />

skills assessment with<br />

Medical Board of Australia<br />

– Provisional Registration is<br />

sufficient<br />

For Post-Study Work<br />

Stream, must nominate<br />

the occupation Medical<br />

Practitioners NEC [253999]<br />

▶<br />

▶<br />

Check with hospital for<br />

sponsor nomination.<br />

In limited situations,<br />

2 years of clinical<br />

placement have<br />

been recognised at<br />

post-qualifications<br />

experience<br />

Nominate the<br />

occupation Resident<br />

Medical Officer [253112]<br />

▶<br />

▶<br />

Make sure your<br />

sponsoring<br />

organisation has<br />

been approved or has<br />

applied to become a<br />

sponsor<br />

Your sponsor must<br />

have submitted a<br />

nomination application<br />

Further<br />

Information<br />

https://immi.homeaffairs.<br />

gov.au/visas/getting-a-visa/<br />

visa-listing/temporarygraduate-485<br />

https://immi.homeaffairs.<br />

gov.au/visas/gettinga-visa/visa-listing/<br />

temporary-skillshortage-482<br />

https://immi.homeaffairs.<br />

gov.au/visas/gettinga-visa/visa-listing/<br />

training-407<br />



Following completion of internship, students are eligible to apply for general registration and<br />

PR under the occupation Medical Practitioners NEC [253999]. Below are the common pathways<br />

that previous year students used and successfully gained PR.<br />

Types of Visa Subclass 189 Subclass 190<br />

Eligibility<br />

Processing time<br />

Point Tested Stream Must nominate<br />

the occupation Medical Practitioners<br />

NEC [253999]<br />

75% of applications: 13 months<br />

90% of applications: 13 months<br />

Length of visa Permanently Permanently<br />

Skilled Nominated visa Must<br />

nominate the occupation Medical<br />

Practitioners NEC [253999]<br />

75% of applications: 9 months<br />

90% of applications: 14 months<br />

Cost From AUD4,045 From AUD4,045<br />

Note<br />

Further<br />

Information<br />

Points calculator<br />

Improve your<br />

points<br />

Very competitive – applicants need<br />

high points to be invited to apply for<br />

Visa 189<br />

https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/<br />

visas/getting-a-visa/visa-listing/<br />

skilled-independent-189<br />

▶ Less competitive than Visa 189<br />

▶ State specific which usually favors<br />

applicants who are already living<br />

and working in that state<br />

▶ Requires that the state you are<br />

planning to work in has a skills<br />

shortage for “Medical practitioner<br />

NEC” – Check here for updated<br />

lists: https://immi.homeaffairs.<br />

gov.au/visas/getting-a-visa/<br />

visa-listing/skilled-nominated-<br />

190#Eligibility<br />

▶ After granted, applicants are<br />

usually required to live, study and<br />

work in that state for 2 years<br />

https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/<br />

visas/getting-a-visa/visa-listing/<br />

skilled-nominated-190<br />

Points are calculated based on various factors such as age, qualifications,<br />

English level etc.<br />

Calculate your points here:<br />

https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/help-support/departmental-forms/<br />

online-forms/points/calculator<br />

▶<br />

▶<br />

▶<br />

▶<br />

▶<br />

Maximise scores in IELTS, PTE or any recognized English tests<br />

Taking the Credentialed Community Language (CCL) Test if bi- or<br />

multilingual. Check here for more information: https://www.naati.com.<br />

au/other-information/ccl-testing/<br />

Graduating from a rural university<br />

Having a Master in research or PhD<br />

<strong>Internship</strong> year is counted as 1 year work experience which gives extra<br />

points<br />

Disclaimer: The above information was taken from the Department of Home Affairs website. Please use this as a guide.<br />

For more detailed information, either contact a registered immigration agent or visit the websites using the links.<br />



This is a summary of types of visa at different stages in your medical career. This should only be<br />

used as a rough guide on possible visa application pathways as each application varies due to<br />

different circumstances.<br />





482/485 Visa<br />

You are exempt from proving your English requirements if you:<br />

(a) Hold a passport from a recognised country (Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Republic of<br />

Ireland, United Kingdom, United States of America); or<br />

(b) Have completed at least 5 years of full-time study in at least a secondary level institution<br />

and where most classes were in English.<br />

Alternatively, you will need to obtain an acceptable grade within 3 years of the visa application<br />

in an English language test, AHPRA registration requires the test to be conducted within<br />

2 year. See more here: https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/visas/getting-a-visa/visa-listing/<br />

temporary-skill-shortage-482/sufficient-english<br />

407 Visa<br />

Applicants are required to have Functional English. Read more about this here: https://immi.<br />

homeaffairs.gov.au/help-support/meeting-our-requirements/english-language/functionalenglish<br />

Subclass 189/190 Visa<br />

Requires “English competency.” You are a citizen of and hold a valid passport issued by the<br />

United Kingdom, the United States of America, Canada, New Zealand or the Republic of Ireland,<br />

with your application; or you have obtained an English language test results. You can get extra<br />

points if you achieve a high score on the language tests.<br />


English language proficiency (link here for a PDF of the requirements:<br />

https://www.medicalboard.gov.au/documents/default.<br />

aspx?record=WD15%2f16888&dbid=AP&chksum=Qt6fclXbe4YXYTcrrq%2fUjg%3d%3d) - there<br />

are a lot of exceptions/ exemptions, so check which category you fall into. Students should take<br />

English tests as soon as possible.<br />

To summarise, you need to:<br />

1. Have completed primary, secondary and tertiary education in a recognised country<br />

(Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Republic of Ireland, South Africa, United Kingdom, or<br />

United States of America); or<br />

2. Completed 2 years of secondary + tertiary education in a recognised country; or<br />

3. Completed 6 years of continuous study in a recognised country; or<br />

4. Received a minimum score in an English proficiency exam:<br />

▶ With the exam having been completed within the last 2 years or<br />

▶ “More than two years before the date you lodge your application for registration if, in the<br />

period since the test result was obtained, you:<br />

− have been continuously enrolled in a Board-approved program of study (which<br />

commenced within 12 months of the date of the test) and undertook subjects in each<br />

semester, with no break from study apart from the education provider’s scheduled<br />

holidays<br />

− lodge your application for registration within 12 months of completing the Board<br />

approved program of study (i.e. med school in Australia)<br />




State<br />

Priority category<br />

for FGAMS from<br />

same state<br />

Priority category<br />

for interstate<br />

FGAMS<br />

Application details<br />

ACT Category 4 Category 5 Website: https://www.health.act.gov.au/careers/<br />

medica-officers<br />

NSW Category 4 Category 5 Applications lodged online through the<br />

Prevocational Training Application Program<br />

(PTAP)<br />

https://www.heti.nsw.gov.au/education-andtraining/courses-and-programs/medicalgraduate-recruitment<br />

NT Category F Category F Go to https://jobs.nt.gov.au/Home/<br />

Search for “Intern”<br />

QLD Group B Group C Applications are submitted via online application<br />

portal on the Queensland Health website:<br />

https://www.health.qld.gov.au/employment/<br />

work-for-us/clinical/medical/recruitment/intern<br />

SA Category 3 Category 4 <strong>Internship</strong> in SA Job Pack<br />

https://www.samet.org.au/wp-content/<br />

uploads/2019/04/2019-Intern-Job-Pack.pdf<br />

TAS Priority 2 Priority 4<br />

VIC Priority 2 Priority 3 Applications must be lodged through the PMCV<br />

website<br />

https://computermatching.pmcv.com.au/public/<br />

matches/intern.cfm<br />

WA N/A N/A Applications need to be placed from MedJobsWA<br />

https://www.pmcwa.org.au/recruitment/<br />

internship/<br />



State Priority category for FGAMS from same state Priority category for interstate FGAMS<br />

ACT Category 4:<br />

First Round Offer Not Guaranteed if Graduates<br />

of the Australian National University Medical<br />

School.<br />

NSW Priority 4:<br />

Medical graduates of NSW universities who<br />

are not Australian/New Zealand citizens or<br />

Australian permanent residents and who hold<br />

a visa that allows them to work or are able to<br />

obtain a visa to work.<br />

NT Category F:<br />

International applicants on a student visa, now<br />

an Australian medical graduate who have:<br />

▶ Previous experience working/studying in<br />

NT (JCU/Flinders/Other university student<br />

▶<br />

placements)<br />

Previous experience in a rural, remote<br />

and Indigenous health location/s (e.g.<br />

Aboriginal Medical Services, Rural Clinical<br />

Schools, involvement in Rural Student<br />

Clubs and those applicants who come<br />

from rural, and remote locations).<br />

QLD Group B:<br />

Medical graduates of Australian (interstate) or<br />

New Zealand universities who are<br />

▶ Australian/New Zealand citizens or<br />

Australian permanent residents; or<br />

▶ Medical graduates of Queensland<br />

universities who are Australian/New<br />

Zealand citizens or Australian permanent<br />

residents who do not meet the criteria<br />

outlined in Group A.<br />

SA Category 3:<br />

Australian Temporary Residents and New<br />

Zealand Permanent Residents<br />

▶ 3.1: Medical Students from a South<br />

Australian University.<br />

TAS Priority 2:<br />

Australian temporary resident Tasmaniantrained<br />

full-fee paying medical graduates.<br />

Category 5:<br />

First Round Offer Not Guaranteed Graduates of<br />

other Australian Universities.<br />

Priority 5:<br />

Medical graduates of interstate or New Zealand<br />

universities who are not Australian/New Zealand<br />

citizens or Australian permanent residents and<br />

who hold a visa that allows them to work or are<br />

able to obtain a visa to work in Australia.<br />

Category F:<br />

International applicants on a student visa, now<br />

an Australian medical graduate who have:<br />

▶<br />

▶<br />

Previous experience working/studying in<br />

NT (JCU/Flinders/Other university student<br />

placements)<br />

Previous experience in a rural, remote and<br />

Indigenous health location/s (e.g. Aboriginal<br />

Medical Services, Rural Clinical Schools,<br />

involvement in Rural Student Clubs and<br />

those applicants who come from rural, and<br />

remote locations).<br />

Group C:<br />

Medical graduates of Australian (Queensland<br />

or interstate) or New Zealand universities who<br />

are NOT Australian / New Zealand citizens or<br />

Australian permanent residents who:<br />

▶ currently hold a visa that allows them to work<br />

in Australia; or<br />

▶ will need to obtain a visa to work in Australia.<br />

Category 4:<br />

Australian Temporary Residents and New<br />

Zealand Permanent Residents<br />

▶ 4.1: Medical graduates from an interstate or<br />

New Zealand University.<br />

Priority 4:<br />

Australian temporary resident interstate-trained<br />

full-fee paying medical graduates.<br />

VIC Priority 2:<br />

Priority 3:<br />

▶ Australian temporary resident graduates<br />

(i.e. international students) of Victorian<br />

medical schools.<br />

Australian permanent resident graduates of<br />

interstate or New Zealand universities (including<br />

previous residents of Victoria);<br />

▶ Australian temporary resident graduates of<br />

interstate universities;<br />

▶ New Zealand temporary resident graduates<br />

of New Zealand universities; and<br />

▶ Graduates from an overseas campus of<br />

an Australian/New Zealand University<br />

accredited by the Australian Medical Council<br />

(e.g. Monash University – Sunway Campus,<br />

Malaysia)<br />

WA<br />

All interns are employed by a Primary Employing Health Service (PEHS).<br />



The Junior Doctor Training Program — Private Hospital Stream (JDTP), previously known as<br />

the Commonwealth Medical <strong>Internship</strong> (CMI), is a federally funded initiative for international<br />

students who have completed their entire medical education in Australian universities. It<br />

supports PGY1-3 placements for medical graduates in private hospitals across Australia, with all<br />

doctors completing at least one rural rotation.<br />


Private Hospitals funded to deliver the Private Hospital Stream from 2020-2022 are:<br />

▶ Mater Health Services North Queensland (delivering PGY1 places)<br />

▶ Mercy Health and Aged Care Central QLD - Friendly Society Hospital, Bundaberg; Mater<br />

Private Hospital, Bundaberg; Bundaberg Base Hospital, Bundaberg; Mackay Base Hospital,<br />

Mackay; Mater Misericordiae Hospital, Mackay (delivering PGY1, PGY2 and PGY3 places)<br />

▶ MQ Health (Macquarie University Hospital) (delivering PGY1 places)<br />

▶ St John of God Ballarat Hospital – Grampians Intern Training Program (delivering PGY1 places)<br />

▶ Mater Hospital Sydney (delivering PGY1 places)<br />

▶ St Vincent’s Private Hospital Sydney (delivering PGY1 places)<br />

▶ Ramsay Health Care WA (Joondalup) (delivering PGY1, PGY2 and PGY3 places)<br />

▶ Greenslopes Private Hospital (delivering PGY1, PGY2 and PGY3 places)<br />

▶ Calvary Health Care Riverina (delivering PGY2 places)<br />


Under the PHS, participating private hospitals must prioritise eligible international full fee<br />

paying medical graduates from onshore Australian medical schools (referred to as ‘Priority One’<br />

category).<br />

Should the PHS places not be filled with applicants from the Priority One category, private<br />

hospitals may recruit eligible applicants with provisional registration (referred to as ‘Priority Two’<br />

category).<br />


Will be allocated to onshore Australian-trained final year medical students who are eligible for an<br />

internship under the PHS. Final year medical students must meet all of the following eligibility<br />

criteria to be considered:<br />

▶ Be a full-fee paying international student completing their medical degree during the<br />

current calendar year from an onshore medical school in Australia, having completed all of<br />

their medical degree in Australia (short-term elective rotations completed offshore will not<br />

exclude applicants provided rotations have university approval)<br />

▶ Met the Medical Board of Australia (MBA)<br />

▶ English language proficiency requirements for registration purposes (provisional registration<br />

as a medical practitioner cannot be obtained without meeting this standard)<br />

▶<br />

▶<br />



Not an Australian Citizen<br />

Commit to obtaining an appropriate visa to work in Australia during the internship year (refer<br />

to the Department of Home Affairs website for details https://www.homeaffairs.gov.au/).<br />



Will be considered when the list of Priority One applicants is exhausted and there are vacant PHS<br />

internship positions available. Priority Two applicants must meet all of the following eligibility<br />

criteria to be considered:<br />

▶<br />

▶<br />

▶<br />

Have met MBA provisional registration requirements as a medical practitioner<br />

Have met the MBA English language proficiency requirements for registration purposes<br />

(provisional registration as a medical practitioner cannot be obtained without meeting this<br />

standard)<br />

Commit to obtaining an appropriate visa to work in Australia during the internship year (refer<br />

to the Department of Home Affairs website for details https://www.homeaffairs.gov.au/)<br />

For more information, please refer to http://www.health.gov.au/internet/main/publishing.nsf/<br />

Content/work-junior-doctor-training-program- private-hospital-stream<br />

Further enquiries should be directed to the PHS<strong>2021</strong>@health.gov.au inbox.<br />


1. Rotation requirements by the board for interns remain the same<br />

2. The board will accept the following supervised clinical experience for general registration:<br />

▶ At least 40 weeks full-time equivalent service (a reduction of 7 weeks to allow for isolation/<br />

sick leave etc.)<br />

▶ The clinical experience can take place in accredited and non-accredited positions<br />

▶ The requirement for the usual rotations of medicine, surgery and emergency medical<br />

care are waived. The Board will accept clinical experience in any supervised rotations.<br />

▶ Health services that employ interns must continue to supervise them and provide them,<br />

as much as possible, with meaningful educational clinical experiences and teaching, as<br />

well as support during what will be a challenging and difficult time.<br />

3. For the purpose of granting general registration at the end of the intern year, the Board<br />

will accept a report from the Director of Medical Services, Director of Training or another<br />

person authorised to sign off intern reports which confirms that each intern has performed<br />

satisfactorily during the intern year.<br />

The Board recognises that much education is likely to be ‘on the job’ and that this pandemic will<br />

expose interns to unique clinical experiences.<br />

However, if the time or experience missed is more substantial, and would not provide the relevant<br />

breadth of experience or enable learning outcomes to be met, then there may be a need for the<br />

intern to complete more clinical experience once the COVID-19 pandemic is less acute.<br />














GET BETTER).<br />



TIME OF COVID-19<br />

The full impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on 2022 <strong>Internship</strong> applications remains unclear at this<br />

early stage. In this section, you will find a summary of what we know at the time of publication<br />

in early April <strong>2021</strong>.<br />

▶<br />

▶<br />

▶<br />

▶<br />

▶<br />

▶<br />

AMA and all state AMAs are committed to advocating for all doctors in training, regarding<br />

both the safety and wellbeing of Doctors In Training (DIT), and also their continuing<br />

medical education.<br />

However it must be accepted that COVID-19 is a huge disruption to business as usual,<br />

and interns and other medical professionals have already experienced much change to<br />

the usual course of junior medical officer training so far.<br />

JMOs are being asked to step up into roles, and their ‘scope of practice’ is often extended.<br />

The AMA asserts that trainees must ALWAYS be provided with adequate induction and<br />

supervision when undertaking new roles.<br />

The AMA demands adequate PPE be provided for all medical staff and no staff member<br />

should feel concerned about being forced to perform clinical duties without adequate<br />

protection. Additionally, AMA asserts that even at this time (indeed, especially at this<br />

time) the right of healthcare workers to be looked after emotionally, to be protected in<br />

taking sick and quarantine leave, and to not have to work dangerously fatigued must be<br />

ensured.<br />

AMA advocates that at this time all trainee exams should be postponed, but when a<br />

new date is able to be set after the crisis dies down there must also be plenty of warning<br />

provided to applicants so as to ensure proper time to prepare.<br />

Many interns and final year medical students will have had their rotations and clinical<br />

experiences affected by COVID-19, and the AMA asks that the relevant accreditation<br />

bodies take this into consideration when deciding on requirements for students and<br />

JMOs to progress through their training. This flexible approach should also be taken<br />

when considering admittance into various training programs.<br />

Source: AMA. <strong>2021</strong>. AMA advocacy to support doctors in training during the COVID-19 response. [online] Available at:<br />

[Accessed 25 March<br />

<strong>2021</strong>].<br />



VIC<br />

Post Medical Council Victoria (PMCV) are reviewing the application process for 2022 Victorian<br />

intern positions to minimise the burden on clinicians and health services during this time. Please<br />

do not prepare any application material, including references from consultants, until further<br />

notice, as the required information and the format of applications may be different to previous<br />

years’. Information will be distributed to students as soon as it is available.<br />

Source: Pmcv.com.au. <strong>2021</strong>. [online] Available at: [Accessed 25 March <strong>2021</strong>].<br />

NSW<br />

The NSW application process requires certification of the authenticity of application documents<br />

by a Justice of the Peace within the last 12 months. You can find a registered Justice of Peace in<br />

NSW here https://www.jp.nsw.gov.au/Pages/justices-of-the-peace/jp-public-register.aspx.<br />

SA<br />

Details remain unconfirmed at this time but the Postgraduate Medical Council will likely follow<br />

the advice of AHPRA.<br />

WA<br />

The information displayed here is from the latest PMCWA guide published in 2020.<br />

▶ If you are unable to book or sit an English language test before intern applications close (4 June,<br />

4pm AWST) due to delays at exam centres from COVID-19, please ensure you state this within<br />

your Cover Letter. You must also upload a word document stating the following statement<br />

when prompted to attach your English Language Competency to your online application: “I<br />

have not been able to book or sit an English language test due to disruption to availability<br />

of these tests due to COVID-19. I understand that it is a requirement to demonstrate English<br />

language proficiency to apply for registration with AHPRA and commence my internship. It<br />

is my responsibility to remain updated on further information as it is published by AHPRA.<br />

Signed (your name)”. Please note, you will be required to select which test you anticipate<br />

completing via the drop down menu in order to attach a document with the above statement.<br />

▶ Due to the increased workload related to COVID-19 at sites and the potential unavailability<br />

of clinical referees, we are providing <strong>2021</strong> WA intern applicants a choice. If you have not yet<br />

identified a referee, you are able to input ‘TBA’ in the referee section of your application and<br />

a referee can be requested later – applicants will not be disadvantaged. Further information<br />

can be found under the ‘Referees’ section of this guide.<br />

Source: Pmcwa.org.au.<strong>2021</strong> .[online] Available at: [Accessed 25 March <strong>2021</strong>].<br />





▶ ACT New Graduate<br />

Perspective<br />

▶ ACT Overview<br />

▶ Canberra Health<br />

Services<br />


ACT AMA<br />


A powerful voice for the medical profession<br />

Congratulations on taking the next step along your professional pathway! This is an exciting<br />

time, having graduated medical school and now standing at the threshold of your new career<br />

in medicine. It will be a very different one from dinosaurs like me and even those who started a<br />

decade before you. Changes in technology, communication, society, public health, and the way<br />

we deal with each other abound. And that’s even before we consider tiny scary little pathogens<br />

that change the world in a heartbeat.<br />

Two things have not changed at all since I graduated in the late Cretaceous. Firstly, the sense of<br />

apprehension, excitement, pride, anxiety, and open-eyed wonder is just the same. Secondly, the<br />

AMA will be here always – it is your family from day one as a med student till many years after<br />

retirement. I love that sense of belonging, of safety and shared adventure, of helping people in a<br />

one-on-one context as we go along together and stop our friends faltering and falling.<br />

And I love the big picture too – as I type this today I’ve been incredibly privileged to discuss<br />

vaccination policy with ministers and media on behalf of thousands of our members, having<br />

already consulted hundreds on them individually on what they think. All while sitting in my<br />

office seeing patients. All of this is available to you. Whether it’s helping individual colleagues, or<br />

painting broad big picture policy, or - quite understandably – keeping your head down, surviving<br />

the education tsunami of those early clinical years – you know you have a friend in YOUR AMA.<br />

Please feel free to utilise the many resources that are available to you. AMA offers significant<br />

support to Doctors-in-Training (DITs), at both an individual and collective level.<br />

What can your local AMA do for YOU?<br />

Our Workplace Relations Team provides comprehensive support to assist DITs with individual<br />

workplace matters. Our experienced advisors can provide advice and assistance with your<br />

workplace issues including rates of pay, overtime, rostering, bullying and harassment and<br />

workplace investigations.<br />

We also offer assistance, advice and events designed to help you with career information and<br />

support as you go about your early years of clinical training. These include CV and cover letter<br />

development, interview preparation, seminars on workplace issues such as burnout and informal<br />

coffee mornings. You can also catch up on events through our DIT WhatsApp group.<br />

What can your local AMA do for DITs and the profession?<br />

As one of the most powerful voices in medico-politics, we have a long track record of effective<br />

advocacy. We work just as hard on the community as we do our members, and are a voice<br />

of reason and compassion and common sense to government on every key health and social<br />

issue. In recent years we’ve worked hard on representing the views of our members on climate<br />

change, refugee policy, LQBQTI+ policy, incarceration of minors, voluntary assisted dying,<br />

decriminalisation policy of some drugs, the key issue of indigenous medicine and a host of other<br />

vital aspects of our shared community, and continue to do so every day through our various<br />

committees.<br />


We will always be much more than just an organisation narrowly focused on the interests of its<br />

members to the exclusion of broader concerns for all Australians. The AMA supports DITs through<br />

advocacy on a broad range of issues, including gender equity, vocational training requirements,<br />

training pipeline issues, and much, much more.<br />

As a DIT, it’s easy to feel like you don’t have the power to make change, however these are the<br />

types of wins that are possible by being involved in AMA. By joining AMA, you not only gain access<br />

to a wide range of individual support services, but you are also contributing to the improvement<br />

of working conditions for you and your colleagues. And this directly improves outcomes for all<br />

Australians.<br />

Best Wishes,<br />

Dr Antonio Di Dio<br />

President AMA ACT<br />




First up, congrats on getting to this point in the journey! Although<br />

you’ve spent so much time seeing your friends and colleagues above you<br />

complete this challenge, finishing medical school is truly an achievement<br />

that you should be proud of. I can assure you that while the next challenge<br />

ahead will no doubt be more difficult in nature, it will be even more rewarding and<br />

fill you with great satisfaction and joy.<br />

With respect to an internship in Canberra you will be working for Canberra Health Services<br />

and this means that you could end up at Calvary Public Hospital, The Canberra Hospital,<br />

Goulburn Base hospital or potentially apply for a year-long internship in Bega. You will<br />

be joining an intern cohort that consists of many ANU students and whilst I see that<br />

as very lucky, it may also feel somewhat daunting. The intern cohort is incredibly friendly<br />

and welcoming.<br />

Beginning my journey as an intern in Canberra has been incredibly satisfying and the availability<br />

of support staff made the transition quite smooth. I feel that there is a welcoming and supportive<br />

culture amongst the junior doctors. I have never faced a difficult clinical situation on my own<br />

and there has always been a wealth of knowledge and guidance from not only consultants, but<br />

also my fellow interns or residents who were willing to take extra time to aid my learning and<br />

safeguard any decisions made.<br />

Choosing to apply for an internship in the ACT gives you the opportunity to expose yourself to<br />

a variety of clinical situations, whether it be discovering your love for a particular specialty in a<br />

major tertiary hospital, gaining valuable experience with more responsibility in a rural hospital<br />

or exposing yourself to a variety of career focusses outside of medicine in terms of education,<br />

political and social advocacy.<br />

Canberra as a city has a great deal to offer. You are a part of a vibrant, socially progressive and<br />

relatively young population and there’s almost no traffic to speak of. There are also a number of<br />

great coffee locations, restaurants, bars and sporting events to even satisfy this ex-Melbournian.<br />

If you drive for approximately 20 minutes, you can be out hiking, riding bikes or even swimming<br />

in nature. You’re also less than 2 hours from the snow (Jindabyne) or beach (Bateman’s Bay).<br />

Couple that with your new salary and weekends are sorted!<br />

In the end, this decision shouldn’t be made lightly, however there are many great places for you<br />

to complete your internship. Professionally, you’ll be well supported and have the opportunity to<br />

satisfy many of your clinical desires. Socially, you’ll have plenty to do and awesome people to do<br />

it with. Be open to moving somewhere new and apply to as many places as you can.<br />

All the best with the final stages of your journey, you’ve got this!<br />

Dr Dane Lyons<br />

Completed <strong>Internship</strong> at Canberra Hospital (PGY1)<br />

Is currently in PGY2 at Wollongong Hospital<br />



Canberra is a great place to actively pursue<br />

your dreams. As Australia’s capital, big ideas<br />

emerge, circulate and grow in Canberra thanks<br />

to unique links between leading thinkers in<br />

business, government, education and research.<br />

With a population of over 400 000 people,<br />

Canberra and the greater ACT region offers all<br />

the excitement and advantages of city living<br />

without the traffic, pollution and stress of larger<br />

cities, making it an extremely desirable place<br />

to live. Here interns and residents can enjoy<br />

world-class festivals, facilities, entertainment,<br />

outdoor pursuits, dining, shopping and a<br />

calendar overflowing with cultural, sporting<br />

and youth-specific events.<br />

Canberra is a carefully planned city, so getting<br />

around is easy with most things being within<br />

a 20-minute drive. More than 2,400 kilometres<br />

of dedicated bicycle tracks, trails and lanes<br />

connect each of the major CBD areas in the city.<br />

In addition, the ACT’s public transport system,<br />

ACTION, is a fast and reliable bus service.<br />

Canberra is also a safe city, with one of the<br />

lowest crime rates of any major Australian city,<br />

and an inclusive and welcoming community.<br />

Finally, careers at ACT Health recognise and<br />

reward skill and experience, with progression<br />

through clinical, research, education and<br />

management pathways at all levels.<br />


Category 1<br />

Guaranteed First Round Offer<br />

CSP Graduates of the Australian National<br />

University medical school<br />

Category 2<br />

Guaranteed First Round Offer (capped at SIX)<br />

Domestic CSP Graduates of NSW Universities.<br />

Category 3<br />

First Round Offer Not Guaranteed<br />

Graduates of other Australian Universities who<br />

completed Year 12 studies in the ACT.<br />

Category 4<br />

First Round Offer Not Guaranteed<br />

IFF Graduates of the Australian National<br />

University medical school<br />

other Australian Universities<br />

Category 5<br />

First Round Offer Not Guaranteed<br />

Graduates of other Australian Universities<br />

Category 6<br />

First Round Offer Not Guaranteed<br />

Graduates of Australian University campuses<br />

outside of Australia accredited by the Australian<br />

Medical Council.<br />


Applications open on TBA and close on TBA<br />


More information and instructions on the<br />

internship application process will be available<br />

on the ACT Health website closer to the<br />

application date.<br />



35<br />

95<br />


*6 of these are guaranteed to NSW students.<br />


Canberra Hospital, Calvary Public Hospital, Goulburn Base Hospital, South East Regional Hospital<br />

(Bega)<br />


General Medicine, General Surgery, Emergency Medicine, Psychiatry, O&G, Cardiology,<br />

Endocrinology, Gastroenterology/Hepatology, Hospital in the Home, Infectious Diseases,<br />

Neurology, Renal, Respiratory Medicine, Geriatrics, Haematology, Medical Oncology, Medical<br />

and Surgical Relief, Cardiothoracic Surgery, ENT/ Maxillofacial Surgery, Neurosurgery, Plastics,<br />

Vascular Surgery, Urology, and Orthopaedics<br />


Interns at Canberra Health Services (CHS) do 4 terms a year. CHS offers highly competitive rates<br />

of pay and excellent working conditions. Competitive remuneration for medical officers, in<br />

addition to an attractive education allowance are also offered to interns and residents. Employee<br />

salary packaging with the full Public Benevolent Institution FBT concession is available. Some<br />

reimbursement of relocation expenses is available to medical officers recruited from interstate<br />

or overseas. The Canberra and Calvary Hospitals are the home hospitals for this network. All<br />

interns will have rotations at the Canberra Hospital. The Canberra Hospital has approximately 606<br />

beds and busy outpatient clinics. It is a major tertiary trauma and teaching hospital, associated<br />

with the ANU, and covers many specialties. Calvary Public Hospital is a 162 bed public teaching<br />

hospital, also associated with the ANU.<br />


CHS offers quality education and training conditions in a large tertiary hospital, with the<br />

opportunity for rural rotations.<br />

<strong>2021</strong> CONTACT DETAILS<br />

Janelle Corey<br />

Director, Medical Officer Credentialing, Employment and Training Unit<br />

Canberra Health Services<br />

Phone: 5124 2507<br />

Email: janelle.corey@act.gov.au




▶ NSW AMA<br />

▶ NSW New Graduate<br />

Perspective<br />

▶ NSW Overview<br />

▶ NSW Rural Training<br />

▶ NSW Hospital Health<br />

Check<br />

▶ Network 1: Inner West &<br />

Western Plains<br />

▶ Network 2: Bankers &<br />

Campers<br />

▶ Network 3: Concord,<br />

Canterbury & Broken Hill<br />

▶ Network 4: South West<br />

Sydney & Tweed Heads<br />

▶ Network 5: North Shore &<br />

Port Macquarie<br />

▶ Network 6: Hornsby &<br />

Northern Beaches<br />

▶ Network 7: Central Coast<br />

▶ Network 8: St Geoge,<br />

Sutherland, Albury and<br />

Griffith<br />

▶ Network 9: From Coast to<br />

Coast<br />

▶ Network 10: Eastern to<br />

Greater Southern<br />

▶ Network 11: Ocean Eleven<br />

▶ Network 12:<br />

▶ Network 13: Westnet<br />

▶ Network 14: Nepean & Blue<br />

Mountains<br />

▶ Network 15: Central West<br />





NSW AMA<br />


A powerful voice for the medical profession<br />

Congratulations on graduating medical school. You are about to embark on a career that is equal<br />

parts challenging as it is rewarding. You now have the opportunity to utilise the knowledge you<br />

have gained to make a profound difference in people’s lives. The responsibility you have as a<br />

doctor can sometimes seem daunting, but it’s important to remember that medicine is a team<br />

sport. As you journey through training, I encourage you to utilise the many resources that are<br />

available to you. AMA (NSW) offers significant support to doctors-in-training (DITs), at both an<br />

individual and collective level.<br />

What can NSW AMA do for YOU?<br />

Our Workplace Relations Team provides comprehensive support to assist DITs with individual<br />

workplace matters. Our experienced advisors can provide advice and assistance in relation to:<br />

▶ Terms and conditions of employment<br />

▶ Rates of pay<br />

▶ Underpayment of overtime advice<br />

▶ Safe hours and rostering<br />

▶ Unfair dismissal<br />

▶ Performance management meetings<br />

▶ Bullying and harassment matters<br />

▶ Workplace investigations<br />

▶ Training disputes<br />

▶ Registration requirements<br />

▶ Medico-legal advice<br />

If you have a question or need help, please contact us on workplace@amansw.com.au or phone<br />

02 9439 8822.<br />

We also offer a Careers Service to support you throughout your career, including CV review and<br />

development, assistance with selection criteria and application responses, as well as interview<br />

skills and preparation. Online or phone meetings can be arranged depending on your availability.<br />

What can NSW AMA do for DITs and the profession?<br />

As one of the most powerful voices in medico-politics, we have a long track record of effective<br />

advocacy. The AMA is involved in a broad range of issues, including gender equity, vocational<br />

training requirements, and training pipeline issues.<br />

An example our advocacy is the Hospital Health Check survey and subsequent improvements in<br />

claiming unrostered overtime.<br />

When the Hospital Health Check survey revealed the extent to which DITs were not claiming<br />

unrostered overtime – we took action. Our Doctors-in-training Committee Chairs met with the<br />

Health Minister to ask for an online claiming system for unrostered overtime and callbacks for<br />

doctors-in-training. As a result of that meeting, the system went live last year. The move to online<br />

means claims can be made without paper and from outside the hospital. This is exciting not<br />

only because it will make it easier for doctors-in-training to be paid correctly, but also because it<br />

will provide a much better picture of the actual number of hours you’re being asked to work by<br />

hospital management.<br />


In <strong>2021</strong>, AMA (NSW) will be conducting the fifth annual Hospital Health Check survey.<br />

The HHC results have been key in achieving advocacy wins for DITs:<br />

▶ Online unrostered Overtime Claims<br />

▶ Expansion of unrostered overtime work that doesn’t require prior approval<br />

▶ Minimum 10-hour breaks between rostered shifts and 14-hour maximum shift duration<br />

▶ JMO Wellbeing and Support Plan<br />

As a DIT, it’s easy to feel like you don’t have the power to make change, however these are the<br />

types of wins that are possible by being involved in AMA (NSW). By joining AMA (NSW), you not<br />

only gain access to a wide range of individual support services, but you are also contributing to<br />

the improvement of working conditions for you and your colleagues.<br />

Best Wishes,<br />

Dr Danielle McMullen<br />

President AMA NSW<br />

Ph: 02 9439 8822<br />

Fax: 02 9438 3760<br />

Email: workplace@amansw.com.au<br />

AMA House<br />

Level 6 69 Christie Street<br />

St Leonards 2065<br />




At this crossroads in your medical journey, take a moment to congratulate<br />

yourself on making it this far. In the exciting, busy, and sometimes chaotic<br />

next few months, it’ll be difficult to find time to take stock of everything you have<br />

accomplished to get here and appreciate the unique position you are in. While it<br />

is only the beginning of a long career in medicine, the jump from medical student to<br />

doctor is a once-in-a-lifetime transition.<br />

Right now, besides preparing for your final year exams, deciding where to undertake this journey<br />

may be the biggest thought on your mind. In New South Wales, interns are allocated into one<br />

of 15 networks. While each network has a main hospital, where most interns will be based<br />

each term, you may be seconded to the other hospitals in the network for a term or two—a<br />

wonderful opportunity to gain new insights in a variety of medical settings.<br />

Each network has a personality of its own, and it’s important to consider several factors when ranking<br />

your preferences. This includes the availability of certain specialty rotations, the JMO-to-patient ratio,<br />

and research or teaching opportunities. While this guide is a very helpful starting point, there is<br />

no substitute to asking a current JMO all your questions before you make your choice. I do want to<br />

acknowledge that many new interns do not end up at their first preference. Just remember that<br />

each will offer its own unique advantages and opportunities, and you can (and will) grow as a doctor<br />

anywhere.<br />

Regardless of where you do it, internship will always be challenging. You will frequently encounter<br />

many situations outside your comfort zone and flip between feeling confident and uncertain in your<br />

skills. This is all part of the job, and hundreds of your fellow interns will feel the same way. Remember<br />

that you can always ask for help whenever you need it. Your seniors will remember what it was like to<br />

be the new intern and will be happy to give you a hand, and most networks will already have a system<br />

in place to facilitate this kind of support.<br />

Now that I have addressed that reality of internship, it’s equally important for me to say that few<br />

careers are fulfilling in the same way as medicine. It is a privilege to be able to see your actions and<br />

choices directly improve the lives of others, whether it’s through medical decisions, like choosing<br />

an effective antibiotic regime to treat a patient’s infection, or non-medical ones, like spending a few<br />

extra minutes listening to a patient’s worries. Nothing beats the feeling of your first patient calling<br />

you a good doctor—even when you don’t quite feel like a ‘real’ doctor just yet.<br />

So, congratulations again for reaching this new, exciting stage in your career (and life) journey!<br />

Regardless of where you end up for internship, know are joining a large community of doctors excited<br />

to welcome you to the medical profession and support you in this first stage of your career.<br />

Dr Marise Sondido<br />

Liverpool Hospital (PGY1)<br />



The Health Education and Training Institute<br />

(HETI) is the NSW body responsible for the<br />

allocation of internship positions to applicants.<br />

It does this online through the Prevocational<br />

Training Application Program (PTAP). There<br />

are 4 recruitment pathway options available to<br />

applicants:<br />

1. Optimised Allocation Pathway (main<br />

pathway)<br />

2. Aboriginal Medical Workforce<br />

Recruitment Pathway<br />

3. Rural Preferential Recruitment Pathway<br />

4. Direct Regional Allocation Pathway<br />

Eligible applicants can apply through one<br />

or more of the pathways. More information<br />

about each of these can be found on the HETI<br />

website.<br />

NSW realises that no single health care<br />

Prevocational Trainer Provider can provide<br />

all the training and experience required to<br />

prepare new doctors for the diverse range<br />

of medical practice, so providers in NSW are<br />

organised into 15 training ‘networks’ that<br />

deliver education and training to a group of<br />

prevocational trainees in Postgraduate Year<br />

One (PGY1) as interns and Postgraduate Year<br />

Two (PGY2) as residents. The positions offered<br />

by HETI mean that Prevocational Trainees are<br />

able to complete both PGY1 and PGY2 in a<br />

single network. The network will assign a home<br />

hospital for trainees, and it is expected that the<br />

trainee will complete at least one term in the<br />

two year period outside the home hospital.<br />

An applicant’s recruitment to a prevocational<br />

training position in NSW will depend on their<br />

chosen recruitment pathway, but will primarily<br />

be based on the order in which applicants rank<br />

hospital network preferences in their online<br />

application. To be eligible to apply, applicants<br />

must be completing their degree this year, or<br />

in the past 2 years at an AMC accredited school<br />

in Australia or New Zealand. Applicants must<br />

not have previously commenced an internship<br />

or worked as a doctor. In addition, applicants<br />

must be an Australian or New Zealand citizen,<br />

be an Australian Permanent Resident or valid<br />

temporary Australian resident, or be a holder<br />

of an unrestricted work visa for the duration<br />

of their prevocational training. Applicants<br />

must provide a list of documents that have<br />

been certified by a Justice of Peace (this<br />

list can be found on the HETI website here:<br />

https://www.heti.nsw.gov.au/__data/assets/<br />

pdf_file/0008/576476/Applicant-<strong>Guide</strong>-for-<br />

Medical-Gr~ger-for-the-2022-clinical-year.<br />

pdf They must also meet the Medical Board<br />

of Australia’s English language proficiency<br />

requirements, available here:http://www.<br />

medicalboard.gov.au/<br />

Successful applicants will only receive ONE<br />

recruitment offer via a pathway and no further<br />

offers will be made by HETI through any<br />

recruitment pathway for the clinical year.<br />

For more information and resources, see the<br />

HETI Applicant <strong>Guide</strong> for Medical Graduate<br />

Recruitment. This can be found on HETI’s<br />

website.<br />

Applicants fall under 1 of 6 priority categories<br />

that determine the order of internship offers.<br />

Category 1 (NSW university graduates and<br />

Australian permanent residents) applicants are<br />

the only guaranteed NSW interns. After offers<br />

have been made to Category 1 applicants, offers<br />

may be made to Categories 2 to 6, depending<br />

on position availability. There is no longer an<br />

application fee for Category 3 students.<br />


May <strong>2021</strong> Medical graduate applications open<br />

on HETI website<br />

June <strong>2021</strong> Medical graduate applications close<br />


Health Education and Training Institute<br />

(HETI):<br />

Website;<br />

Phone: (02) 9844 6562<br />

Email: heti-internship@health.nsw.gov.au<br />





The RPR is a merit based recruitment process that allocates medical graduates to internship<br />

positions in rural NSW. As you will see in the number of predicted internships section, rural<br />

hospitals will have allocated positions for RPR pathway applicants. These positions are offered<br />

prior to positions in regional or metropolitan areas, as it is a preferential pathway.<br />

All medical graduates are eligible to apply (applications will close 5pm 3 rd June <strong>2021</strong>). Rural<br />

hospitals will review applicants and contact those they wish to interview. Interviews will be held<br />

between 21 st June and 1 st July <strong>2021</strong>. RPR offers will be made by HETI from 12 th July <strong>2021</strong>.<br />

Application is a two-step process:<br />

▶ Complete a NSW internship application using the Prevocational Training Application Program<br />

(PTAP) on the HETI website.<br />

▶ On the JMO Career Portal, complete a separate application for each rural hospital you wish to<br />

apply to work in.<br />

Applicants who do not receive an RPR offer will automatically be moved to the next recruitment<br />

pathway based on their preferences selected in PTAP.<br />

Successful applicants will receive a maximum of ONE offer from NSW for the 2022 clinical year.<br />

For more details, visit the HETI website: https://www.heti.nsw.gov.au/education-and-training/<br />

courses-and-programs/medical-graduate-recruitment/rural-preferential-recruitment<br />

The Rural Hospitals included in the RPR are as follows:<br />

▶ Albury Wodonga (under Victorian award)<br />

▶ Coffs Harbour Health Campus<br />

▶ Dubbo Base Hospital<br />

▶ Lismore Base Hospital<br />

▶ Manning Rural Referral Hospital<br />

▶ Orange Health Service<br />

▶ Port Macquarie Base Hospital<br />

▶ Tamworth Rural Referral Hospital<br />

▶ The Maitland Hospital<br />

▶ The Tweed Hospital<br />

▶ Wagga Wagga Base Hospital<br />

▶ Broken Hill Health Service<br />




In 2019, the NSW Australian Medical Association surveyed 1958 doctors-in-training, which<br />

accounts for more than 20% of all doctors-in-training working in NSW. Because many doctorsin-training<br />

rotate through multiple hospitals and health services, all participants were asked to<br />

answer questions based on the one hospital in which they had worked the most in the last 12<br />

months.<br />

The data gathered from the survey was used to provide hospitals with grades in five different<br />

domains and to calculate an overall rating for each facility. The five domains measured are:<br />

▶ Overtime & rostering<br />

▶ Access to leave<br />

▶ Wellbeing<br />

▶ Education & training<br />

▶ Morale & culture<br />

Where necessary, hospitals were grouped with others in the same Local Health District to allow<br />

for minimal sample sizes (n≥20 for larger metropolitan, n≥10 for smaller regional or rural), to<br />

enhance result reliability and protect participant confidentiality.<br />

For more details on these survey results, visit https://www.amansw.com.au/hospital-healthcheck-2019/<br />




66<br />

PREDICTED 2022<br />


*11 of the 63 positions will be offered<br />

through the Rural Preferential Pathway<br />

for the Dubbo Base Hospital.<br />


Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Dubbo Base<br />

Hospital, Balmain Hospital<br />


Dubbo<br />

Hospital<br />

Balmain<br />

Hospital<br />

Royal<br />

Prince<br />

Alfred<br />

*PGY2 term only<br />

General Medicine, Surgery,<br />

Orthopaedics, ED, Renal, Cardiology,<br />

Psychiatry, Urology, ENT, Relief,<br />

Obstetrics and Gynaecology*,<br />

Paediatrics*, Anaesthetics*, Intensive<br />

Care*<br />

Rehabilitation, Geriatrics<br />

Cardiology, ED, Geriatrics,<br />

Gastroenterology, Neurology, Renal,<br />

Haematology, Respiratory, Medical<br />

Oncology, Rheumatology, Palliative<br />

Medicine, Relief, Medical Assessment<br />

Unit, Cardiothoracic Surgery, Upper<br />

GI Surgery, Colorectal Surgery,<br />

Neurosurgery, Melanoma/ Surgical<br />

Oncology, Transplant Surgery,<br />

Orthopaedics, Head and Neck<br />

Surgery and Ophthalmology, O&G,<br />

Breast Surgery*, Clinical Immunology<br />

and Infectious Disease*, Intensive<br />

Care*, Paediatrics*, Plastic Surgery*,<br />

Psychiatry*, Radiation Oncology*,<br />

Urology*, Vascular Surgery*,<br />

Endocrinology/Dermatology*,<br />

Hepatology*, Hospital in the Home*,<br />

Quality and Safety*, Medical Media*,<br />

Medical Education*<br />


RPA provides a range of specialty services<br />

arguably unmatched in Australia, namely:<br />

▶<br />

High levels of supervision by the besttrained<br />

registrars in the country, including<br />

in an after hours context;<br />

▶ Many established research facilities–<br />

research is an area of strength and expertise<br />

at RPA; and<br />

▶ An MDOK program– a multifaceted<br />

program designed to help combat burnout<br />

and improve wellbeing.<br />

<strong>2021</strong> CONTACT DETAILS<br />

Michelle McWhirter<br />

JMO Manager<br />

Phone: (02) 9515 5545<br />

Email: michelle.mcwhirter@sswahs.nsw.gov.<br />

au<br />


TRPA is the oldest teaching hospital of the<br />

oldest medical school (USYD) in Australia.<br />

RPA is centrally located and well serviced by<br />

public transport, with on-site parking also<br />

available. There are only three hospitals in the<br />

network: RPA, Dubbo and Balmain. There is<br />

an affordable gymnasium ($1/day), and several<br />

good cafés in close proximity. Close to the city,<br />

it sits amongst a hub of activity on Missenden<br />

Rd and is in close proximity to many great areas<br />

to live in (Newtown, Glebe, Camperdown).<br />



NETWORK 2<br />

53<br />

PREDICTED 2022<br />


*An approximation, subject to revision.<br />


Campbelltown/Camden Hospital, Bankstown-<br />

Lidcombe and Bowral Hospital<br />


Campbelltown<br />

/ Camden<br />

Hospital<br />

Bankstown-<br />

Lidcombe<br />

Hospital<br />

Respiratory Medicine,<br />

Emergency Medicine,<br />

Professorial Medicine,<br />

General Surgery- Breast/<br />

Endocrine, Cardiology,<br />

Neurology, Gastroenterology,<br />

Endocrinology, Renal/<br />

Endocrine, Mental Health,<br />

Orthopaedics, General<br />

Surgery - Colorectal, Medical<br />

Transit Unit, General<br />

Surgery - Upper GI, General<br />

Surgery – Urology and<br />

subspecialties, Rehabilitation,<br />

Geriatrics, Oncology, MAU,<br />

Palliative Care*, Intensive<br />

Care*, Obstetrics and<br />

Gynaecology*,Paediatrics*,<br />

MACs*, Palliative Care<br />

Aged care, Cardiology,<br />

Colorectal Surgery, Emergency<br />

Medicine, Gastroenterology,<br />

Neurology, Relief, Renal/<br />

Endocrine, Respiratory,<br />

Respiratory/ Rheumatology,<br />

Stroke/ Rehabilitation,<br />

Upper GI/ Breast Surgery,<br />

Vascular Surgery, Geriatrics,<br />

MAU, Ambulatory Care,<br />

Orthopaedics, Urology/<br />

Ophthalmology, Plastics/ ENT/<br />

Neurosurgery, Intensive Care*,<br />

Obstetrics and Gynaecology*,<br />

Paediatrics*, Psychiatry*<br />

Bowral Hospital General Medicine *<br />

*PGY2 term only<br />


Bankstown-Lidcombe Hospital is a mere<br />

20kms from the city centre and is a 433 bed<br />

Principal Referral Teaching Hospital and part<br />

of the South Western Sydney Local Health<br />

District. A comprehensive range of medical<br />

and surgical specialties are available, which<br />

include world class diagnostic and critical<br />

care services. Bankstown-Lidcombe Hospital<br />

prides itself on having a relaxed and friendly<br />

atmosphere with a commitment to providing<br />

career opportunities and staff development.<br />

All interns/RMOs here should expect to<br />

undertake rotation to Campbelltown and<br />

Bowral Hospitals.<br />

Campbelltown and Camden Hospitals consist<br />

of two campuses administered under a joint<br />

management structure. Campbelltown<br />

campus is focused on providing acute health<br />

care and Camden is focused on aged and<br />

palliative care services. Combined, the service<br />

currently consists of 350 beds. In addition,<br />

Campbelltown Hospital is undergoing a<br />

significant redevelopment and refurbishment<br />

project. Construction of a new clinical services<br />

building is underway with an expected<br />

completion date of mid 2022. There will<br />

be increased services in women’s health,<br />

children’s health, nuclear medicine, dental<br />

services, a larger emergency department and<br />

modern mental health units. Campbelltown<br />

also has a relaxed and friendly atmosphere<br />

with a commitment to supporting and training<br />

junior staff. Campbelltown is also closely linked<br />

to Western Sydney University.<br />


▶ The District actively promotes research<br />

and provides teaching for undergraduates,<br />

postgraduates and health service<br />

professionals. In March 2017 the newly<br />

constructed Western Sydney University<br />

Clinical Building was opened, which is<br />

situated on the grounds of Campbelltown<br />

Hospital. The building houses state of the art<br />

tutorial rooms, clinical skills labs, conference<br />

and meeting rooms, auditoriums, the<br />

clinical library and professorial suites.<br />

▶ On-site accommodation is available at<br />

Campbelltown Hospital and is available for<br />

rotating Medical Officers on a short term<br />

basis at a nominal fee.<br />

▶ The Hospital also offers a wide range of<br />

facilities including an auditorium, and a<br />

series of conference and meeting rooms of<br />

varying sizes.<br />

▶ Currently Campbelltown offers free onsite<br />

vehicle parking. Once construction of the<br />

new multi-story car park is complete the<br />

campus will offer paid parking.<br />

▶ Fresh+ Café is on-site with several<br />

restaurants and coffee shops within walking<br />

distance and 24 hour on-site security staff.<br />

<strong>2021</strong> CONTACT DETAILS<br />


46<br />

Richa Prasai<br />

JMO Manager Bankstown-Lidcombe<br />

Email: richa.prasai@health.nsw.gov.au<br />

Jamie Brewin<br />

JMO Manager Campbelltown/Camden<br />

Email: jamie.brewin@health.nsw.gov.au<br />



48<br />

PREDICTED 2022<br />


*3 of the 48 positions will be offered<br />

through the Rural Preferential Pathway<br />

for Broken Hill Hospital.<br />


Concord Repatriation General Hospital,<br />

Canterbury Hospital, Broken Hill Hospital<br />


Concord<br />

Hospital<br />

Canterbury<br />

Hospital<br />

Broken Hill<br />

Hospital<br />

*PGY2 term only<br />

Breast/Endocrine Surgery, Plastic<br />

Surgery, Cardiology, Colorectal<br />

Surgery, ED, Gastroenterology,<br />

Geriatrics, Neurology, Oncology,<br />

Ophthalmology, Orthopaedics,<br />

Psychiatry, Nights/Relief, Renal,<br />

Respiratory, ENT Thoracic Head<br />

and Neck Surgery, Upper GI<br />

Surgery, Urology (includes<br />

Gynaecology), Vascular Surgery,<br />

Palliative Care, Anatomical<br />

Pathology*, Dermatology*,<br />

Drug Health*, Haematology*,<br />

Immunology and Rheumatology*,<br />

MAU*, Endocrinology*, Infectious<br />

Diseases*, Intensive Care*,<br />

Neurosurgery* and Hospital in the<br />

Home*<br />

Emergency, General Medicine,<br />

General Surgery, Orthopaedics,<br />

Intensive Care*, O&G*, Paediatrics*,<br />

Geriatrics/Rehabilitation<br />

Medicine* and Hospital in the<br />

Home* Aged Care and Clinical<br />

Governance*<br />

Emergency, General Medicine,<br />

General Surgery, Paediatrics*<br />

Palliative Care*<br />


Concord Hospital<br />

Concord Hospital is situated close to the City on<br />

the Parramatta River, thus enjoying expansive<br />

views extending to the Sydney Harbour Bridge<br />

on one side, and the beautiful Blue Mountains<br />

on the other. The hospital has a long tradition<br />

of providing care to the veteran community<br />

and today, provides health care to the inner<br />

west of Sydney.<br />

Concord Repatriation General Hospital is<br />

a principal referral facility and a teaching<br />

hospital of the University of Sydney. We<br />

offer a comprehensive range of specialty<br />

and subspecialty services, many recognised<br />

nationally and internationally as centres of<br />

excellence.<br />

The hospital is linked to Concord Centre for<br />

Mental Health which is on site. Redevelopment<br />

Stage 1 of the new Concord Hospital is currently<br />

underway with a planned opening in late <strong>2021</strong>.<br />

Canterbury Hospital<br />

Canterbury Hospital is an acute general<br />

metropolitan district hospital situated 12 km<br />

south of Concord Hospital and 15 km SW of<br />

the GPO. It is part of the Sydney Local Health<br />

District, which comprises Balmain, Canterbury,<br />

Concord, Concord Centre for Mental Health,<br />

Royal Prince Alfred and the Sydney Dental<br />

Hospitals. Canterbury Hospital services<br />

a population of 230,000 with two-thirds<br />

speaking a language other than English as<br />

its first language. The main language groups<br />

are Greek, Italian, Arabic, Vietnamese, Chinese,<br />

Bengali and Korean. More recently, a significant<br />

number of refugees and humanitarian<br />

entrants have come from Burma, Nepal, Sierra<br />

Leone, Iraq, Pakistan, and Sudan.<br />

Opening in 1929 with 28 beds, it underwent<br />

redevelopment in 1998 and its 200 beds covers<br />

the broad scope of emergency medicine,<br />

general medicine and surgery, ENT surgery,<br />

urology, orthopaedics, hand surgery, obstetrics<br />

and gynaecology, paediatrics, anaesthetics,<br />

high dependency, psychiatry, drug and<br />

alcohol, aged care and rehabilitation and some<br />

outpatient clinics. It is supported by a Hospital<br />

in the Home Service.<br />

Despite its size, Canterbury Hospital plays an<br />

integral role within the local community in<br />

the provision of acute care medicine, with its<br />

Emergency Department attending to over<br />

46,000 presentations in the 2018-2019 year.

Canterbury Hospital also plays a significant<br />

role in the delivery of maternal services, with<br />

a significantly higher fertility rate than NSW<br />

overall. However, women within its catchment<br />

tend to present later for antenatal care and<br />

together with a lower levels of vaccination,<br />

suggest that an overall poorer maternal health<br />

profile.<br />

Broken Hill Health Service<br />

Part of Far West LHD, Broken Hill, also known<br />

as The Silver City, is a great place to live. It has<br />

a rich and colourful history and is renowned<br />

for its art and creativity, beautiful weather<br />

and outback lifestyle. You will find Broken Hill<br />

particularly friendly and welcoming, with a<br />

strong sense of family and community. Broken<br />

Hill is a self-reliant, strong regional community<br />

with services and facilities to support an active,<br />

vibrant resident population. The community<br />

values and shares the region’s unique natural<br />

and built environment with regional, national<br />

and international visitors. The lack of traffic<br />

and daily commuting means you’ll find hours<br />

in the day you forgot existed, which usually<br />

see’s people’s social lives blossom.<br />

The Far West LHD provides a solid start to<br />

any medical professional’s career. The size<br />

and workforce profile ensures that junior<br />

doctors, and particularly interns have access<br />

to consultant staff that is unattainable in large<br />

metropolitan settings. The breadth of work<br />

ensures that you’ll gain exposure to a diverse<br />

range of clinical presentations, with the<br />

support to allow you to quickly develop your<br />

clinical skills and confidence.<br />


▶ Concord is the first teaching hospital to<br />

receive 5 years back-to-back Accreditation<br />

Awards, as well as three consecutive 3 year<br />

Accreditation Awards from the NSW HETI<br />

for the exemplary training of postgraduate<br />

doctors.<br />

▶ There is also a strong Consultant support<br />

network; all very approachable and the<br />

atmosphere is one of support.<br />

▶ The current DPET Dr Probal Roy<br />

(Cardiologist) was a Concord intern. The<br />

current Director of Medical Education –<br />

Dr Robert Russo and chair of the NCPTC<br />

(Network Clinical Prevocational Training<br />

Committee) was recruited to Concord in<br />

his RMO1 year and remains as the HOD in<br />

Nuclear Medicine and Rheumatologist.<br />

Professor Lewis Chan still retains a role as<br />

the Chair of the General Clinical Training<br />

Council for the network; in 2014, he was the<br />

recipient of the AMA/ASMOF Supervisor of<br />

the Year.<br />

▶ Collegiality is a distinct feature of this<br />

Network to ensure JMOs have a positive<br />

experience and are guided to career paths<br />

of choice.<br />

<strong>2021</strong> CONTACT DETAILS<br />

Carolyn Marsh<br />

Manager, Medical Allocations Unit, Concord<br />

Hospital<br />

Phone: (02) 9767 5311<br />

The Far West LHD is committed to developing<br />

a career path for rural generalists, as well as<br />

providing future specialists comprehensive<br />

grounding to support their future careers. This<br />

approach is a collaborative effort involving the<br />

LHD, Broken Hill university Department of<br />

Rural Health, the Royal Flying Doctor Service,<br />

Maari Ma Health Aboriginal Corporation and<br />

Far West Medicare Local.<br />




74<br />

PREDICTED 2022<br />


*There are 17 positions at Tweed and 1<br />

rotational.<br />


Liverpool Hospital, Fairfield Hospital (and<br />

Braeside Hospital), The Tweed Hospital (and<br />

Murwillumbah District Hospital/Byron Central<br />

Hospital)<br />


Liverpool<br />

Hospital<br />

Fairfield<br />

Hospital<br />

The<br />

Tweed<br />

Hospital<br />

*PGY2 term only<br />

Acute Medicine, Cardiology,<br />

Infectious diseases, Endocrinology,<br />

Emergency, Gastroenterology and<br />

Hepatology, Geriatric, JMO nights,<br />

Medical Oncology, Neurology,<br />

Neurosurgery, Orthopaedics,<br />

Psychiatry, Renal, Respiratory,<br />

Rheumatology/ Immunology,<br />

Dermatology, Colorectal Surgery,<br />

Surgery - Trauma, Vascular Surgery,<br />

Upper GI Surgery, Head and Neck<br />

Surgery, Urology, Geriatric, Plastic<br />

Surgery/ENT and Ophthalmology,<br />

Radiation Oncology, Anaesthetics*,<br />

Cardiothoracic Surgery*,<br />

Haematology*, Intensive Care*, O&G*,<br />

Paediatrics*, Palliative Care, Clinical<br />

Genetics*, Braeside Palliative Care*,<br />

Braeside Rehab*, Ambulatory Care*<br />

General Surgery, Emergency,<br />

General Medicine, Orthopaedics,<br />

Geriatrics, Addiction Medicine*,<br />

Ambulatory Care*<br />

Emergency Medicine; General<br />

Surgery – Breast/Endocrine,<br />

Colorectal, Upper GI; Subspecialty<br />

Surgery – Ear Nose & Throat/<br />

Thoracic/Vascular Surgery,<br />

Urology; Orthopaedics; General<br />

Medicine - Gastroenterology,<br />

Cardiology, Endocrinology,<br />

Renal, Respiratory; Palliative<br />

Care; Oncology/Haematology*;<br />

Paediatrics/Neonatology*; Obstetrics<br />

& Gynaecology; Critical Care;<br />

Radiology; Anaesthetics; Psychiatry<br />

(Tweed and/or Byron); Relief<br />

(potentially including nights for<br />

PGY2).<br />

from central Sydney on the M5 East. It is<br />

an exciting hospital to work in and study<br />

at. Liverpool provides a health service of<br />

international standing, with 23 operating<br />

theatres, capacity for 877 beds, diagnostic<br />

and imaging services, emergency and<br />

trauma care, maternity, paediatric, cancer<br />

care, mental health, ambulatory care, allied<br />

health and medical and surgical services from<br />

birth to aged care. It also provides a range<br />

of statewide services in areas of critical care,<br />

trauma, neonatal intensive care and brain<br />

injury rehabilitation.<br />

The facility serves a rapidly increasing<br />

population from diverse cultures, religious<br />

and language backgrounds, making our<br />

community vibrant and exciting.<br />


▶ Liverpool Hospital is situated in one of<br />

the fastest-growing regions within an<br />

education and health precinct which<br />

includes the Ingham Institute of Applied<br />

Medical Research, a Clinical Skills and<br />

Simulation Centre and the Clinical Schools<br />

of UNSW and Western Sydney University.<br />

▶ Liverpool Hospital is a principal referral<br />

and teaching hospital with a strong<br />

commitment to teaching and support for<br />

its Junior and Resident Medical Staff.<br />

▶ The hospital also has a well-equipped gym<br />

and educational facilities include a wellstocked<br />

library and full access to electronic<br />

learning resources.<br />

▶ Liverpool will be undergoing a major<br />

redevelopment with the development of a<br />

new Liverpool Health , Education, Research<br />

and Innovation Precinct.<br />

▶ Tweed Heads, where JMOs may spend a<br />

rotation or two, is situated close to world<br />

renowned beaches and is close to the<br />

Gold Coast and Brisbane. Tweed Hospital<br />

provides a friendly, supportive environment<br />

to facilitate learning and skills development<br />

with a positive work/life balance.<br />

<strong>2021</strong> CONTACT DETAILS<br />

Stephanie Penza<br />

JMO Manager - Liverpool Hospital<br />

Phone: (02) 8738 6327<br />

Email: stephanie.penza@health.nsw.gov.au<br />

48<br />


Liverpool Hospital is a fast paced, actively<br />

growing teaching hospital only 35 minutes



72<br />

PREDICTED 2022<br />


*11 of the 73 positions will be offered<br />

through the Rural Preferential Pathway<br />

for the Port Macquarie Base Hospital.<br />


Royal North Shore Hospital, Port Macquarie<br />

Base Hospital, Kempsey District Hospital,<br />

Wauchope District Memorial Hospital (PGY2),<br />

Ryde District Hospital and North Shore Private<br />

Hospital<br />


Royal<br />

North<br />

Shore<br />

Hospital<br />

North<br />

Shore<br />

Private<br />

Hospital<br />

Port<br />

Macquarie<br />

Hospital<br />

Wauchope<br />

Kempsey<br />

Ryde<br />

District<br />

Hospital<br />

*PGY2 term only<br />

Royal North Shore: Acute Surgical<br />

(General Surgery), Aged Care,<br />

Colorectal Surgery, Emergency,<br />

Immunology/ Rheumatology,<br />

ENT Surgery, Gastroenterology,<br />

General Medicine including<br />

Acute Assessment Unit (AAU),<br />

Hand Surgery, Drug and Alcohol*,<br />

Neurology, Neurosurgery,<br />

Orthopaedics, Ophthalmology/<br />

Endocrine Surgery, Plastic &<br />

Reconstructive Surgery, Relief,<br />

Renal, Respiratory, Spinal Cord<br />

Injury, Upper GI Surgery, Urology,<br />

Medical Oncology*, Cardiology*,<br />

Cardiothoracic Surgery*,<br />

Dermatology*, Haematology*,<br />

Infectious Disease/APAC* ,<br />

Intensive Care*, Obstetrics &<br />

Gynaecology*, Paediatrics*,<br />

Paediatric Emergency*, Vascular<br />

Surgery*, Psychiatry*, Interventional<br />

Radiology*, Mental Health<br />

Community*, Mental Health<br />

Inpatient Unit*<br />

General Medicine (Cardiology and<br />

Medical Oncology)<br />

Emergency, General Medicine,<br />

General Practice, Obstetrics &<br />

Gynaecology, Orthopaedics,<br />

General Surgery, Psychiatry, Relief,<br />

Paediatrics*, Intensive Care/Nights*<br />

Palliative Care* and General<br />

Rehabilitation*<br />

Emergency, General Medicine<br />

Emergency, General Surgery,<br />

Medicine, Orthopaedic Surgery<br />


The Royal North Shore and Ryde Health Service<br />

comprises the Royal North Shore and Ryde<br />

Hospitals, and its associated health services,<br />

which together meet the health needs of most<br />

of the northern Sydney region. RNSH has some<br />

state-wide responsibility for clinical services in<br />

pain management and research, cardiology,<br />

severe plastics and burns injury, neonatal<br />

intensive care, spinal cord injury, high-risk<br />

obstetrics, interventional neuroradiology and<br />

cerebrovascular embolisation.<br />


▶ This is one of the few places that has it all: a<br />

Tertiary Level 1 busy Emergency Department<br />

with major trauma, state services and<br />

paediatrics in a friendly place with great<br />

teaching, including an internationally<br />

renowned Simulation Centre, research and<br />

innovations opportunities and fabulous<br />

staff. RNSH also prides itself on the care<br />

of the Junior Medical Staff, education and<br />

research opportunities and outstanding<br />

successes in both Primary and Fellowship<br />

exams.<br />

▶ RNSH is just north of the Harbour Bridge<br />

(20 minutes to the City and Neutral Bay,<br />

25 minutes to Balmoral, and 30 minutes to<br />

Manly Beach) and has good transport links,<br />

so a JMO’s after-hours lifestyle is looking<br />

good! Secondment to Port Macquarie is at<br />

the beach - what more could you ask for as<br />

a rural secondment!<br />

▶ The RMOA (Resident Medical Officer<br />

Association) organises many social and<br />

sporting activities throughout each term<br />

and year, and maintains the RMO lounge<br />

and amenities. The Association also<br />

contributes to advocacy for RMOs on issues<br />

of medical and industrial politics and works<br />

collaboratively with the JMO Manager and<br />

DPET on innovations for all.<br />

<strong>2021</strong> CONTACT DETAILS<br />

Brianna Gerrie<br />

JMO Manager<br />

Phone: (02) 9463 1299<br />

Email: nslhd-jmsu@health.nsw.gov.au or<br />

brianna.gerrie@health.nsw.gov.au<br />




40<br />

PREDICTED 2022<br />


*The number of predicted internship<br />

positions in 2022 is expected to be 40-42.<br />


Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Health Service (and<br />

Hornsby and Brooklyn GP Unit), Mona Vale<br />

Hospital, Sydney Adventist Hospital, Northern<br />

Beaches Hospital<br />


Hornsby<br />

Ku-ring-gai<br />

Hospital<br />

Mona Vale<br />

Hospital<br />

Sydney<br />

Adventist<br />

Hospital<br />

Northern<br />

Beaches<br />

Hospital<br />

*PGY2 term only<br />

Cardiology, Gastroenterology,<br />

Respiratory, Relief, Orthopaedics,<br />

General Surgery, Neurology, MAU,<br />

Emergency, Rehabilitation, GP*,<br />

Intensive Care*, O&G*, Paediatrics*,<br />

Psychiatry*, Anaesthetics*<br />

Geriatric Rehabilitation,<br />

Rehabilitation, Palliative Care*<br />

General Medicine, Neurology,<br />

Orthopaedics<br />

Emergency, General Medicine,<br />

Cardiology, Respiratory,<br />

Gastroenterology, Neurology,<br />

Renal Medicine, Oncology/<br />

Haematology, Geriatrics, General<br />

Surgery, Upper GI Surgery,<br />

Colorectal Surgery, Surgical<br />

Oncology, Breast & Endocrine<br />

Surgery, Orthopaedics, Psychiatry,<br />

Psychogeriatrics, Orthopaedics,<br />

O&G*<br />

O&G (available at Westmead & RNS as well as<br />

Hornsby), Anaesthetics, Paediatrics (available<br />

at Westmead Children’s Hospital as well as<br />

Hornsby), Intensive Care, Palliative Care.<br />

We have the ability to rotate some of our PGY2s<br />

to larger facilities for subspecialty rotation, the<br />

main facilities being St Vincent’s, Westmead,<br />

Concord and RNS.<br />


The Royal North Shore and Ryde Health<br />

Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Health Service (HKHS),<br />

incorporating Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Hospital<br />

and six community health centres, provides<br />

care to a community stretching from the<br />

Hawkesbury River to Lindfield, east to St Ives<br />

and west to Pennant Hills, Cherrybrook and<br />

Epping.<br />

The Resident Support Unit has developed a<br />

new and innovative orientation program and<br />

ongoing education to support all resident<br />

doctors to enhance their individual skills and<br />

further their career development goals.<br />


▶ Staff are well supported by the Resident<br />

Support Unit, who have a strong<br />

commitment to continuing staff education,<br />

and other resources such as a staff library,<br />

occupational health and safety program,<br />

flexible rosters, rehabilitation counsellor<br />

and a staff counselling service.<br />

▶ The hospital is supportive of young mothers<br />

and job-sharing.<br />

▶ The hospital is close to major transport<br />

routes, near several beautiful National Parks,<br />

and close to wonderful bushwalking tracks,<br />

waterways and boating areas.<br />

▶ The Network has had excellent results in<br />

the ASMOF Wellbeing Surveys over the past<br />

three years.<br />

▶ The RMOA works closely with Hospital<br />

Administration in quality and wellbeing<br />

improvements for the JMOs.<br />

<strong>2021</strong> CONTACT DETAILS<br />

Judy Muller<br />

JMO Manager Hornsby<br />

Phone: (02) 9485 6752<br />

Email: judy.muller@health.nsw.gov.au<br />

Tayia Yeates<br />

JMO Manager Mona Vale<br />

Phone: (02) 9998 6194<br />

Email: Tayia.yeates@health.nsw.gov.au<br />

Cathy Dixon<br />

JMO Manager Northern Beaches Hospital<br />

Phone: (02) 9105 5485<br />



NETWORK 7<br />

68<br />

PREDICTED 2022<br />



Gosford Hospital, Wyong Hospital<br />


Gosford<br />

Hospital<br />

Wyong<br />

Hospital<br />

*PGY2 term only<br />

Ortho-geriatrics, Cardiology,<br />

Emergency, Endocrinology, ENT,<br />

Gastroenterology, Geriatric Medicine,<br />

General Surgery, Neurology,<br />

Oncology, Orthopaedics, Relief,<br />

Renal, Respiratory, Urology, Vascular<br />

Surgery, Acute Surgical, Anaesthetics*,<br />

Haematology*, Intensive Care*, O&G*,<br />

Paediatrics*, Psychiatry*, Radiation<br />

Oncology*, Medical Leadership and<br />

Governance*, Radiology* Palliative<br />

Care*<br />

Emergency, Geriatric, Medicine,<br />

Surgery, Orthopaedics, MAU,<br />

Rehabilitation, Neurology,<br />

Addiction Medicine*, Mental<br />

Health*, Anaesthetics*, Cardiology*,<br />

Gastroenterology*, Paediatric<br />

Assessment Unit* Woy Woy*<br />


Central Coast Local Health District (CCLHD)<br />

provides public health services to the Central<br />

Coast region, a growing and ageing population<br />

expected to reach 355,000 by the year 2022. The<br />

area is served by two acute hospitals (Gosford<br />

and Wyong), two sub-acute facilities (Woy Woy<br />

and Long Jetty) and ten community health<br />

centres in addition to other community-based<br />

services.<br />

Gosford Hospital is the principal referral<br />

hospital and regional trauma centre for the<br />

Central Coast and Wyong Hospital is a major<br />

metropolitan hospital. Gosford Hospital is<br />

leading NSW in conducting the Teaching on<br />

the Run program to ensure the senior staff<br />

here are well-trained in their essential role as<br />

teachers and supervisors as well as providing<br />

junior doctors with the skills and knowledge<br />

they need to grow as teachers and supervisors.<br />

JMOs are rotated through the 560 bed Gosford<br />

Hospital and the 320 bed Wyong Hospital, and<br />

there is no rural rotation as these hospitals are<br />

classified as regional.<br />


Education<br />

▶ Senior staff support and comprehensive<br />

formal education sessions, which are held<br />

weekly for interns and one full day per term<br />

for RMOs.<br />

▶ Special interest sessions supported and<br />

facilitated by the Medical Workforce<br />

and Education Unit, in conjunction with<br />

requests from Junior Medical Staff. They<br />

include: Careers sessions, Laparoscopic<br />

Skills sessions, exam preparation courses,<br />

‘How to start a research project’, and other<br />

programs.<br />

Support<br />

▶ An enthusiastic team in the Medical<br />

Workforce and Education Unit and<br />

Prevocational Education and Training<br />

Team, which is reflected in the results of<br />

the Ministry of Health ‘Your Training and<br />

Wellbeing Matters’ Survey.<br />

▶ A Near Peer Mentor program for incoming<br />

Interns, to provide a smooth transition into<br />

the workforce for Interns, in addition to<br />

developing faculty as mentors. The program<br />

aims to provide collegiality between<br />

Mentors and their Mentees.<br />

The RMO Association (RMOA) acts as<br />

mediators and/or advocates for the RMOs<br />

when issues arise:<br />

▶ Representation - The RMOA works to<br />

improve the local policies and practices to<br />

better support junior doctors and meets<br />

with the Medical Workforce and Education<br />

Unit management, where issues of concern<br />

are addressed.<br />

▶ Facilities - RMO lounges are available for<br />

use by doctors at both Gosford and Wyong<br />

Hospitals. Both rooms have recreational<br />

and computer facilities.<br />

▶ Events - The CC RMOA hosts various<br />

events including Careers Night, Mid-Term<br />

Dinner, Wine Tour, JMO vs VMO Sporting<br />

Competition and the End of Term Parties,<br />

which are either free or discounted for<br />

members.<br />

Collegiality<br />

▶ The year commences with a selection of<br />

senior medical staff covering the shifts<br />

of Junior Medical Staff for the annual<br />

changeover party, an event that welcomes<br />

the new JMOs and farewells the old.<br />

▶ The year concludes with a sporting<br />

tournament between the two cohorts,<br />

culminating in an evening of reward,<br />

recognition and celebration of the year that<br />

was.<br />


52<br />

Growth<br />

▶ In February 2015, the NSW Government<br />

committed $368 million towards the<br />

redevelopment of Gosford Hospital which<br />

opened in 2018. In March 2015 the NSW<br />

Government committed $200 million for<br />

the redevelopment of Wyong Hospital,<br />

which is due to open in July <strong>2021</strong>.<br />

▶ The redevelopments consolidate existing<br />

services, expand clinical capacity for the<br />

future, and enable the introduction of new<br />

models of care.<br />

▶ With an expanding population on the<br />

Central Coast, these important hospital<br />

upgrades will help to meet the increasing<br />

needs of our diverse local community. Note,<br />

the newly redeveloped 11-storey Gosford<br />

Hospital opened in mid-2018. The Wyong<br />

redevelopment is scheduled to open in late<br />

<strong>2021</strong>.<br />

Opportunities<br />

▶ We have a number of JMOs sitting on<br />

hospital and district committees, providing<br />

JMOs with a voice on these committees as<br />

well as an understanding of the workings<br />

of committees, beneficial to future job<br />

applications.<br />

▶ All JMOs are involved in hospital committees,<br />

and can provide feedback through their<br />

representatives on committees such as<br />

the Junior Medical Officer Quality and<br />

Safety Advisory Committee and the JMO<br />

Wellbeing Committee.<br />

Research<br />

▶ The Central Coast Local Health District aims<br />

to become a global leader in integrated<br />

medical research. We are building our<br />

research leadership and expanding our<br />

research capacity, striving to see research<br />

become core business in all aspects of<br />

healthcare.<br />

▶ We encourage staff to strive for innovation<br />

and apply their knowledge and skills to<br />

investigate new ways of delivering care.<br />

Guiding our efforts is the CCLHD 2017-<strong>2021</strong><br />

Research Plan, which is aimed at changing<br />

the way health care is delivered across the<br />

region. The Plan sets out a clear map of<br />

achieving the District’s ‘Caring for the Coast’<br />

strategy, focusing on key priorities around<br />

leadership, infrastructure, resources,<br />

training and collaboration.<br />

▶ Establishing a state-of-the-art Central<br />

Coast Medical School (CCMS) and Research<br />

Institute within a new Health & Wellbeing<br />

Precinct at Gosford Hospital is another<br />

significant step forward in paving the<br />

way for better health outcomes for our<br />

rapidly-growing community. Developed<br />

in partnership with the University of<br />

Newcastle, these centres of excellence will<br />

deliver world-class medical training and<br />

research on the Central Coast. They will<br />

have the capacity to transform the regional<br />

economy and develop new career pathways<br />

for health professionals in the region.<br />

LINKS<br />

Doctors’ day in May: https://www.youtube.com/<br />

watch?v=ocJZlFpes08<br />

A day in the life: https://www.youtube.com/<br />

watch?v=xO2oqBjWGdA<br />

<strong>2021</strong> CONTACT DETAILS<br />

Melissa Onysko<br />

Manager, Medical Workforce and Education<br />

Unit<br />

Phone: (02) 4320 3243<br />

Email: Melissa.Onysko@health.nsw.gov.au



80<br />

PREDICTED 2022<br />


* 10 of these positions are filled through<br />

the RPR pathway at Albury Hospital.<br />


St George Hospital, The Sutherland Hospital,<br />

Calvary Sydney Hospital, Justice Health (only<br />

from Term 4 to 5), Griffith Base Hospital, Albury<br />

Hospital<br />


St George<br />

Hospital<br />

Sutherland<br />

Hospital<br />

Calvary<br />

Health Care<br />

Griffith Base<br />

Hospital<br />

Aged care, Cardiology,<br />

Cardiothoracic Surgery, Breast/<br />

endocrine/ENT, Colorectal<br />

surgery, Emergency medicine,<br />

Gastroenterology, Haematology,<br />

General Medicine Unit/Drug &<br />

Alcohol, Liver surgery, Medical<br />

Assessment Unit, Neurology,<br />

Neurosurgery, Oncology,<br />

Orthopaedic Surgery, Plastic<br />

Surgery, Psychiatry, Radiation<br />

Oncology, Relief, Respiratory,<br />

Trauma Surgery, Upper GI Surgery,<br />

Urology, Vascular<br />

Aged Care, Aged Care Assessment<br />

Unit, Cardiology, Emergency<br />

Medicine, Gastroenterology,<br />

General Medicine, Orthopaedic<br />

Surgery, Psychiatry, Respiratory<br />

Medicine, Rehabilitation Medicine<br />

Rehabilitation Medicine<br />

General Surgery, Emergency<br />

Medicine<br />


▶ A program that excels at teaching<br />

and nurturing JMOs, giving them the<br />

opportunity to participate and contribute<br />

to teaching medical students as part of<br />

routine clinical practice.<br />

▶ A state-of-the-art Emergency Department<br />

and a new Acute Service Building<br />

▶ Excellent rotations including varied medical<br />

and surgical terms.<br />

▶ Numerous research projects available to<br />

JMOs, coupled to strong commitments to<br />

both clinical and laboratory based research<br />

within all departments and a very active<br />

Clinical Innovations team.<br />

▶ The Network provides advanced training in<br />

the majority of the medical specialties.<br />

▶ There is a very friendly, helpful and<br />

supportive JMO unit.<br />

<strong>2021</strong> CONTACT DETAILS<br />

Cathy Pastor<br />

Manager Medical Workforce Manager<br />

Phone: (02) 9113 2115<br />

Email: cathy.pastor@health.nsw.gov.au<br />

Jackie Theodorou<br />


NETWORK 9<br />

51<br />

PREDICTED 2022<br />


*12 of these will be given to Lismore Base<br />

Hospital through the Rural Preferential<br />

Recruitment pathway.<br />


Lismore Base Hospital, Prince of Wales<br />

Hospital, (and Royal Hospital for Women,<br />

Sydney Children’s Hospital*)<br />

*Not available PGY1<br />


Prince<br />

of Wales<br />

Hospital<br />

Lismore<br />

Hospital<br />

*PGY2 term only<br />

Acute Surgery, Cardiology,<br />

Cardiothoracic Surgery, Emergency,<br />

Gastroenterology and Hepatology,<br />

Geriatrics, Neurology, Neurosurgery,<br />

Orthopaedics, Relief, Surgical<br />

Oncology, General and Upper<br />

GI Surgery, Urology, Spinal,<br />

Rehabilitation Medicine, Colorectal<br />

Surgery, Psychiatry, Respiratory,<br />

Nephrology, Endocrinology/<br />

Rheumatology*, Ophthalmology*,<br />

ENT*, Infectious Disease/<br />

Immunology/HIV-AIDS*, Intensive<br />

Care*, Vascular Surgery*, Paediatrics*<br />

(RHW), Haematology*, Oncology*,<br />

Obstetrician & Gynaecology (SCHN)*<br />

Emergency, General Surgery,<br />

Orthopaedics, General Medicine,<br />

Geriatric Medicine, Cardiology,<br />

Renal, Haematology/ Oncology,<br />

Psychiatry, Relief, Acute and General<br />

Medicine, Respiratory, Vascular<br />

Surgery*, Haematology/Oncology*,<br />

Gastroenterology*, Paediatrics*,<br />

O&G*, Anaesthetics*, Intensive Care*<br />


Prince of Wales Hospital is a major teaching<br />

hospital and tertiary referral centre, providing<br />

excellent healthcare to South Eastern Sydney<br />


54<br />

and specialist health and medical services to<br />

New South Wales.<br />

We have 450 inpatient beds and almost 3,000<br />

staff. Each year we care for more than 58,000<br />

patients in our Emergency Department and<br />

around 50,000 patients are admitted to our<br />

Hospital. We also have a busy outpatient and<br />

rural outreach service and provide more than<br />

900,000 occasions of non-admitted patient<br />

care each year.<br />

Our hospital is affiliated with various<br />

Universities and premier medical teaching<br />

facilities which enables our staff to provide<br />

excellence in healthcare in conjunction with<br />

our commitment to quality clinical teaching<br />

and leading medical research.<br />


▶ A new Acute Services Building for Prince<br />

of Wales Hospital is being built on the<br />

existing Randwick Hospitals’ Campus that<br />

will include expanded adult emergency<br />

department, intensive care unit and<br />

psychiatric emergency care centre.<br />

▶ Centrally located and well serviced by public<br />

transport. The new light rail right in front of<br />

the hospital and also very close to Coogee<br />

Beach.<br />

▶ Protected formal education program for<br />

Interns and many other formal education<br />

sessions.<br />

▶ Strong commitment to clinical research<br />

within departments and a very active<br />

Clinical Innovations team.<br />

▶ Specialty terms at Sydney Children’s<br />

hospital and Royal Hospital for Women to<br />

allow for those interested in paediatric and<br />

O&G respectively to get experience at JMO<br />

level.<br />

▶ A very friendly, helpful and supportive<br />

Medical Workforce and Education Unit.<br />

<strong>2021</strong> CONTACT DETAILS<br />

Daniel Gialouris<br />

Operations Manager – Medical Workforce Unit<br />

Phone: (02) 9382 8238<br />

Email: Daniel.Gialouris@health.nsw.gov.au<br />

Corinna Weiss<br />

JMO Manager<br />

Phone: (02) 9382 2111<br />

Email: Corinna.Weiss@health.nsw.gov.au<br />



56<br />

PREDICTED 2022<br />


* 25 of these positions are filled through<br />

the RPR pathway at Wagga.<br />


St Vincent’s Hospital Sydney, St Vincent’s<br />

Private Hospital, Mater Hospital Sydney*,<br />

Wagga Wagga Base Hospital, Calvary Riverina<br />

Healthcare*<br />

*No rotations in PGY1<br />


St<br />

Vincent’s<br />

Hospital<br />

St<br />

Vincent’s<br />

Private<br />

Hospital<br />

Wagga<br />

Wagga<br />

Hospital<br />

*PGY2 term only<br />

Geriatrics, Neurology, Respiratory<br />

Medicine, Gastroenterology,<br />

Palliative Care, Thoracic Surgery,<br />

Lung Transplant Medicine,<br />

Cardiology, Medical and Radiation<br />

Oncology, Drug and Alcohol,<br />

Cardiothoracic Surgery, General<br />

Surgery including Colorectal,<br />

Upper Gastrointestinal tract and<br />

Surgical Oncology, Orthopaedics,<br />

Urology/Gynaecology, Neurosurgery,<br />

Rehabilitation*, Emergency<br />

Medicine, Psychiatry, Relief,<br />

Haematology*, Intensive Care Unit*,<br />

HIV Medicine/ Infectious Disease/<br />

Immunology*<br />

Psychiatry, Head and Neck Surgery,<br />

Neurosurgery<br />

General Medicine, Rehabilitation<br />

Medicine, Geriatrics, General<br />

Surgery, Orthopaedics, Emergency<br />

Medicine, Psychiatry, Relief,<br />

Urology and ENT, GP Coolamon,<br />

Anaesthetics*, Intensive Care Unit*,<br />

Obstetrics and Gynaecology*,<br />

Pathology*, Radiology*<br />


St. Vincent’s Hospital is a major public teaching<br />

hospital and a principal tertiary referral<br />

hospital, which specialises in heart/lung<br />

transplantation, bone marrow transplantation,<br />

cardiology, oncology, HIV medicine, respiratory<br />

medicine, mental health and drug and alcohol<br />

services.<br />

There is a strong association with the Garvan<br />

Institute for Medical Research, the Victor<br />

Chang Institute for Cardiac Research and the

Kinghorn Cancer Centre. Centrally located in<br />

Darlinghurst, St. Vincent’s Hospital sits on the<br />

edge of Sydney’s business district, close to<br />

major transport and superb cafes.<br />


▶ Clinical exposure in a number of unique<br />

specialties such as transplant medicine.<br />

▶ We have an interesting demographic of<br />

patients offering Junior Medical Officers<br />

exposure to homeless health, Psychiatry,<br />

and those suffering from drugs of addiction.<br />

▶ A structured education program with:<br />

weekly teaching program (following the<br />

unified lecture series), Teaching on the<br />

Run, a JMO Mentoring Program, Peer Led<br />

Teaching, Surgical Skills labs and Simulation<br />

Sessions. Our hospital does not have<br />

Paediatrics or Obstetrics and Gynaecology.<br />

▶ Off site secondment terms for paediatrics<br />

are at Sydney Childrens and Canterbury<br />

Hospitals (for PGY2 only).<br />

▶ Obstetrics and Gynaecology is available at<br />

Wagga Wagga during PGY 2 year.<br />

▶ St Vincent’s has a long and proud history<br />

and is driven by the values of the Mary<br />

Aikenhead Ministries in all that we do for<br />

our patients and staff.<br />

<strong>2021</strong> CONTACT DETAILS<br />

Carolyn Marsh<br />

Executive Manager Medical Workforce<br />

Phone: (02) 8382 2935<br />

Email: Carolyn.Marsh@svha.org.au<br />

Lisa McCrohon<br />

JMO Manager<br />

Phone: (02) 8382 2934<br />

Email: Lisa.McCrohon@svha.org.au<br />


NETWORK 11<br />

74<br />

PREDICTED 2022<br />



Wollongong Hospital, Shoalhaven District<br />

Memorial Hospital (and Milton General<br />

Practice), Shellharbour Hospital, Bulli District<br />

Hospital, Port Kembla Hospital (and Coledale<br />

Hospital - PGY2 only)<br />


Wollongong<br />

Hospital<br />

Shoalhaven<br />

District<br />

Memorial<br />

Hospital<br />

Shellharbour<br />

Hospital<br />

Bulli District<br />

Hospital<br />

Coledale<br />

Hospital<br />

PGY1 Cardiology, Colorectal,<br />

Emergency, General Surgery,<br />

General Medicine, Geriatrics,<br />

Haematology, Medical<br />

Assessment Unit, Neurology/<br />

Stroke, Neurosurgery, Oncology,<br />

Orthopaedics, Otolaryngology,<br />

Plastics, Palliative Care,<br />

Psychiatry, Rehabilitation, Relief,<br />

Renal, Respiratory, Vascular PGY2<br />

Acute Surgical Unit, Anaesthetics,<br />

Anatomical Pathology, Cardiology,<br />

Emergency, Forensic Pathology,<br />

Gastroenterology/Endocrinology,<br />

Hospital in the Home, Infectious<br />

Diseases, Intensive Care (ICU),<br />

Medical Assessment Unit,<br />

Neurosurgery, Obstetrics &<br />

Gynaecology, Orthopaedics,<br />

Paediatrics, Psychiatry – Old Age,<br />

Radiation Oncology, Relief, Renal<br />

Medicine, Urology, Vascular<br />

PGY1<br />

Emergency, General Medicine,<br />

General Surgery, Rehabilitation<br />

Medicine, Emergency PGY2<br />

General Medicine, General<br />

Surgery, Geriatrics, Intensive<br />

Care Medicine/Coronary Care,<br />

Orthopaedics, Rehabilitation<br />

PGY1<br />

Emergency Medicine, General<br />

Medicine, Psychiatry<br />

PGY2<br />

AMAU Acute Medical Assessment,<br />

Emergency, General Medicine,<br />

General Surgery, Mental Health<br />

Rehabilitation, Psychiatry, Relief<br />

Geriatric Medicine (PGY1)<br />

Rehabilitation (PGY2)<br />


Port Kembla<br />

Hospital<br />

Rehabilitation (PGY1 & PGY2),<br />

Palliative Care (PGY2 only)<br />

Milton General Practice (PGY1)<br />

Ulladulla<br />

*PGY2 term only<br />


Affiliated with the University of Wollongong,<br />

Graduate School of Medicine, Wollongong<br />

Hospital and Shoalhaven District Memorial<br />

Hospital provides teaching and research<br />

opportunities with Professors in various<br />

fields of medicine. Wollongong Hospital has<br />

500 inpatient beds and most of the main<br />

specialties, with specialists and registrars<br />

who are keen to help interns and residents<br />

get onto their preferred training scheme. The<br />

network also has a regional environment,<br />

which provides learning and development in<br />

a friendly, supportive environment. All rotation<br />

hospitals, except the rural placement, are<br />

within 30 minutes of Wollongong, reducing<br />

commuting times.<br />


▶ Friendly and approachable consultants<br />

who are keen to teach and enjoy helping<br />

Junior Medical Officers progress past their<br />

residency years<br />

▶ Committed to JMOs Wellbeing<br />

▶ Supportive DPETs and JMO Services Team<br />

▶ Weekly intern and resident teaching<br />

sessions covering the various medical and<br />

surgical fields<br />

▶ Interns and Residents may have an<br />

opportunity to mentor a medical student<br />

and help with their clinical development<br />

▶ Research opportunities<br />

▶ The Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health<br />

District is nestled between the mountains<br />

and the sea on the stunning New South<br />

Wales South Coast. Many of our eight<br />

hospitals and community health facilities<br />

are within one hour and a half’s drive of<br />

Sydney, giving our employees access to city<br />

life in a semi-rural setting.<br />

▶ Commute times are short, childcare,<br />

housing and entertainment options are<br />

plentiful and affordable. When not at work,<br />

you can relax on some of the country’s<br />

best beaches, explore the stunning natural<br />

surroundings and nature trails or enjoy<br />

the local dining and adventure scene,<br />

all contributing to the perfect work-life<br />

balance.<br />

<strong>2021</strong> CONTACT DETAILS<br />

Jennifer Williams<br />

Manager Junior Medical Workforce Unit,<br />

Phone: (02) 4253 4659<br />

Email: jennifer.williams2@health.nsw.gov.au<br />


NETWORK 12<br />

125<br />

PREDICTED 2022<br />


*Of those 125 positions 20 will be RPR<br />

for Tamworth Rural Referral Hospital,<br />

10 for Manning Base Hospital and 8 for<br />

Maitland Hospital.<br />


Armidale Rural Referral Hospital, Belmont<br />

District Hospital, Calvary Mater Newcastle,<br />

Mental Health Services, John Hunter Hospital,<br />

The Maitland Hospital, Manning Rural Referral<br />

Hospital, Tamworth Rural Referral Hospital<br />


Armidale<br />

Hospital<br />

Belmont<br />

District<br />

Hospital<br />

Calvary<br />

Mater<br />

John<br />

Hunter<br />

Hospital<br />

General Medicine, Orthopaedic<br />

Surgery, Psychiatry*, Paediatrics*,<br />

General Surgery*<br />

Acute General Medicine, Cardiology,<br />

Addiction Medicine, Emergency,<br />

Surgery, Rehabilitation, Relief,<br />

Anaesthetics*<br />

Emergency, General Medicine,<br />

Gastroenterology, Radiation<br />

Oncology, Medical Oncology,<br />

Relief, Surgery, Cardiology, Clinical<br />

Haematology, Palliative Care<br />

Acute General Surgical, Trauma,<br />

Cardiology, Cardiothoracic<br />

Surgery, Gastroenterology, General<br />

Surgery, Upper Gastrointestinal<br />

Surgery, Rehabilitation/ Geriatric,<br />

Nephrology and Dialysis,<br />

Neurology, Neurosurgery, Infectious<br />

Disease, Respiratory, Medical<br />

Assessment and Coordination Unit,<br />

Ophthalmology, Drug and Alcohol,<br />

Dermatology, Rheumatology,<br />

General Medicine, Emergency,<br />

Relief, Obstetrics and Gynaecology,<br />

Orthopaedic, Vascular, Oral<br />

Maxillofacial and Ear Nose and<br />

Throat, Surgery Relief, Urology, C.L.<br />

Psychiatry*, Paediatrics, Paediatric<br />

Surgery*, Orthopaedic Paediatrics*,<br />

Clinical Governance*<br />


Maitland<br />

Hospital<br />

Manning<br />

Hospital<br />

Mental<br />

Health<br />

Services<br />

Tamworth<br />

Hospital<br />

*PGY2 term only<br />

Emergency, General Surgery,<br />

Medical Assessment Unit,<br />

Orthopaedics, Psychiatry, General<br />

Medicine, Relief, Paediatrics*,<br />

Obstetrics and Gynaecology *.<br />

General Medicine, General Surgery,<br />

Urology, Psychiatry, Emergency,<br />

Orthopaedics, Paediatrics*,<br />

Obstetrics and Gynaecology*,<br />

Intensive Care*<br />

Older persons Mental Health,<br />

Substance Use, General Mental<br />

Health Services<br />

Emergency, General Medicine,<br />

Neurology, Gastroenterology,<br />

Cardiology, Medical Oncology,<br />

Nephrology, Orthopaedics,<br />

Rehabilitation and Geriatrics, Relief,<br />

General Surgery, Urology, Psychiatry,<br />

Anaesthetics/ED*, Intensive Care<br />

Unit*, Paediatrics*, Obstetrics and<br />

Gynaecology<br />


Network 12 is the largest hospital network in<br />

NSW for Junior Medical Officers, with a wide<br />

range of hospitals. The main John Hunter<br />

complex includes The John Hunter Hospital<br />

(550 beds, a Level 1 Trauma Centre and Major<br />

Tertiary Referral Hospital for northern NSW),<br />

and John Hunter Children’s Hospital (100 beds).<br />

The John Hunter Emergency Department is<br />

the busiest Emergency Department in NSW.<br />

Regional and rural rotations include Maitland<br />

(45 minutes away), Tamworth (4 hours away),<br />

Taree (2 hours away) and Armidale (5 hours<br />

away) hospitals. Network 12 facilities are<br />

affiliated with the University of Newcastle and<br />

University of New England Medical Schools.<br />


▶ The pre-vocational JMO Unit is a helpful,<br />

approachable and well-organised team<br />

▶ Protected weekly teaching sessions are<br />

via video conference from John Hunter.<br />

Lectures are recorded to allow interns who<br />

are unable to attend in-person to view the<br />

lecture online and have the module added<br />

to their education transcript<br />

▶ JMOs will gain a broad range of experience<br />

from major centres, and rural hospitals<br />

▶ Network 12 includes a major children’s<br />

hospital for those interested in paediatrics<br />

<strong>2021</strong> CONTACT DETAILS<br />

Jeanette Chadban<br />

Manager, Prevocational JMO Network<br />

Phone: (02) 4985 3420<br />

Email: jeanette.chadban@hnehealth.nsw.gov.<br />

au<br />

132<br />

PREDICTED 2022<br />


*12 positions are filled through RPR at<br />

Coffs Harbour and 19 positions are filled<br />

through RPR at Orange.<br />


Auburn Hospital, Westmead Hospital,<br />

Westmead Children’s (PGY2 only), Coffs<br />

Harbour Health Campus (Based at Westmead),<br />

Blacktown/Mt Druitt (Based at Blacktown),<br />

Orange<br />


Auburn<br />

Hospital<br />

Westmead<br />

Hospital<br />

Coffs<br />

Harbour<br />

Health<br />

Campus<br />


NETWORK 13<br />

Emergency, General Medicine,<br />

Cardiology, General Surgery,<br />

Plastic Surgery<br />

Cardiology, General Surgery,<br />

Surgical Oncology, Head<br />

and Neck, Breast/ Endocrine<br />

Surgery, Colorectal Surgery,<br />

Upper Gastrointestinal Surgery,<br />

Haematology, Nephrology,<br />

Neurology, Radiation Oncology,<br />

Plastic Surgery, Relief, Surgical<br />

Transplant, Urology, Vascular<br />

Surgery, Cardiothoracic Surgery,<br />

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery,<br />

Gastroenterology<br />

Emergency, Medicine,<br />

Orthopaedics, Rehabilitation,<br />

General Surgery, Relief, Urology,<br />

Oncology/ Palliative Care<br />

Please note term swaps are available between<br />

Westmead and Blacktown Hospitals.<br />

Additional Rotations Available as RMO<br />

Drug and Alcohol, Infectious Diseases,<br />

Immunology, Intensive Care, Obstetrics and<br />

Gynaecology, Paediatrics, Palliative Care,<br />

Neurosurgical High Dependency, Radiation<br />

Oncology, Rehabilitation, Rheumatology, Oral/<br />

Maxillofacial Surgery, Trauma.<br />

We do not routinely have terms available in<br />

Anaesthetics at the Resident Medical Officer<br />

level, although from time to time individual<br />

terms may be negotiated.<br />


58<br />

Specific terms at Coffs Harbour vary from<br />

year to year from a mixture of General<br />

Medicine, General Surgery, Orthopaedics,<br />

and Emergency. Most general medical and<br />

surgical terms also have a specific speciality<br />

component.<br />


Westmead Hospital is a 975 bed tertiary referral<br />

centre and trauma hospital. The hospital is a<br />

centre for clinical research in all major fields<br />

of medical practice and leads the way in<br />

areas such as urology, renal transplantation<br />

surgery, neonatology, cancer, immunology,<br />

allergy medicine, and cardiology. The NSW<br />

Government has also granted and planned<br />

a large expansion of Westmead Hospital to<br />

approximately 2000 beds in the next 5 years.<br />

Auburn Hospital is a 200 bed acute-care<br />

hospital. The hospital is about 20 minutes from<br />

Westmead by car, while the Auburn Railway<br />

Station, just over 1km away, is a comfortable 15<br />

minute walk to the Hospital.<br />

The Children’s Hospital is the major paediatric<br />

specialist hospital in NSW, delivering health<br />

care in all of the medical and surgical<br />

subspecialties, as well as providing diagnostic,<br />

paramedical and technical support services<br />

for neonates, children and adolescents.<br />

Lastly, Coffs Harbour Base Hospital is a 200<br />

bed acute regional hospital within the North<br />

Coast Area Health Service. It is six hours by car<br />

from Westmead.<br />


▶ Westmead Hospital has access to virtually<br />

every speciality and provides huge options<br />

for all career pathways<br />

▶ There is exceptional admin support, many<br />

of the JMOs cherish this and do not want<br />

to let it go when they move on to further<br />

training<br />

▶ It is a major trauma centre in Western<br />

Sydney that gets exposure to a huge array<br />

of cases<br />

▶ There is exceptional learning that is well<br />

supported and supervised due to the<br />

affiliation with universities and the strong<br />

staff network<br />

▶ Never-ending opportunities in research<br />

(large number of affiliations), teaching<br />

and running tutorial groups for medical<br />

students if JMOs desire<br />

▶ Even if only for a rotation, Network 13<br />

provides opportunities for rural placements<br />

<strong>2021</strong> CONTACT DETAILS<br />

Ms Chandrika Param<br />

JMO Manager<br />

Phone: (02) 8890 6282<br />

Ms Katherine Hill<br />

Junior Medical Workforce Planning and<br />

Operations Manager<br />

Phone: (02) 88907013<br />



NETWORK 14<br />

64<br />

PREDICTED 2022<br />


*An approximation, subject to revision.<br />


Nepean Hospital (NH), Blue Mountains<br />

District ANZAC Memorial Hospital (BMDAMH),<br />

Hawkesbury District Health Service (HDHS),<br />

Lithgow Hospital (LH)<br />


Medicine: General Medicine (BMDAMH &<br />

HDHS), Cardiology, Endocrinology, Geriatrics,<br />

Gastroenterology, Haematology, Medical<br />

Assessment Unit, Neurology, Oncology/<br />

Radiation Oncology, Palliative Care/ Pain<br />

Service, Respiratory, Rehabilitation (NH &<br />

BMDAMH), Renal<br />

Surgery: Acute Surgical Unit, Breast/ Endocrine<br />

Surgery, Colorectal Surgery, ENT, General<br />

Surgery (HDHS), Neurosurgery, Orthopaedics,<br />

Plastics, Thoracic Surgery, Upper GI Surgery,<br />

Urology, Vascular Surgery<br />

Emergency Medicine: Emergency (NH &<br />

HDHS)<br />

Other (PGY2 only): Critical Care, Drug &<br />

Alcohol, Paediatrics, Psychiatry, Obstetrics<br />

& Gynaecology, Infectious Diseases, Sexual/<br />

Public Health, Rural Medicine (LH)<br />


Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District<br />

is responsible for providing community health<br />

and hospital care for people living in the Blue<br />

Mountains, Hawkesbury, Lithgow and Penrith<br />

Local Government Areas (LGAs) and tertiary<br />

care to residents of the Greater Western<br />


The Local Health District consists of both urban<br />

and semi-rural areas, covering almost 9,179<br />

square kilometres and an estimated resident<br />

population of almost 350,000 people.<br />

Nepean Hospital is located in Kingswood NSW,<br />

and is a 530 bed Tertiary Referral Hospital, 50<br />

km from the centre of Sydney and a 45 minute<br />

drive. It is a teaching hospital linked with the<br />

University of Sydney but hosts students from<br />

many different universities and disciplines. The<br />

services provided include medical disciplines,<br />

surgical specialities and a vast array of<br />

outpatient services (see terms available). The<br />

Emergency Department sees approximately<br />

72000 presentations per annum. A recent $550<br />

million redevelopment project is currently<br />

being undertaken to increase capacity by a<br />

further 200 beds, 10 operating theatres and an<br />

expansion of other services and departments.<br />

Hawkesbury District Health Service in Windsor<br />

NSW is a teaching hospital of the University of<br />

Notre Dame. It is a 131-bed healthcare facility<br />

operated by St John of God Health Care, and<br />

provides public patient services under a publicprivate<br />

partnership with the Nepean Blue<br />

Mountains Local Health District. They provide<br />

acute, community and allied health services<br />

for the local community and surrounding<br />

districts.<br />

The Blue Mountains District ANZAC<br />

Memorial Hospital is located in Katoomba. It<br />

is a 125- bed acute hospital with paediatrics,<br />

obstetrics, general surgery, general medicine,<br />

rehabilitation and Emergency medicine as<br />

well as outpatient services. JMOs are allocated<br />

to either General Medicine or Rehabilitation<br />

terms at this hospital and are provided with<br />

accommodation. In addition you will be able<br />

enjoy the local tourist attractions, which attract<br />

many overseas visitors.<br />

Lithgow Hospital is located in the historic<br />

township of Lithgow, one hour drive west<br />

of Penrith. It is a 46 bed public hospital that<br />

provides healthcare services to a rapidly<br />

expanding population in excess of 20 000<br />

people. It is also a rural teaching hospital for<br />

the University of Notre Dame. It has a 24-<br />

hour emergency department and provides<br />

inpatient services for obstetrics, general<br />

surgery, general medicine and radiology.<br />

Accommodation is provided to individuals<br />

who rotate to this facility, which is a PGY2-only<br />

ACRRM accredited term.<br />


▶ Previous JMOs have rated The Nepean<br />

Hospital as the most doctor-friendly<br />

allocation, and the workplace culture at<br />

NBMLHD is highly regarded.<br />

▶ The hospital is an innovative and exciting<br />

place to work and learn with opportunities<br />

for professional development and career<br />

growth through term allocations, practical<br />

experience and skills enhancement.<br />

▶ University clinics, Grand Rounds, weekly<br />

clinical meetings and tutorials provide<br />

education, training and professional<br />

development opportunities, as well as a<br />

Medical Education Officer dedicated to the<br />

Intern and Resident education program.<br />

▶ Interdisciplinary Education and Skills are<br />

encouraged and facilitated through the<br />

Education and Training Service, giving you<br />

the opportunity to learn with colleagues<br />

from Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health.<br />

▶ You have the opportunity to work with<br />

clinicians who are the leaders in their field.<br />

▶ The organisation has a strong commitment<br />

to research and teaching through a wellestablished<br />

national and international<br />

research program. Our research activities<br />

contribute directly to improved patient<br />

outcomes through advances in medicine,<br />

nursing, midwifery and other areas.<br />

▶ The Resident Medical Officers Association<br />

(RMOA) are active in planning social<br />

activities and providing a voice for JMOs on<br />

various hospital and network committees<br />

and the annual JMO Ball is a highlight<br />

of the social calendar each year. You can<br />

become part of the executive for the RMOA<br />

as positions are opened each year, or you<br />

can just become a member and enjoy the<br />

benefits.<br />

▶ JMOs working in Network 14 are also<br />

invited to apply for sponsorship to attend<br />

conferences and seminars outside the<br />

hospital.<br />

▶ When you are not learning the intricacies of<br />

healthcare and need to relax and unwind,<br />

local attractions and activities unique to the<br />

area include the Farm Gate Trail for Penrith<br />

and the Hawkesbury Regions as well as<br />

the natural wonders of the heritage listed<br />

Blue Mountains National Park. There are<br />

many sporting opportunities including the<br />

Penrith Whitewater Stadium, rugby league,<br />

soccer, netball, basketball and many other<br />

sports played in the area at senior and junior<br />

levels. The local Rugby League Team are<br />

the Penrith Panthers and the local Soccer<br />

Team are the Western Sydney Wanderers.<br />


For those not inclined to sport there are<br />

many art galleries and cafes throughout<br />

the region as well as the Joan Sutherland<br />

Performing Arts Centre which hosts a<br />

variety of performances and concerts.<br />

<strong>2021</strong> CONTACT DETAILS<br />

Sharon Kuipers<br />

JMO Manager<br />

Phone: (02) 4734 4367<br />

Email: Sharon.Kuipers@health.nsw.gov.au<br />


NETWORK 15<br />

55<br />

PREDICTED 2022<br />


*The number of predicted internship<br />

positions in 2022 is expected to be 55-60.<br />


Blacktown Hospital/Mt Druitt Hospital,<br />

Bathurst Base Hospital<br />


Blacktown<br />

/ Mt Druitt<br />

Hospital<br />

Bathurst<br />

Hospital<br />

*PGY2 term only<br />

Gastroenterology, Respiratory,<br />

Geriatrics, Endocrinology,<br />

Neurology, Infectious Diseases,<br />

Geriatrics, Rehabilitation, Cardiology,<br />

General Medicine, Colorectal<br />

Surgery, General and Vascular<br />

Surgery, Head and Neck Surgery,<br />

Urology, General & Cardiothoracic<br />

Surgery, Orthopaedics, Intensive<br />

Care*, Paediatrics*, Neonatology*,<br />

Obstetrics and Gynaecology*, Renal/<br />

Immunology*, Orthogeriatrics*,<br />

Emergency, Psychiatry, Adolescent<br />

Psychiatry<br />

General Medicine, General Surgery,<br />

Rehabilitation, Orthopaedics,<br />

Emergency, General Practice,<br />

Paediatrics*<br />

to residents in the Blacktown LGA. Each<br />

year, across the Blacktown and Mount Druitt<br />

Hospital Campuses there is treatment of more<br />

than 85000 people in Emergency Department,<br />

care of approximately 31,400 patients staying<br />

at least one night in hospital, performance of<br />

9900 surgical procedures, provision of 214000<br />

outpatient services and assistance with the<br />

birth of more than 3,700 babies.<br />

The second stage of the Expansion Project<br />

was completed in mid-2019 and includes<br />

expanded capacity for emergency, intensive<br />

care, theatres and women’s & children’s health.<br />

These state-of-the-art facilities together with<br />

the growth into a major teaching hospital, will<br />

transition Blacktown and Mount Druitt into<br />

one of the largest and digitally enabled public<br />

hospitals in NSW, and one of the nation’s<br />

leading health facilities. Our new facilities and<br />

services consist of:<br />

▶ New emergency department with<br />

more emergency and short stay beds<br />

and a new psychiatric emergency<br />

care service and dedicated unit in<br />

Emergency<br />

▶ New 24 bed intensive care unit<br />

▶ Eight new operating theatres and<br />

space for future expansion<br />

▶ New purpose-built wards for expanded<br />

birthing (with a wellness model of<br />

care), maternity, women’s health, and<br />

newborn care<br />

▶ New paediatric service with dedicated<br />

emergency department facilities, day<br />

▶<br />

stay and inpatient facilities<br />

Medical imaging, sterilising and nonclinical<br />

support services expansion<br />

▶ Contemporary new activity-based<br />

workspaces for support staff<br />

▶ Expanded haemodialysis unit for<br />

hospital inpatients<br />

60<br />


Blacktown Mount Druitt Hospital, a member<br />

of the Western Sydney Local Health District<br />

(WSLHD), is a culturally diverse leading tertiary<br />

care hospital, renowned internationally for<br />

excellence in patient care, training of healthcare<br />

professionals, research and innovation. The<br />

hospital is committed to providing the highest<br />

quality of health care to the people we serve in<br />

a compassionate and respectful manner.<br />

Blacktown Mount Druitt hospital works in a<br />

unique partnership to provide health care


Blacktown and Mount Druitt Hospital is big<br />

enough to provide Junior Medical Officers<br />

with all the training and exposure they need<br />

for progression into specialty careers while<br />

retaining the personal touch of care about<br />

each JMO that comes with being a growing<br />

hospital.<br />

▶ There is a highly motivated Prevocational<br />

Training and Workforce team that over the<br />

past year have provided everything from<br />

Advanced Life Saving courses, a new one<br />

on one direct mentoring program that links<br />

a consultant with every intern to guide<br />

their career choices, to onsite wellbeing<br />

massages!<br />

▶ Weekly teaching sessions are provided by<br />

consultants, video-conference between<br />

the campuses and are strictly protected as<br />

teaching time – no pagers!<br />

▶ Weekly grand rounds and departmental<br />

clinical meetings.<br />

▶ Blacktown Mt Druitt Hospital also has a<br />

strong affiliation with Western Sydney<br />

University and the opportunity to be<br />

involved with teaching and mentoring<br />

of medical students including conjoint<br />

appointments.<br />

▶<br />

Blacktown Hospital can offer the rotations<br />

required for entry into all specialty training<br />

programs, including the Obstetrics and<br />

Gynaecology and Paediatrics required for<br />

General Practice training.<br />

▶ Amenities include childcare on both<br />

campuses that gives preference to staff.<br />

Facilities for Resident Medical Officers<br />

include a separate JMO common room and<br />

JMO office, with locker facilities and access<br />

to the ED and WSU library. There is also<br />

an active RMO Association that organises<br />

social activities and advocates for JMOs.<br />

▶<br />

▶<br />

Blacktown and Mount Druitt are accredited<br />

for training for most specialties and are<br />

networked with Westmead Hospital for<br />

Surgical Skills Training, Basic Physician<br />

Training, Obstetrics and Gynaecology,<br />

Emergency Medicine, Intensive Care<br />

Medicine, Anaesthetics and Mental Health.<br />

Highly sought after rotations have also been<br />

established for Critical Care and vocational<br />

General Practice.<br />

Blacktown Mt Druitt is a major teaching<br />

hospital for the Western Sydney University<br />

School of Medicine. This partnership<br />

provides opportunities to join a thriving<br />

teaching community as a conjoint<br />

appointment, as well as access to an active,<br />

clinical research network with a multitude<br />

of research opportunities.<br />

<strong>2021</strong> CONTACT DETAILS<br />

Paresh Agarwal<br />

JMO Manager<br />

Phone: (02) 9881 8616<br />

Email: Wslhd-bmdhmedicalworkforce@<br />

health.nsw.gov.au<br />

Dr Katrina Chau<br />

Co-Director of Prevocational Training<br />

Email: Katrina.Chau@health.nsw.gov.au<br />

Dr Jeremy Brown<br />

Co-Director of Prevocational Training<br />

Email: Jeremy.Brown@health.nsw.gov.au<br />



▶ NT AMA<br />

▶ NT New Graduate<br />

Perspective<br />

▶ NT Overview<br />

▶ NT Rural Training<br />

▶ Royal Darwin Hospital<br />

▶ Alice Springs Hospital

NT AMA<br />

Welcome to health care in the Northern Territory and Congratulations on your decision to have<br />

an exciting and stimulating professional and social experience. I would urge you in your spare<br />

time to explore the beautiful natural wonders of the NT such as Kakadu, Katherine Gorge, the<br />

MacDonnell Ranges and Uluru.<br />

Young doctors that I have regularly spoken to in the NT comment on the rich experiences in<br />

medicine that they have had exposure to along with the satisfaction of improving the health of<br />

Indigenous Territorians both in the Hospital and the Community.<br />

Australian Medical Association Northern Territory has a strong and proud history of advocacy<br />

in Indigenous and other health issues both within the NT and nationally. As an example, recent<br />

efforts by AMA NT, in association with AMA Indigenous Health Task Force, to address the appalling<br />

health issue of Rheumatic Heart Disease in the Indigenous population of the NT, has resulted<br />

in the formation of the national END RHD coalition to strategically address this health issue on<br />

a national level. A further welcome development was the decision by the Federal Government,<br />

after lobbying by END RHD and AMA NT among others, to devote $35 million dollars to develop<br />

a vaccine to provide this disease. AMA NT has also been very active in working with the NT<br />

Government on issues such as alcohol policy and law reform. AMA NT publishes a quarterly<br />

newsletter for members that reports on the work done by AMA NT and national health issues as<br />

well as important information that would assist members. Please contact AMA NT to view the<br />

most recent edition.<br />

Anyone seeking further information about any of the above issues should contact Fiona<br />

Thompson, CEO of AMA NT, at the address listed below.<br />

Best Wishes,<br />

A/Prof Rob Parker<br />

President AMA NT<br />




Congratulations final year students on reaching an important milestone in<br />

your journeys - intern applications!<br />

The Northern Territory is a truly unique location to undertake your internship. The<br />

Territory has two health services, the Top End Health Service (Royal Darwin Hospital,<br />

Palmerston Hospital, Katherine Hospital & Gove District Hospital) and Central Australia Health<br />

Service (Alice Springs Hospital & Tennant Creek Hospital). It is worth googling some of these locations<br />

to gain an appreciation for the reach of these Health Services and some of the exciting places you<br />

could end up practising at!<br />

As interns at Central Australia Health Service, we help look after patients from a catchment<br />

area close to one-sixth of the landmass of Australia. The patient cohort in Central Australia<br />

is predominantly Aboriginal Australians from a number of different language groups including<br />

Arrernte, Luritja, Pitjantjatjara and Warlpiri. At the Top End Health Service, Aboriginal Australians<br />

make up just over half of the presentations.<br />

In the Territory our patients are sicker, younger and present later. I’ve come to have a greater<br />

appreciation of just how much the social determinants of health impact peoples’ quantity and<br />

quality of life. For those inclined, there are opportunities to shadow the retrieval medics out to remote<br />

communities to gain firsthand experience of these determinants in action.<br />

Medically, you’ll see diseases that you don’t see in other parts of Australia, including acute rheumatic<br />

fever, rheumatic heart disease, tuberculosis, crusted scabies, malnutrition, penetrating trauma and<br />

end stage bronchiectasis in 20 year olds and up north you’ll see tropical diseases including melioidosis<br />

and disseminated crypticoccosis. The opportunities for those interested in rural and remote medicine,<br />

infectious diseases, tropical medicine and indigenous health are endless!<br />

On weekends and days off there is so much to explore. If you’re based out of Darwin then Katherine,<br />

Kakadu & Litchfield are all within driving distance. In Alice, the MacDonnell Ranges are literally on<br />

your doorstep and Uluru is just a weekend road trip away. Both locations offer opportunities to camp,<br />

hike, 4WD and swim in secluded waterholes.<br />

So if you’re looking for a balanced year that will develop you personally and professionally, perhaps<br />

this might be the internship for you.<br />

Hope to see you in the Northern Territory!<br />

Dr Haydn Dodds<br />

Royal Darwin Hospital (PGY2)<br />




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Are you interested in rural health, tropical<br />

medicine or indigenous health? Are you<br />

looking for challenges and opportunities in<br />

your medical career, in a relaxed and friendly<br />

environment? If you answered ‘yes’ to any of<br />

these, the Northern Territory is the place for<br />

you!<br />

The Northern Territory offers a great lifestyle,<br />

spectacular geography and unique medical<br />

opportunities not available elsewhere in<br />

Australia. Working in Northern Territory<br />

Hospitals offers broad clinical experience and<br />

opportunities to improve practical skills in all<br />

specialty areas. Territory Hospitals provide<br />

a range of services often not seen in similar<br />

sized hospitals due to the wide range of<br />

medical conditions, cross-cultural blend of<br />

patients, and combination of rural and remote<br />

locations. Our hospitals also have a strong<br />

focus on medical education and training, and<br />

employment packages can include specific<br />

training programs and rotations.<br />

Alice Springs and Royal Darwin Hospitals are<br />

teaching hospitals, with strong links to the<br />

Flinders University NT Medical Program and<br />

James Cook University Medical School, and<br />

provide a comprehensive training program for<br />

junior medical officers. You will be expected<br />

to attend weekly protected training sessions<br />

tailored to immediate needs as well as covering<br />

broader areas of professional development.<br />

In each of the terms you undertake during<br />

the year, you will receive weekly formal and<br />

informal teaching sessions from consultants<br />

and registrars. Most departments will have<br />

formal grand rounds, journal clubs and specific<br />

sessions such as radiology meetings each<br />

week, and you will be supported to attend<br />

these.<br />

There is a general focus for training and<br />

experience in PGY1 and PGY2, enabling you<br />

to consolidate your knowledge, skills and<br />

experience, as well as providing you with<br />

opportunities to explore potential careers. The<br />

training and experiences in these two years<br />

follow the Australian Curriculum Framework<br />

for Junior Doctors. In PGY2 and beyond you will<br />

be offered the opportunity to follow pathways<br />

that prepare you for vocational training<br />

programs. Opportunities for rural and remote<br />

practice are a key feature of these pathways.<br />

Junior Doctors are encouraged to attend regular<br />

education and up-skilling sessions covering<br />

broad areas of professional development.<br />

In addition, all our junior doctors receive a<br />

profession training allowance paid fortnightly<br />

to support individual training needs. Territory<br />

hospitals provide a comprehensive training<br />

program for junior medical officers.<br />


When the application is open, go to this link<br />

and search for “Intern” https://jobs.nt.gov.au/<br />

Home/Search<br />


Applications Open: May 4 th , <strong>2021</strong><br />

Applications Close: June 3 rd , <strong>2021</strong><br />

What you need to have ready prior to<br />

commencing the application:<br />

▶ Have the names and contact details of three<br />

referees (including email address) who are<br />

able to provide a workplace assessment in a<br />

timely manner to support your application<br />

▶ Have your Medical Intern Placement<br />

Number (MIPN), Student number, passport<br />

number and details, visa status and Expiry<br />

date where applicable<br />

▶ Names of the last secondary school<br />

and university you attended and year of<br />

graduation<br />

▶ If you are a NT Scholarship holder you will<br />

need your most recent course receipt to be<br />

attached to your CV<br />

▶ If you identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait<br />

Islander you will need to complete the<br />

Statutory Declaration provided in the link<br />

on the application and attach it to your CV

NT RURAL<br />


There are no dedicated rural internship programs in the Northern Territory, however the Northern<br />

Territory has a strong focus on generalism in their training programs, with the opportunity for<br />

interns to explore careers in rural and remote settings. <strong>Internship</strong>s are available at the Royal<br />

Darwin Hospital and Alice Springs Hospital.<br />


Northern Territory Department of Health<br />

Phone: (08) 89 9928362<br />

Email: InternsNT.DoH@nt.gov.au<br />

Website: https://health.nt.gov.au/professionals/medical-officers/medical-officers-recruitment/<br />

interns<br />



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Royal Darwin Hospital, Palmerston Regional<br />

Hospital, Katherine Hospital, Gove District<br />

Hospital<br />

PGY2+ sites: all above, and Darwin Private<br />

Hospital<br />


General Medicine, General Surgery, Emergency<br />

medicine, Renal, Cardiology, Paediatrics,<br />

Maxillofacial surgery, Vascular surgery, Gove<br />

District Hospital (half ED, half Medicine), and<br />

General Medicine at Palmerston Regional<br />

Hospital<br />


The Royal Darwin Hospital has approximately<br />

363 beds and more than 1 700 staff and provides<br />

a broad range of services in all specialty areas<br />

to the Darwin urban population as well as<br />

serving as a referral centre to the Top End<br />

of the Northern Territory, Western Australia<br />

and South-East Asia. The Top End population<br />

serviced by the hospital is approximately<br />

150,000.<br />

Royal Darwin Hospital is the largest teaching<br />

hospital in the Northern Territory and is also<br />

recognised as Australia’s National Critical Care<br />

and Trauma Response Centre. The hospital’s<br />

vision is to be recognised locally, nationally<br />

and internationally as a centre of excellence for<br />

the provision of high quality healthcare to the<br />

community and to fulfil its role as the National<br />

Critical Care and Trauma Response Centre.<br />


▶ Weekly protected specific Intern training<br />

▶ Strong focus on Indigenous Health,<br />

infectious diseases/tropical medicine<br />

▶ Formal and informal teaching within<br />

rotations from consultants and registrars<br />

▶ Weekly hospital grand rounds<br />

▶ Top End Medical Society that offers peer<br />

support and organises regular social events<br />

▶ On-site recreational facilities including gym,<br />

squash courts and 25m outdoor pool<br />

<strong>2021</strong> CONTACT DETAILS<br />

Junior Medical Officer Workforce Coordinator<br />

Email: hospitaldoctors@nt.gov.au<br />

RDH JMO Workforce Consultant<br />

Email: RDHJMOWorkforce.DoH@nt.gov.au<br />

Medical Education Unit THS<br />

Email: MedicalEducationUnit.THS@nt.gov.au<br />



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Alice Springs Hospital and Tennant Creek<br />

Hospital<br />

PGY2+ sites: all above, and Darwin Private<br />

Hospital<br />


There are 4 rotations of 3 months duration.<br />

Rotations are core and non-core rotations<br />

covering Emergency Medicine, General<br />

Medicine, General Surgery, Renal, (all core<br />

rotations) plus Paediatrics, Orthopaedics,<br />

Intensive Care Medicine and Tennant Creek<br />

Hospital.<br />


Alice Springs Hospital is a 189 bed teaching<br />

hospital affiliated with the Flinders University in<br />

South Australia and Charles Darwin University<br />

in Darwin. It is the only major hospital covering<br />

a catchment area of over a million square km.<br />

There is strong focus on Indigenous and<br />

remote health as a result of such a dispersed<br />

population. Over two thirds of acute admissions<br />

are Aboriginal people both from town and<br />

remote communities and we see a wide range<br />

of infectious disease. Cultural, language and<br />

communication issues also impact on our<br />

work. Our medicine is complex, including good<br />

old-fashioned “hands-on” care of arguably<br />

one of the sickest populations in Australia.<br />

Local services are supplemented by visiting<br />

specialists and a small number of patients are<br />

transferred out for problems requiring high<br />

level tertiary services.<br />

positions available. Some are streamed places<br />

into “Acute stream” (ED/ ICU/Anaesthetics),<br />

“Medical stream” (General Medicine, Addiction<br />

Medicine, Renal Medicine, Continued Care<br />

Medicine and Emergency Medicine)<br />

“Rural Generalist/General Practice” (O&G,<br />

Anaesthetics, Paediatrics, Emergency<br />

Medicine). Many senior staff here started as<br />

students, interns, RMOs or as registrars and<br />

chose to come back as specialists.<br />


▶ Unique working and living environment<br />

with an emphasis on outdoor activities and<br />

the arts<br />

▶ Alice Springs is surrounded by spectacular<br />

gorges and waterholes, accessible by road,<br />

walking trails and bicycle tracks<br />

▶ Many galleries, alfresco cafes, restaurants<br />

and bars, and all manner of sport and<br />

fitness clubs<br />

▶ Resident population of 28,000 and a<br />

regional population of 45,000, with 600,000<br />

visitors per year.<br />

▶ Alice Springs Hospital has an active<br />

clinical training program and provides<br />

excellent clinical training opportunities<br />

and experience relevant to rural generalist<br />

practice<br />

▶ Alice Springs Hospital boasts an active<br />

social life<br />

<strong>2021</strong> CONTACT DETAILS<br />

Annabel Tyne<br />

Medical Education Officer<br />

Phone: (08) 8951 7828<br />

Email: CAHSMedicalEducation.Unit@nt.gov.<br />

au<br />

The hospital has an active education<br />

programme supported by award winning<br />

medical educators operating from a new, state<br />

of the art teaching and training facility on the<br />

Alice Springs Hospital campus. Alice Springs<br />

Hospital is accredited for diploma and terms<br />

in specialist training by ACEM, ACRRM, ANZCA,<br />

CICM, RACGP, RACP (adults and paediatrics),<br />


Many of our junior doctors stay on for postgraduate<br />

training and there are 53 resident

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TO KNOW<br />



▶ QLD AMA<br />

▶ QLD New Graduate<br />

Perspectives<br />

▶ QLD Overview<br />

▶ QLD Rural Training<br />

▶ QLD Hospital Health Check<br />

Survey<br />

▶ Bundaberg Hospital<br />

▶ Caboolture Hospital<br />

▶ Cairns Hospital<br />

▶ Gold Coast Health Service<br />

▶ Hervey Bay Hospital<br />

▶ Ipswich Hospital<br />

▶ Logan Hospital<br />

▶ Mackay Hospital<br />

▶ Mater Health Service<br />

▶ Mt Isa Hospital<br />

▶ Sunshine Coast University<br />

Hospital<br />

▶ Prince Charles Hospital<br />

▶ Princess Alexandra<br />

Hospital<br />

▶ Queen Elizabeth II Jubilee<br />

Hospital<br />

▶ Redcliffe Hospital<br />

▶ Rockhamption Hospital<br />

▶ Royal Brisbane and<br />

Women’s Hospital<br />

▶ Toowoomba Hospital<br />

▶ Townsville Hospital<br />


QLD AMA<br />

The culmination of your dedication…<br />

Firstly, and most importantly, my congratulations to you on making it to this last stage of your<br />

degree. I appreciate the long road you have traversed from the first day of medical school to<br />

now.<br />

Going through medical school is a tough journey. You thoroughly deserve the accolades and<br />

approbation that will be bestowed upon you towards the end of the year.<br />

Your dream is about to become a reality. Like myself, some of you may have dreamt of becoming<br />

a doctor at a very young age, legendary peers or medical family members may have influenced<br />

others, and others may have chosen this career because you knew you had it in you to make a<br />

difference. Your upcoming intern year marks a new beginning in your lives. It is perfectly normal<br />

to experience the mixed emotions of jubilation for having made it, and apprehension as you face<br />

unknown challenges in navigating your new role and putting into practice everything you’ve<br />

learned.<br />

The great Nelson Mandela said, “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use<br />

to change the world”. Strong words for you to reflect on! Please remember that qualifying as<br />

a doctor may be the end of medical school, but is just the beginning of a journey of life-long<br />

learning.<br />

Your studies will provide you with the basic skills and experiences that will start you off right<br />

in your career. The friends you have made in medical school will stay with you throughout life.<br />

But you will continue learning and building newer and bigger networks. That is the nature of<br />

medicine. The AMA is a crucial part of your bigger network.<br />

When I reflect back on my time as an intern, one of the good things about this stage of your<br />

career is that no one expects you to have all the answers, so take the opportunity to ask, watch<br />

and learn. Take time to reflect on what you see and learn, and each day consolidate your learning<br />

both from both good experiences and also challenging ones.<br />

At AMA Queensland, we understand the numerous challenges ahead of you as you start your<br />

working life as a doctor – the challenges of career progression, the need for certainty of training,<br />

appropriate industrial arrangements and safe working conditions, and the government policies<br />

that affect you – all of which impact on the balancing of a rewarding day’s work together with a<br />

satisfying home and social life.<br />

A doctor cannot practice effectively without a working knowledge about and support with<br />

industrial relations, human relations, the laws surrounding medical practice and ongoing<br />

education. AMA Queensland is focused on providing this support to its members, so that you<br />

can be confident and unhindered in providing high quality care to your patients.<br />

Ahead of your intern year, attend the AMA Queensland free Intern readiness workshops in<br />

Brisbane, Gold Coast and Townsville. These workshops will provide you with practical tips to help<br />

you feel confident as you transition from student to medical practitioner. You can also attend<br />

our free doctor-in-training seminars and the AMA Queensland annual Junior Doctor Conference.<br />

Keep an eye on our website at www.amaq.com.au and social media platforms for registration<br />

information and further updates.<br />


During your intern year, we will provide you with workplace support to ease the transition, and our<br />

team will help you navigate any problems with rosters, overtime, overpayment or underpayment,<br />

bullying and harassment.<br />

We also negotiate your employment agreement during your Resident Medical Officer (RMO)<br />

years and make sure you get the terms, conditions and salary that you deserve.<br />

AMA Queensland is the only organisation that does all of this for you. That is why I first joined the<br />

AMA and that is why I have remained with the organisation for over 43 years.<br />

I hope that your time as a prevocational trainee is exciting, fulfilling and rewarding. It will be over<br />

before you know it and soon you will be passing on your wisdom and experience to the next<br />

generation of young doctors.<br />

The AMA is your Association and as the next generation of doctors, I commend it to you.<br />

Best Wishes,<br />

Dr Brett Dale<br />

President AMA QLD<br />

Ph: (08) 8981 7479<br />

Fax: (08) 8941 0937<br />

Email: amant@amant.com.au<br />

PO Box 2299, PARAP NT 0804<br />

Unit 2/24 Parap Road, PARAP NT 0820<br />

www.amant.com.au<br />




Congratulations Class of <strong>2021</strong> on almost reaching the end of medical<br />

school! It is an incredible achievement and something which you should<br />

be very proud of. Having walked in your shoes just last year I understand that<br />

you may be feeling a mix of excited and nervous about commencing this next<br />

chapter of your medical career.<br />

This year I am an intern at Gold Coast University Hospital and have loved my experience there<br />

so far. Both the clinical and administration staff have been incredibly supportive and I’ve felt very<br />

welcomed and well supported. While you’ll receive a lot of specific tips and tricks for each term you<br />

undertake closer to next year, here are a few things I’ve learned along my first few months.<br />

<strong>Internship</strong> is definitely a challenging (yet very rewarding) year and you’ll have many ups<br />

and downs. You’ll type notes, fill out forms, request orders, write discharge summaries<br />

and scripts all while spending what seems like half the day on the phone. Yes, there is a lot of<br />

administration work but there’s also a lot of medicine involved too. You’ll be making decisions and in<br />

some cases, you’re the first doctor on the scene when there’s a MET call on your ward. Uncertainty in<br />

medicine is a part of the job, but you’ll learn an incredible amount.<br />

Be prepared to make mistakes. Nobody is expecting you to be perfect, but at the same time, if you<br />

aren’t sure what to do, ask for help. I certainly have asked my fair share of questions this year. Make<br />

sure you introduce yourself to the nursing, allied health and administrative staff on the wards. Politely<br />

explain that you’re a new intern, be kind, helpful and willing to learn.<br />

The good news is, you’re not riding this alone. While they may not be on the exact same rollercoaster<br />

as you, your fellow interns will be having similar experiences. Talk to each other, help out your friends<br />

when they’re swamped with jobs and you’re having a lighter day, and catch up with each other after<br />

work. On top of this remember to look out for and teach your medical students (who will soon be<br />

your colleagues). Be the doctor that you wish you had teaching you as a medical student.<br />

With the hospital being such a busy place, you will likely spend a lot more time on the ward with your<br />

patients than some of the more senior doctors do. Be kind to your patients and make an effort to<br />

listen to their stories and get to know them. After all, “at the end of the day people won’t remember<br />

what you said or did, they will remember how you made them feel.”<br />

As you no doubt have heard during medical school, it’s important to keep hobbies outside of medicine<br />

and this advice holds just as true as a junior doctor. Admittedly while full-time work, weekend, and<br />

night shifts may make it more challenging to coordinate time-off with your friends, make sure you<br />

keep up that rock-climbing or kayaking hobby and enjoy your time away from work!<br />


The Queensland ballot process is arguably less stressful for graduating doctors than the merit-based<br />

systems of some other states. With it being random, while many of you will receive your first or second<br />

preference, some of you will not and potentially could receive even your last preference. Remember,<br />

there is a rollback-process so it is advantageous to list your preferences in the actual order you would<br />

like them (rather than trying to ‘beat the system’ like you did for med school placements). Check-out<br />

the Queensland Health resources to make sure you understand how the system works and put the<br />

key dates (such as the rollback) in your calendar so you don’t miss the important<br />

deadlines or phone calls.<br />

Dr Rhys Harris<br />

Gold Coast University Hospital (PGY1)<br />



Perhaps the greatest<br />

thing about Queensland<br />

is the wide variety of<br />

opportunities available to<br />

its residents. For doctors, a<br />

relaxed lifestyle and affordable<br />

Queenslander-style homes pair well<br />

with high-quality teaching and a strong health<br />

focus in our state. The people of Queensland<br />

enjoy a blessed outdoor lifestyle with worldclass<br />

beaches and waterways,national<br />

parks, rainforests, tropical reefs, as well as an<br />

awesome climate with more winter sunshine<br />

and warmth than most other Australian states.<br />

In QLD, Queensland Health coordinates the<br />

recruitment of interns in all Hospital and<br />

Health services across the state, via a central<br />

online application portal. For all group A<br />

applicants (see priority listings), graduates are<br />

guaranteed an internship offer. Offers for these<br />

applicants are allocated via random ballot<br />

based on hospital preferences. Applicants<br />

from other groups are not guaranteed offers,<br />

and allocation is determined via individual<br />

merit selection processes.<br />

Interns are required to undertake a paid<br />

orientation program 5 working days prior to<br />

the start of term.<br />

https://www.health.qld.gov.au/employment/<br />

work-for-us/clinical/medical/recruitment/<br />

intern<br />


Applications can only be submitted via the<br />

online application portal on the Queensland<br />

Health website (no written applications will<br />

be accepted). The form enables submission of<br />

hospital preferences (1-18) for all participating<br />

hospitals. You need to provide all supporting<br />

documentation at the point of application.<br />

Group A applicants are further allowed to apply<br />

for special consideration, late starts, joint ticket<br />

applications, hospital transfers, and hospital<br />

allocation swaps. Please see the Queensland<br />

Health website for more information.<br />


Applicants fall under one of four categories.<br />

Group A graduates are guaranteed an<br />

internship position in Queensland, whilst<br />

groups B, C, and D are not (please note that<br />

there is no sequential preference between<br />

groups B-D).<br />

GROUP<br />

GROUP A<br />

GROUP B<br />

GROUP C<br />

GROUP D<br />


Medical graduates of Queensland<br />

universities who are Australia/<br />

New Zealand citizens or Australian<br />

permanent residents<br />

Medical graduates of Australian<br />

(interstate) or New Zealand<br />

universities who are Australian/<br />

New Zealand citizens or Australian<br />

permanent residents<br />

Medical graduates of Australian<br />

or New Zealand universities who<br />

are NOT Australian / New Zealand<br />

citizens or Australian permanent<br />

residents who need to obtain a visa<br />

to work in Australia<br />

Medical graduates of AMC accredited<br />

universities located outside of<br />

Australia or New Zealand<br />


▶ Queensland Rural Generalist pathway<br />

applications: 2 nd March <strong>2021</strong> - March 16 th <strong>2021</strong><br />

(note that these have already closed)<br />

▶ General intern applications (all groups A-D):<br />

May 4 th - June 3 rd <strong>2021</strong><br />

▶ Round 1 offers (Group A and Queensland<br />

Rural Generalist pathway candidates): July<br />

12 <strong>2021</strong> (via email). Accept or decline by July<br />

14 th . Roll-back process from July 16 th .<br />

▶ Re-preferencing opportunity July 16 th - July<br />

18 th <strong>2021</strong><br />

▶ Position status report will show automatic<br />

updates of locations/number of positions<br />

available to ‘Not guaranteed offer graduates.’<br />

▶ ‘Not guaranteed offer graduates’ have the<br />

option to make changes to their hospital<br />

preferences online<br />

▶ Round 2 offers (Groups B-D): July 28 th via<br />

online application article<br />

▶ Open round (remaining candidates): From<br />

August 16 th <strong>2021</strong><br />

▶ For more information please see the official<br />

Queensland Health site (‘Campaign dates’<br />

page).<br />





The Queensland Rural Generalist Pathway<br />

(QRGP) offers graduating medical students<br />

the opportunity to explore a wide variety of<br />

clinical training and develop the advanced<br />

skill set required to support the health needs<br />

of rural communities. Applications for the 2022<br />

QRGP opened 2 nd March <strong>2021</strong> and closed 16 th<br />

March <strong>2021</strong>.<br />

During Intern and Junior House Officer<br />

(JHO) years, trainees will work in one of the<br />

dedicated training hospitals including Cairns,<br />

Townsville, Mackay, Rockhampton, Bundaberg,<br />

Hervey Bay, Ipswich, Toowoomba, Redcliffe,<br />

Caboolture, Logan, Sunshine Coast University<br />

Hospital, Redland, and Mount Isa.<br />

Selection into the pathway includes a written<br />

application and, if shortlisted, an interview<br />

where candidates need to demonstrate they<br />

are prepared for and motivated to live and work<br />

as rural generalists in a rural community. The<br />

pathway usually takes 5-6 years to complete<br />

and offers all trainees mentoring, support and<br />

career navigation for the duration.<br />



2022:<br />






















5<br />

5<br />

10<br />

5<br />

TOTAL 65<br />

Eligibility criteria and other important<br />

information can be found at: http://<br />

ruralgeneralist.qld.gov.au/join-the-pathway/<br />

Rural Generalist Intern Application guide<br />

can be found at: https://ruralgeneralist.qld.<br />

gov.au/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/QRGP_<br />

Application-<strong>Guide</strong>_Sept20-1.pdf<br />

CONTACT:<br />

Queensland Rural Generalist Pathway, Darling<br />

Downs Hospital and Health Service, PO Box<br />

405<br />

Toowoomba<br />

Phone: 1800 680 291<br />

Email: rural_generalist@health.qld.gov.au<br />

All of the hospitals for RG students offer general<br />

internship places as well, open to all medical<br />

graduates. Preference for places is given as per<br />

the Category system for all QLD internships.<br />




In 2010, the AMA Queensland Council of Doctors in Training (AMAQ CDT) surveyed Resident<br />

Medical Officers (including interns, junior house officers, and senior house officers) to evaluate<br />

the state of RMO employment in Queensland, and compare hospitals across the state.<br />

In 2019, the RHHC survey achieved a 43% participation increase - the highest participation yet.<br />

A total of 882 junior doctors across 19 Hospital and Health Services responded to the survey,<br />

representing approximately 38% of Queensland’s 2,313 eligible Resident Medical Officers (RMOs).<br />

Where insufficient data was obtained from a single hospital to make a fair assessment, the data<br />

was merged with other hospitals based on geography, and which Hospital and Health Service<br />

(HHS) that hospital belonged to.<br />

To view the complete results of the 2019 Resident Hospital Health Check, click here:<br />

https://qld.ama.com.au/advocacy/resident-hospital-health-check.<br />


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*8 Queensland Health <strong>Internship</strong><br />

positions including 5 Rural Generalist Pathway<br />

<strong>Internship</strong>s, 16 Junior Doctor Training Program – Private<br />

Hospital Stream <strong>Internship</strong> positions and 1 Rural Junior<br />

Doctor Training Innovation Fund <strong>Internship</strong> position.<br />


Bundaberg Hospital, Mater Hospital<br />

Bundaberg, Friendly Society Private Hospital<br />

Bundaberg and two Rural General Practices.<br />


Core: Emergency Medicine, General Medicine<br />

and Surgery (General or Orthopaedics)<br />

Non-core: Paediatrics, Anaesthetics and<br />

Intensive Care Medicine, Obstetrics and<br />

Gynaecology, Mental Health and Rural General<br />

Practice<br />


▶ Interns are allocated to accredited public<br />

and private sector terms<br />

▶ Close to beaches and the ocean: snorkelling,<br />

diving, surfing and fishing experiences<br />

await interns and residents<br />

▶ Close to ideal weather in a relaxed location<br />

▶ Serves a population of over 100,000 people.<br />

Bundaberg hospital a 249-bed facility<br />


▶ Weekly intern education sessions (protected<br />

time)<br />

▶ Weekly junior doctor education sessions<br />

▶ Fortnightly Grand Rounds<br />

▶ Intern and junior doctor focused<br />

department/unit education program, team<br />

meetings, video conference teaching and<br />

educational sessions with tertiary facilities<br />

▶ Intern SIM-based skills and professional<br />

development workshops including<br />

suturing, plastering, Basic and Advanced<br />

Life Support<br />

▶ Enthusiastic Junior Medical Association<br />

Bundaberg for peer support and social<br />

activities<br />

▶ Mentoring program for Interns<br />

▶ The Simulation training facilities are<br />

the most active in non-metropolitan<br />

Queensland<br />

▶ There is a UQ Library onsite, free car parking,<br />

free staff gym and swimming pool<br />

▶ Two-year contract<br />

▶<br />

▶<br />

Four weeks furnished accommodation on<br />

arrival or up to $1000 rent subsidy for the<br />

first four weeks<br />

Relocation expenses reimbursed up to<br />

$5000 with receipts<br />

<strong>2021</strong> CONTACT DETAILS<br />

Anne Russell<br />

Medical Education Unit<br />

Phone: (07) 4150 2234<br />

Email: MEOBundaberg@health.qld.gov.au<br />


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PREDICTED 2022<br />


*3 of the 17 positions will be offered<br />

through the Rural Generalist pathway.<br />


Caboolture Hospital<br />


Core: Emergency Medicine, General Surgery<br />

and Urology, General Medicine, including<br />

Cardiology and Respiratory Medicine<br />

Non-core: Obstetrics and Gynaecology,<br />

Anaesthetics, Paediatrics, Mental Health<br />


At Caboolture Hospital, we are committed to<br />

changing the way that healthcare is delivered.<br />

We are a 265 bed facility, located in a growing<br />

area. Our promise is to put people first, providing<br />

safe, effective, person-centred care. We strive<br />

to ensure our patients have equity of access,<br />

outcomes and experience, whilst nurturing a<br />

culture of teamwork, learning, improvement<br />

and being part of a community that provides<br />

connected healthcare. Caboolture Hospital is<br />

aiming to be the first hospital in Australia to<br />

be accredited in Patient and Family Centred<br />

Care. Our vision is to improve the health of our<br />

community by caring together.<br />


Caboolture Hospital is a part of Australia’s<br />

biggest and most diverse Hospital and Health<br />

Service delivering the best care via the best<br />

health care professionals - it achieves this<br />

through:<br />

▶ Training opportunities for doctors pursuing<br />

generalist or specialist career pathways<br />

▶ Caboolture’s size as an accredited training<br />

facility places it in perfect stead to build<br />

your clinical competence and assist your

▶<br />

professional advancement through the<br />

diverse range of clinical exposure and hands<br />

on experience<br />

Friendly and supportive environment<br />

<strong>2021</strong> CONTACT DETAILS<br />

Jessica Miller<br />

Principle Medical Education Officer<br />

Phone: (07) 54338243<br />

Email: MEU-Caboolture@health.qld.gov.au<br />

51<br />


PREDICTED 2022<br />


*5 of the 51 positions will be offered<br />

through the Rural Generalist pathway.<br />


Cairns Hospital, Atherton Hospital, Mareeba<br />

District Hospital, Royal Flying Doctor Service<br />

(RFDS), Babinda Multi-Purpose Health Service.<br />


General Medicine_MAU, Emergency Medicine,<br />

Cardiology, ICU, Endocrinology, Thoracic,<br />

Renal, Mental Health, Gastroenterology, Acute<br />

Geriatrics, Infectious Diseases, Rehabilitation,<br />

General Surgery, Orthopaedics, O&G,<br />

Paediatrics, Sexual Health, Babinda Multi-<br />

Purpose Health Service, Royal Flying Doctor<br />

Service, Mareeba Hospital, Atherton Hospital<br />


Cairns is an extremely popular international<br />

tourist destination with the Great Barrier Reef<br />

and the Daintree rainforest, as well as Port<br />

Douglas, Mission Beach, Cape Tribulation and<br />

the Atherton Tablelands. Hospital services<br />

at this training site includes all major health<br />

specialties. Invariably junior doctors new to the<br />

Cairns and Hinterland Hospital Health Service<br />

(CHHHS) comment on the extensive education<br />

and training opportunities available and on<br />

the approachability and support provided by<br />

more senior doctors.<br />


▶ 21 days of accommodation provided on<br />

commencement<br />

▶ Great work life balance in a relatively small<br />

regional center with an international airport.<br />

▶ Buddy system for the first ward call.<br />

▶ Proactive RMO Society.<br />

▶ Opportunities for research with James Cook<br />

University.<br />

<strong>2021</strong> CONTACT DETAILS<br />

Gail Walker<br />

Principal Medical Education Officer<br />

Phone: (07) 4226 6131<br />

Email: gail.walker@health.qld.gov.au or<br />

CairnsMedicalEducationUnit@health.qld.gov.<br />

au<br />



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PREDICTED 2022<br />



Gold Coast University and Robina Hospitals<br />


Core: General Medicine (Various specialties<br />

including Cardiology, Haematology, Palliative<br />

Care, Neurology, Renal), General Surgery<br />

((including Colorectal, Hepatobiliary, upper GI<br />

and Endocrine), Orthopaedics, Neurosurgery,<br />

Vascular Surgery, Urology), Emergency<br />

Non-core: Rehabilitation, External rural<br />

hospital rotations, Psychiatry, Anaesthetics,<br />

Paediatrics General, O&G<br />


Gold Coast Health Service is the largest Health<br />

Service District in Queensland. The Health<br />

Service has 2 incredible campuses; the brandnew<br />

Gold Coast University Hospital and the<br />

refurbished Robina Campus. The hospital is<br />

also committed to education and research.<br />


▶ The Gold Coast offers the opportunity to<br />

combine professional advancement, job<br />

satisfaction and relaxation into one fulfilling<br />

lifestyle.<br />

▶ Ideal year round climate, endless golden<br />

surfing beaches and hectares of relaxing<br />

rainforest hinterland.<br />

▶ With first rate facilities, world class staff and<br />

the perfect mix of encouragement, support<br />

and workload, Gold Coast Health offers the<br />

ideal place for a first year doctor to learn,<br />

grow and progress.<br />

<strong>2021</strong> CONTACT DETAILS<br />

Maggie Armitage<br />

Medical Services Unit<br />

Phone: (07) 5687 3883<br />

Email: Maggie_Armitage@health.qld.gov.au<br />



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PREDICTED 2022<br />


*2 of the positions will be offered through<br />

the Rural Generalist pathway.<br />


Hervey Bay Hospital (which includes<br />

Maryborough Hospital for Emergency and<br />

Mental Health rotations)<br />


Core: General Medicine, General Surgery,<br />

Orthopaedics, Emergency Medicine<br />

Non-core: Obstetrics and Gynaecology,<br />

Paediatrics, Mental Health, Anaesthetics<br />

Rotations are offered on a line system. Three 10-<br />

week rotations, a 15-week rotation and 5 weeks<br />

leave. Generally, interns are allocated their<br />

first or second line-preference. But, we can be<br />

flexible to meet specific needs i.e. weddings.<br />


Hervey Bay Hospital is a 160 bed facility<br />

providing medical staff with broad clinical<br />

exposure, hands-on experience and great<br />

access to procedural skills. Interns have<br />

direct contact with senior clinicians and<br />

active involvement in patient care, as well as<br />

innovative opportunities for clinical audits and<br />

research.<br />


Education:<br />

▶ Weekly Junior Doctor Education Program.<br />

▶ Fortnightly SIM-based Intern Skills Program<br />

(state-of-the-art facilities).<br />

▶ Fortnightly Radiology Tutorials.<br />

▶ Monthly Grand Rounds<br />

▶ Procedural Workshops each Term<br />

▶ Caring MEU team<br />

Other:<br />

▶ On arrival either 4 weeks furnished<br />

accommodation or rental assistance (up to<br />

$250 per week)<br />

▶ Relocation and travel expenses reimbursed<br />

up to $3000, plus airfares<br />

▶ 2-year contract with rotation planned over<br />

the two years to meet career needs<br />

<strong>2021</strong> CONTACT DETAILS<br />

Bob Clarke<br />

Medical Education Officer - Hervey Bay<br />

Hospital<br />

Phone: (07) 4325 6946<br />

Email: bob.clarke@health.qld.gov.au<br />

Fiona Robas<br />

Medical Administration - Hervey Bay Hospital<br />

Phone: (07) 4325 6208<br />

Email: WBHHS-MedicalAdmin@health.qld.<br />

gov.au<br />

Emergency Interns will have shifts In Hervey<br />

Bay and Maryborough Hospitals. Mental Health<br />

Interns will gain experience in the In Patient<br />

Unit and the Community Mental Health Unit.<br />

All other rotations are based in Hervey Bay<br />

Hospital.<br />

The Fraser Coast is an easy place to live due<br />

to its mild climate and easy drive to Brisbane.<br />

There are no traffic woes which means an easy<br />

10 minute drive to work with plenty of free<br />

parking in the hospital grounds.<br />


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PREDICTED 2022<br />


*4 of the positions will be offered through<br />

the Rural Generalist pathway.<br />


Ipswich Hospital<br />


The <strong>Internship</strong> year consists of five terms of<br />

10–12 weeks, including three core rotations and<br />

two non-core rotations:<br />

Core: General Medicine, Geriatric Medicine,<br />

General Surgery, Orthopaedics, Emergency<br />

Medicine<br />

Non-core: Mental Health, Palliative Care,<br />

Cardiology, ENT, Rehabilitation Medicine,<br />

Urology, Orthopaedics, Geriatric Medicine<br />

Paediatrics (Rural Generalist), O&G, Rural<br />

Generalist), Anaesthetics and Intensive Care<br />

(Rural Generalist)<br />

Rostering:<br />

▶ MOCA 4 compliant rostering that is<br />

managed by the Medical Education Unit.<br />

▶ Roster requests are taken into consideration<br />

when completing term rosters.<br />

▶ Annual Leave is allocated in 5 week blocks,<br />

with reference to individual preferences.<br />

▶ 10 days’ sick leave per year.<br />


West Moreton Hospital and Health Service<br />

(West Moreton Health) provides health and<br />

wellbeing services to almost 290,000 people<br />

across the Somerset, Scenic Rim, Lockyer<br />

Valley and Ipswich communities, from Esk<br />

in the north, Gatton to the west, Springfield<br />

and Ipswich in the east, and Boonah to the<br />

south. It has the fastest growing population in<br />

Queensland in relative terms, which is expected<br />

to double to 587,000 by 2036. There is a 15 year<br />

master plan in place to increase the complexity<br />

of services provided throughout the Health<br />

Service which will benefit all hospitals within<br />

the district.<br />

The Ipswich Hospital is a major acute hospital<br />

with 341 beds and offers services in all major<br />

health specialities, including anaesthetics,<br />

emergency medicine, geriatrics, rehabilitation,<br />

medicine, surgery, intensive and coronary care,<br />

orthopaedics, obstetrics, paediatrics, palliative<br />

care and rehabilitation along with a full range<br />

of allied health services.<br />


Ipswich Hospital is a close, supportive facility<br />

that encourages both professional and personal<br />

development in a clinical environment that<br />

strives for excellence in patient care delivery.<br />

The Medical Administration and the Medical<br />

Education Unit have open door policies and<br />

encourage broad collaboration with medical<br />

staff to meet the challenges of a growing<br />

patient population. The hospital offers broad<br />

clinical exposure and hands on experience in<br />

a friendly and supportive environment, has a<br />

strong training platform for doctors pursuing<br />

either a generalist or specialist career pathway,<br />

and it is a Rural Generalist Pathway endorsed<br />

hospital. Facility benefits include:<br />

Education:<br />

▶<br />

Extended Orientation Program – includes<br />

Advanced Life Support program, Ward<br />

Call Preparation Activity, Cannulation and<br />

Venepuncture activity, Resilience on the<br />

Run workshop<br />

▶ Intern Education and Training Program – 2<br />

x 1 hour sessions per week which consist of<br />

both tutorial and practical based learning<br />

▶<br />

▶<br />

▶<br />

▶<br />

Department specific presentations held on<br />

a weekly basis which includes case studies,<br />

presentations, Grand Rounds, Journal<br />

Club, and department meetings to review<br />

teamwork and training strategies.<br />

Residents are encouraged to attend any<br />

additional education sessions provided<br />

within the hospital, including plastering<br />

demonstrations, ECG workshops, and APLS<br />

courses held in- house.<br />

Pocket Simulation Centre in Anaesthetics &<br />

Emergency Medicine<br />

Internal Advanced Life Support Program<br />

Support:<br />

▶ Medical Education Unit open door policy<br />

for all work and personal issues<br />

▶ Access to the Employee Assistance Program<br />

▶ Peer Mentoring group<br />

▶ Onste site Staff Welfare Officer<br />

Junior Doctor Representation:<br />

▶ Junior Medical Officer Advisory Committee<br />

▶ Medical Education and Training Committee<br />

Research Opportunities:<br />

▶ Research, Ethics and Governance<br />

Department<br />

▶ Clinical Governance Unit<br />

▶ Departmental research projects and audits<br />


Social:<br />

▶<br />

Active JMO society that organises monthly<br />

social activities<br />

▶ Close to shopping centres, rail links<br />

within walking distance, easy access to<br />

transportation, local bus services<br />

▶ Located 40km west of Brisbane, an<br />

hour from the Gold Coast and an hour<br />

from Toowoomba, Ipswich offers a<br />

blend of heritage charm, metropolitan<br />

sophistication and expansive green spaces.<br />

Ipswich has direct rail links to Brisbane, as<br />

well as domestic and international airports,<br />

and an extensive road transport network<br />

to Brisbane, the Brisbane Valley and the<br />

Lockyer Valley.<br />

<strong>2021</strong> CONTACT DETAILS<br />

Ms Sandra Head<br />

Principal Medical Education Officer<br />

Email: sandra.head@health.qld.gov.au<br />

RMO Campaign Coordinator<br />

Email: WM-RMOCampaign@health.qld.gov.<br />

au<br />


A major expansion of Logan Hospital is<br />

underway to provide new beds and treatment<br />

spaces to meet the demand for clinical services<br />

into the future. The work includes construction<br />

of new floors for clinical services, a new<br />

general medical ward with 28 beds, a major<br />

refurbishment of the hospital’s maternity and<br />

neonatal services, and a multi-storey car park<br />

for staff, patients and visitors.<br />


▶ A modern, fast paced, complex, clinical<br />

environment<br />

▶ Specialist training in most specialties<br />

▶ Multidisciplinary Simulation Centre,<br />

comprehensive junior doctor education<br />

program and clinical skills workshops<br />

▶ Located 25 minutes from Brisbane city and<br />

35 minutes from the Gold Coast<br />

▶ A new multi-storey car park is being<br />

constructed onsite, and a bus stop and<br />

railway station are adjacent to the hospital.<br />

<strong>2021</strong> CONTACT DETAILS<br />

Logan Hospital Medical Education Unit<br />

Phone: (07) 3299 8930<br />

Email: logan_medical_education_unit@<br />

health.qld.gov.au<br />

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PREDICTED 2022<br />


*2 of the positions will be offered through<br />

the Rural Generalist pathway.<br />

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Logan Hospital<br />


Core: Emergency Medicine, Medicine<br />

(including sub-specialties), General Surgery/<br />

Orthopaedic Surgery<br />

Non-core: Anaesthetics, Paediatrics, Mental<br />

Health, Radiology, Obstetrics and Gynaecology,<br />

and ENT. A second term in Emergency Medicine,<br />

Medicine (including sub-specialities), Surgery<br />

or Orthopaedics may also be offered as a noncore<br />

term<br />


Logan Hospital is a ‘digital hospital’ with a<br />

fully integrated electronic medical record,<br />

supporting improvements to the quality and<br />

efficiency of healthcare services for patients<br />

and the community. We also operate the<br />

second busiest emergency department in the<br />








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40<br />


PREDICTED 2022<br />


*10 of the positions will be offered through<br />

the Rural Generalist pathway.<br />


Interns may have the opportunity to rotate to:<br />

▶ Proserpine Hospital for either a core<br />

Emergency Medicine term or a Rural<br />

Elective<br />

▶ Bowen Hospital for a Rural Elective<br />

▶ Mater Misericordiae Hospital Mackay, either<br />

for a core Surgical or Medical term<br />

▶ Central Medical group for a General Practice<br />

rotation (elective)<br />


Core:<br />

Emergency Medicine available as:<br />

▶ Mackay Base Hospital Emergency<br />

Department<br />

▶ Proserpine Hospital Emergency<br />

Department<br />

Medicine available as:<br />

▶ Mackay Base Hospital Medical Department<br />

▶ Cardiology<br />

▶ Mater Misericordiae Hospital Mackay<br />

Surgery available as:<br />

▶ Mackay Base Hospital General Surgery<br />

▶ Mackay Base Hospital Orthopaedics<br />

▶ Mater Misericordiae Hospital Mackay<br />

Non-core: Anaesthetics, Paediatrics, Mental<br />

Health, Proserpine Hospital Rural Placement,<br />

Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Intensive Care<br />

Unit, Bowen Hospital Rural Placement, Private<br />

Practice<br />


The Mackay Hospital and Health Service<br />

has eight hospitals, four community health<br />

facilities, but one<br />

organisation, caring for our patients and staff.<br />

The Mackay Hospital and Health Service is a<br />

contemporary organisation with over 2000<br />

employees, providing extensive health services<br />

in a range of regional, community and rural<br />

settings, to a population of around 180,000<br />

people.<br />

We are passionate about our community and<br />

the health of the people living in it. Our purpose<br />

is simple. We want to provide outstanding<br />

health care services to our patients through<br />

our people and partners.<br />

The Mackay Base Hospital is the referral<br />

hospital for our region, one of the most modern<br />

health care facilities in Queensland. It is a state<br />

of the art facility, equipped with leading-edge<br />

technology to assist us in providing the highest<br />

level of care to the people of the Health Service.<br />

Mackay also offers:<br />

▶ Exceptional hands-on training,<br />

development programmes, and on-site<br />

support<br />

▶ First fully digital public hospital with<br />

medication management in a regional area<br />

▶ A state of the art training precinct<br />

▶ A new state of the art facility<br />

▶ Relocation expenses reimbursement<br />

▶ Excellent career opportunities for Generalist<br />

Medical Officers<br />

▶ Negotiation of elective terms (all requests<br />

are considered, but cannot be guaranteed)<br />


Are you looking at joining a friendly team in a<br />

sunny coastal location only 1 hour 20 minutes<br />

flight from Brisbane, Queensland? Then<br />

Mackay Hospital and Health Service is the<br />

place for you!<br />

▶<br />

Mackay is a vibrant and exciting tropical<br />

city with close proximity to the Great Barrier<br />

Reef, Whitsunday Islands and some of the<br />

world’s most beautiful rainforests. Imagine<br />

a city with so many beaches that every<br />

weekend you could be visiting a different<br />

one! The Mackay region offers the best of<br />

the Australian experience in typical laid<br />

back “Aussie Style”.<br />

▶ Mackay Health Service District offers<br />

FREE Hospital Accommodation or a rental<br />

allowance for the first 4 weeks.<br />

▶<br />

▶<br />

▶<br />

▶<br />

▶<br />

FREE on-site secure parking.<br />

Flexible working arrangements, 76 hour<br />

fortnights, 5 weeks annual leave, senior<br />

staff support and interaction across a<br />

variety of specialities, a professional team<br />

environment and great social events!<br />

Mackay Base Hospital provides state-of-theart<br />

health facilities and services to ensure<br />

our employees can thrive and provide the<br />

best possible care to our community.<br />

Discover Mackay’s arts and culture scene by<br />

visiting the award-winning Artspace Gallery,<br />

the MECC for world-class music, theatre<br />

and comedy shows, the newly developed<br />

Mackay Regional Botanical Gardens or the<br />

award-winning, 20 kilometre Bluewater<br />

Trail.<br />

Get out and enjoy Mackay’s many awardwinning<br />

Restaurants, Bars, Clubs and<br />


<strong>2021</strong> CONTACT DETAILS<br />

Cathy Roberts<br />

Manager, MHHS Medical Workforce Unit<br />

Phone: (07) 4885 7517<br />

Email: Cathy.Roberts2@health.qld.gov.au<br />

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PREDICTED 2022<br />


*2 of the positions will be offered through<br />

the Rural Generalist pathway.<br />


Mater in Brisbane and Queensland Children’s<br />

Hospital<br />


Core: Emergency, General Medicine,<br />

Respiratory Medicine, Colorectal Surgery,<br />

Breast & Endocrine Surgery, Orthopaedic<br />

Surgery, Urology Surgery<br />

Non-core: Intensive care, Neonatology, O&G,<br />

Oncology and Palliative care, Paediatrics* (*15<br />

of 16 Interns will have the opportunity to do<br />

their full non-core rotation in paediatrics)<br />


Located on the edge of the south of the Brisbane<br />

CBD, Mater enjoys a unique position in the<br />

QLD health care system. Mater is a healthcare<br />

leader committed to the integration of health,<br />

education and research, providing exceptional<br />

healthcare to more than 500,000 patients in<br />

the South East Queensland area annually. As a<br />

private, benevolent not-for-profit organisation,<br />

what gains we make go back into our business<br />

which is why we offer state of the art facilities,<br />

resources and training to advance your career<br />

and provide exceptional care to our patients<br />

and the community.<br />


▶ You’ll be part of a supportive, tight knit and<br />

social RMO community<br />

▶ Enjoy a dedicated RMO common room<br />

where you can meet, network and socialise<br />

with like-minded professionals and a<br />

separate secure medical study space<br />

▶ Extensive education and professional<br />

development opportunities, including:<br />

− Three times a week, dedicated RMO<br />

education sessions – pager free<br />

− World class simulation training to<br />

enhance and develop clinical skills<br />

− Extensive clinical supervision,<br />

bedside teaching and mentoring<br />

from senior medical staff<br />

− Grand rounds<br />

− Career skills workshop<br />

−<br />

−<br />

Active Junior Doctor Society<br />

Access to many other workshops<br />

and educational opportunities via<br />

Mater Education<br />

▶ Intern rotations and leave allocated<br />

considering individual preferences, intern<br />

training requirements and organisational<br />

needs<br />

▶ Generous salary packaging options which<br />

can increase your take-home pay<br />

▶ Research opportunities with Mater<br />

▶<br />

▶<br />

▶<br />

Research<br />

Onsite swimming pool, childcare centre &<br />

cafes<br />

Walking distance to high frequency public<br />

transport (bus, train and ferry)<br />

Discounted on-site car parking<br />

<strong>2021</strong> CONTACT DETAILS<br />

Medical Education Unit<br />

Email: mededu@mater.org.au<br />

Phone: 07 3163 8272<br />


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▶ Free on-site parking<br />

PREDICTED 2022<br />


*All 5 positions will be offered through the<br />

Rural Generalist pathway.<br />

<strong>2021</strong> CONTACT DETAILS<br />

Medical Workforce Unit<br />

PO Box 27, Mount Isa Qld 4825<br />

T: (07) 4744 7141 | F: (07) 4744 4096<br />

E: NWHHSMedicalWorkforceUnit@health.qld.<br />

gov.au<br />

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Mount Isa Hospital<br />


Core: Emergency Medicine, General Medicine<br />

(Interns may attend Outreach Clinic at<br />

Mornington Island, Normanton or Doomadgee<br />

with Clinical Director), General Surgery<br />

Non-core: Obstetrics and Gynaecology,<br />

Paediatrics<br />


Mount Isa is a Clinical Services Capability<br />

Framework Level 4 Specialist Service Base<br />

Hospital with a total of 80 beds. It is the referral<br />

hospital for the North West region, with remote<br />

country/community hospitals at Doomadgee,<br />

Normanton, Mornington Island, Cloncurry,<br />

Julia Creek and health centres at Dajarra,<br />

Camooweal, Karumba and Burketown.<br />

Mount Isa also has a Royal Flying Doctor<br />

Service base providing rural retrievals,<br />

transfers and numerous primary health<br />

care activities including clinics at the health<br />

centres mentioned above. Mount Isa Hospital<br />

has undergone recent redevelopment which<br />

includes a new Emergency Department,<br />

new Outpatients Department, Mental Health<br />

(Outpatient) Unit, a Cancer Care Centre and a<br />

Paediatrics Unit.<br />


▶ An established link to James Cook University<br />

– Mount Isa Centre Rural & Remote Health<br />

Regular in-services<br />

▶ Simulation training in the ED Pocket Centre<br />

or at Mount Isa Centre for Rural & Remote<br />

Health<br />

▶ Grand rounds sessions conducted by<br />

visiting and local staff specialists weekly<br />

▶ Telehealth – voice and video conference<br />

facilities<br />

▶ Bi-weekly education sessions<br />

▶ Inaccessibility Allowance - Rural and remote<br />

allowance<br />

▶ Free furnished accommodation is provided<br />

for the full contract period!<br />

▶ Relocation for QH/Interstate Employees<br />

Christeena Pfeffer<br />

RMO Coordinator<br />

E: Christeena.Pfeffer@health.qld.gov.au<br />



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PREDICTED 2022<br />



The Prince Charles Hospital<br />


Core: Emergency Medicine, General Medicine,<br />

Geriatric Medicine, Respiratory Medicine,<br />

Cardiology, General Surgery, Orthopaedics,<br />

Cardiothoracic Surgery, Rehabilitation/Acute<br />

Stroke Unit<br />

Non-core: Palliative Care, Hip Fracture,<br />

Psychiatry<br />


TPCH is a 663 bed major tertiary referral<br />

hospital located within the Metro North<br />

Health Service, approximately 10km north of<br />

Brisbane CBD. The hospital offers the premier<br />

cardiac and thoracic services in Queensland<br />

and significant secondary services in Medicine<br />

and Geriatrics. TPCH is home to the second<br />

largest Emergency Department in QLD and<br />

the largest non-tertiary Paediatric Emergency<br />

Department in Australia, a large 60 bed mental<br />

health facility and a 16 bed paediatric ward.<br />


▶ Access to all the major specialtiesparticularly<br />

ideal for those interested in<br />

Basic Physician Training, critical care,<br />

Surgery including general, orthopaedic and<br />

cardiothoracic Surgery<br />

▶ Many research opportunities are provided<br />

for the novice researcher<br />

▶ The Intern Education Program is run once<br />

per week in protected time and includes<br />

practical skills workshops

▶ General education programs are also<br />

available including Advanced Life Support<br />

[Australian Resuscitation Council certified]<br />

and weekly Grand Rounds<br />

▶ There is a wide range of unit specific training<br />

sessions on a weekly basis<br />

▶ There will be a full week intern orientation<br />

prior to commencement<br />

▶ It is a large hospital with a friendly culture<br />

and smaller numbers of juniors compared<br />

with senior medical officers providing a<br />

great learning experience.<br />

<strong>2021</strong> CONTACT DETAILS<br />

Wendy Raven<br />

Principal Medical Education Officer<br />

Phone: (07) 3139 4870<br />

Email: TPCH-medical-education@health.qld.<br />

gov.au<br />

Website: https://metronorth.health.qld.gov.<br />

au/tpch/careers/medical-careers/guide/<br />

internship<br />



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PREDICTED 2022<br />


*10 of the positions will be offered through<br />

the Rural Generalist pathway.<br />


Princess Alexandra Hospital (PA), Queen<br />

Elizabeth II Jubilee Hospital (QEII), Redland<br />

Hospital (RL), Queensland Children’s Hospital<br />

(QCH)<br />


Core:<br />

▶ Emergency Medicine at PA, QEII or RL<br />

▶ Internal Medicine - including general<br />

medicine (PA/RL), geriatrics, spinal injuries<br />

and stroke<br />

▶ General Surgery - including breast &<br />

endocrine, colorectal, upper GI, HBP,<br />

acute surgical unit, orthopaedics, vascular,<br />

urology and general surgery at RL<br />

Non-core: Anaesthetics, Brain Injury, Cardiology,<br />

Clinical Pharmacology, Dermatology,<br />

Endocrinology, Gastroenterology, MAPU,<br />

Mental Health, Neurosurgery, O&G (RL),<br />

Ophthalmology, Orthopaedics, Paediatrics<br />

(QCH), Palliative Care, Pathology, Plastic<br />

Surgery, Renal, Respiratory, Spinal Injury,<br />

Transplant, Urology<br />


The Princess Alexandra Hospital is a<br />

tertiary referral teaching hospital, providing<br />

comprehensive services to the southwestern<br />

area of Queensland. The PA is an 800-bed<br />

hospital located 4km from the CBD in<br />

Woolloongabba. It provides the full range of<br />

adult specialty services (excluding O&G) and<br />

serves a culturally and linguistically diverse<br />

patient population. Innovation is part of our<br />

DNA and in November 2015, the PA became<br />

Australia’s first large-scale digital hospital. In<br />

a world first, 2 robotic x-ray machines have<br />

been installed in the Emergency Department<br />

resus rooms – this provides live, high-quality<br />

images with efficiency and minimal patient<br />

movement. As a major trauma centre, we<br />

have a retrieval service with a helipad located<br />

on the roof of the hospital building, which<br />

incorporates a high-speed lift that travels<br />

directly into a resus room. The PA has the only<br />

secure health unit specifically for Queensland<br />

prisoners requiring general hospitalisation<br />

and treatment. We are the major centre for<br />

liver and kidney transplantation and home to<br />

some state-wide services e.g. melanoma and<br />

sarcoma service. The PA is nationally recognised<br />

for its expertise in digital health and telehealth.<br />

There are strong links with the co-located<br />

research facility, the Translational Research<br />

Institute (TRI), as well as collaborations with<br />

The University of Queensland and Queensland<br />

University of Technology. The PA is a popular<br />

choice and is usually oversubscribed in the<br />

Queensland intern and RMO recruitment<br />

campaigns.<br />


▶ The PA is a busy hospital that attracts<br />

those who are keen to learn and keen for a<br />

challenge, we provide:<br />

▶ Excellent supervision, teaching across a<br />

broad range of disciplines and training for<br />

the digital hospital system. While there are<br />

plenty of research opportunities available,<br />

in your first year working as a doctor, we<br />

encourage all our interns to focus on getting<br />

the medicine right.<br />

▶ There are some off-site rotations to the<br />

QEII, Redland and Queensland Children’s<br />

hospitals. The QEII Hospital is in Coopers<br />

Plains, a family friendly suburb only 12km<br />

from the CBD. It is just a short drive to the<br />

culinary delights of Brisbane’s Chinatown<br />

in Sunnybank. Redland Hospital is located<br />

on Brisbane’s Bayside, a 30-minute drive<br />

from the CBD. There are lovely Bayside<br />

restaurants, coastal bike and walking trails,<br />


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plus access to beautiful North Stradbroke<br />

Island.<br />

▶ At the PA, we provide twice-a-week<br />

lunchtime resident training sessions with<br />

topics based on interns’ educational needs,<br />

as well as a weekly Medical Grand Round<br />

program and weekly Surgical Grand Round<br />

program.<br />

▶ In your core ED, surgical and medical terms,<br />

there is a dedicated teaching program<br />

designed to focus on that aspect of your<br />

medical training. Your wellbeing is very<br />

important to your success as a new doctor.<br />

▶ This is supported by the Medical Education<br />

Unit through the provision of career<br />

guidance, a buddy to guide you on your<br />

first ward call shift and facilitates a peer<br />

mentorship program.<br />

▶ The Medical Education office has an opendoor<br />

policy and is available to provide<br />

support and assistance with professional<br />

and personal matters.<br />

▶ The Woolloongabba region is undergoing<br />

major redevelopment with the Cross River<br />

Rail and Brisbane Metro projects which will<br />

modernise and improve public transport,<br />

housing and The Gabba (cricket and AFL)<br />

stadium. It is an urbanised area and there<br />

is access to a large shopping complex<br />

across the road, three car parks, public<br />

transport (it’s well-connected to the bus<br />

and train networks) and connected to the<br />

bikeways. There are also shower facilities<br />

and a childcare centre. Hospital facilities<br />

include a doctors’ common room, doctors’<br />

locker room, library, gym, chapel, prayer<br />

room, canteen, cafes and newsagency.<br />

Great coffee options are available within the<br />

hospital as well as a short stroll away at the<br />

TRI building.<br />

▶ The Junior Doctors’ Society has a strong<br />

presence and arranges regular social events<br />

and development activities.<br />

<strong>2021</strong> CONTACT DETAILS<br />

RMO Campaign Coordinator<br />

(Junior and Senior House Officers)<br />

Phone: (07) 3176 7375<br />

Email: PAH.Interncampaign@health.qld.gov.<br />

au<br />

PREDICTED 2022<br />



Queen Elizabeth II Jubilee Hospital (QEII)<br />


Core: Emergency Medicine, General Medicine,<br />

General Surgery<br />

Non-core: Orthopaedics, Urology, Gynaecology<br />


QEII is a medium-sized hospital with around<br />

175 beds and more than 600 staff. The<br />

hospital has a supportive and friendly working<br />

environment with 24-hour Registrar (REG) or<br />

Principal House Officer (PHO) cover in most<br />

specialties. The QEII Hospital has a state-of-theart<br />

Emergency Department and Endoscopy<br />

Unit.<br />

QEII is in Coopers Plains which is a familyfriendly<br />

suburb only 13 km from Brisbane’s<br />

central business district. With excellent retail<br />

and shopping facilities and with numerous<br />

public transport options many employees of<br />

QEII choose to live in the area.<br />


QEII is known as a friendly and supportive place<br />

to work. The facility is committed to providing<br />

a high-quality mixed model of supervised<br />

practice and integrated training for all Interns.<br />

The internship will include:<br />

▶ Supervision by highly qualified and<br />

experienced Specialists.<br />

▶ Regular assessment and feedback.<br />

▶ Access to career counselling.<br />

▶ Intern representation in the governance of<br />

the Intern Training Programme (ITP).<br />

▶ A diverse education and training<br />

▶<br />



13<br />

programme including:<br />

−<br />

Weekly catered resident education<br />

programme (protected teaching for<br />

interns)<br />

− Grand Rounds<br />

− Bedside training<br />

− Clinical simulation<br />

− Journal club<br />

− Skills workshops<br />

− Unit specific training sessions on a<br />

weekly basis<br />

Comprehensive facility orientation and unit

orientations for each rotation.<br />

▶ Resident orientation manuals for all<br />

departments within the QEII facility.<br />

▶ Opportunities for interns to evaluate each<br />

rotation<br />

<strong>2021</strong> CONTACT DETAILS<br />

Courtney Sullivan<br />

Medical Recruitment Officer<br />

Phone: (07) 3182 6824<br />

Email: QEII_medicalrecruitment@health.qld.<br />

gov.au<br />


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PREDICTED 2022<br />


*1 of the positions were offered through<br />

the Rural Generalist Pathway.<br />


Redcliffe Hospital<br />


Core: Emergency Medicine, General Medicine,<br />

General Surgery, Urology, Orthopaedics<br />

Non-core: Palliative Care, Rehabilitation,<br />

Geriatrics, O&G, ICU, Oncology, Medical<br />

Imaging, Gastroenterology, Cardiorespiratory<br />

medicine<br />


Redcliffe Peninsula is located in South East<br />

Queensland, 35km from Brisbane. The hospital<br />

is affiliated with the UQ and Queensland<br />

University of Technology in training medical,<br />

nursing and allied health students. The<br />

hospital is also equipped with a library, with a<br />

reference collection of textbooks provided by<br />

UQ for student access.<br />

with guest lecturers on a weekly basis)<br />

Support for Interns:<br />

▶ Regular meetings with Medical Education<br />

Officers and Director Clinical Training<br />

▶ Accredited in all training programs<br />

▶ Open door policy access to Medical<br />

Workforce, Director of Medical Education<br />

and Research and Director Medical Services.<br />

Education:<br />

▶ Weekly medical education programs<br />

for interns, junior doctors, registrars and<br />

consultants linked to your continued<br />

professional development<br />

▶ Skills Development Centre on site<br />

▶<br />

▶<br />

A strong educational and training ethos<br />

Weekly intern only education including<br />

practical skills sessions (protected time for<br />

interns)<br />

▶ Perioperative Introductory Program<br />

provided to all interns during surgical<br />

rotations<br />

▶ Weekly Junior Doctor Professional<br />

Development Program (protected time for<br />

interns)<br />

▶<br />

Weekly grand rounds (accredited with<br />

RACGP and ACEM for CPD points).<br />

<strong>2021</strong> CONTACT DETAILS<br />

Kirsten Mitchell<br />

Medical Workforce Coordinator<br />

Phone: (07) 3883 7287<br />

Email: kirsten.mitchell@health.qld.gov.au<br />


▶ 250 bed Hospital that is just 30 minutes<br />

north of Brisbane city centre and only a ten<br />

minute walk to the seafront<br />

▶ 76 hour fortnight, five weeks annual leave<br />

▶ Beautiful area of Brisbane, with easy access<br />

to the ocean if interns and residents enjoy<br />

sailing or the sea breeze<br />

▶ Close proximity to Brisbane (access to<br />

postgraduate teaching programs at tertiary<br />

hospital campuses)<br />

▶ Vigorous postgraduate education program<br />

(tutorials/teaching sessions available in<br />

most units and general education sessions<br />


90<br />


40<br />

PREDICTED 2022<br />


*5 of the 40 positions will be offered<br />

through the Rural Generalist Pathway.<br />

The Rural Training Hubs (RTH) is an initiative that has<br />

been developed to enhance the pipeline of specialty<br />

training in the regional/rural areas. Junior doctors<br />

are well supported in their career development and<br />

pathways via this new initiative.<br />


Central Queensland Hospital Health Service<br />

(CQHHS): Rockhampton Hospital is the<br />

primary allocations centre for the Intern<br />

training program.<br />

There are 5 terms of 10 weeks duration with<br />

5 weeks of recreational leave during noncompulsory<br />

rotations. Advocacy and pastoral<br />

care are provided by the Medical Education<br />

Unit throughout with a high emphasis on<br />

education and training under full supervision.<br />

All interns are offered 2-year contracts.<br />

Off-site terms:<br />

▶ Gladstone Hospital (3 Intern training posts: 1<br />

in compulsory General Medicine, 1 in General<br />

Surgery and 1 in Emergency Medicine)<br />

▶ Capricorn Coast Hospital Health Service<br />

(CCHHS) Yeppoon Hospital<br />

▶ Rural General Practice terms: Theodore<br />

Medical, Emerald Medical Group<br />


General Medicine, Orthopaedics, General<br />

Surgery, Emergency Medicine, Cardiology,<br />

Renal, Palliative Care, Geriatric and<br />

Rehabilitation Services, Mental Health,<br />

Paediatrics, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Rural<br />

General Practice, Community Health Hospital<br />

Term<br />


Education opportunities include a broad case<br />

mix with close proximity of supervision by<br />

senior medical officers. High level of handson<br />

experience for a wide range of clinical skills<br />

and other experiences. Terms provide a rich<br />

learning environment including a high focus on<br />

interns achieving their personalised learning<br />

objectives through tailored experiences<br />

collaboratively developed between supervisor<br />

and intern. The Director of Clinical Training<br />

provides personalised support in developing<br />

the learning objectives including career<br />

planning.<br />

The MEU offers one on one private pastoral<br />

care meetings at midterm with interns and<br />

RMOs to ensure desirable experiences are<br />

being obtained. Leadership opportunities are<br />

available for each prevocational junior doctor<br />

level. Intern specific protected teaching time<br />

is scheduled each week, whilst the other<br />

prevocational doctors have the more in depth<br />

Medical Officer Masterclass as their scheduled<br />

weekly formal education. Acute care skills<br />

workshops are available as dedicated hands<br />

on simulation learning with rostering to the<br />

sessions for RMOs and interns.<br />

Through the Medical Education Unit, the<br />

Intern Training Program has a strong network<br />

with UQ’s Rural Clinical School Rockhampton<br />

Campus. This provides opportunities to be<br />

included in learning programs with the medical<br />

students and also in supporting the training<br />

of students through teaching opportunities.<br />

Rockhampton Hospital has a new Cancer Care<br />

Services Centre which occupies three floors of<br />

the new ward block comprising of Radiation<br />

Oncology, Medical Oncology/Haematology<br />

ambulatory clinics and treatment, Inpatient<br />

Cancer Care and Specialist Palliative Care. New<br />

Medical Officer facilities opened in March 2016<br />

which include a modern kitchen and lounge<br />

area, computer room, study area and sleep<br />

pod rooms for overnight on-call. Rockhampton<br />

Hospital has a very active Resident Medical<br />

Officer Society (RMO society), providing a<br />

great variety of social opportunities to build<br />

friendships and also having a link with the<br />

hospital executive medical administration to<br />

collaboratively discuss any issues and to arrive<br />

at solutions.<br />

Rockhampton has a population of about<br />

80,000 and the hospital serves a population<br />

of 200,000. Rockhampton is 660km north of<br />

Brisbane direct daily flights. Gladstone has<br />

a population of 60,000 and is about 550km<br />

north of Brisbane. One hour and 20 minutes<br />

by air to Brisbane.<br />


▶ Rockhampton is near areas of natural<br />

beauty such as the Capricorn Coast,<br />

Blacktown Tablelands, rainforest areas at<br />

Byfield National Park for camping and<br />

bushwalking, Keppel Islands with white<br />

sandy beaches. Interns commence the<br />

year with an orientation at North Keppel<br />

Island which provides a pristine relaxing<br />

environment for team building. There’s

▶<br />

more to the Rockhampton Region than<br />

clear skies and sailing and a vast array of<br />

sporting opportunities! Rockhampton has<br />

plenty of natural attractions and with an<br />

average of over 300 days of sunshine each<br />

year, the Rockhampton Region offers locals<br />

and visitors alike many opportunities.<br />

Gladstone is balanced with large areas<br />

of green open space, including several<br />

national parks, historical sites, bush walks<br />

and marine activities, including fishing and<br />

crabbing, residents have a wide choice to<br />

explore and experience the great outdoors.<br />

A strong sense of community with a “can<br />

do” attitude and a relaxed and friendly<br />

atmosphere permeates throughout the<br />

region.<br />

▶ The Rural General Practice terms at<br />

Emerald and Theodore provide the unique<br />

opportunity to be immersed in true country<br />

hospitality and the experience of being part<br />

of the local community.<br />

<strong>2021</strong> CONTACT DETAILS<br />

Medical Education Unit<br />

Phone: (07) 4920 6332<br />

Email: MEU_Rockhampton@health.qld.gov.<br />

au<br />



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PREDICTED 2022<br />



Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital (RBWH),<br />

Surgical Treatment and Rehabilitation Service<br />

(STARS)<br />


Core: Emergency Medicine, Internal Medicine<br />

(including Cardiology, Thoracic Medicine,<br />

Gastroenterology), Surgery (including Urology<br />

and Orthopaedics)<br />

Non-core: Obstetrics and Gynaecology,<br />

Neonatology, Renal Medicine, Geriatric<br />

Medicine, Cardiology, Infectious Diseases,<br />

Palliative Care, Neurosurgery, Medical Imaging,<br />

Paediatrics (undertaken at Queensland<br />

Children’s Hospital), Psychiatry<br />

Non-core half-terms (5-6 weeks): Anatomical<br />

Pathology, Orthopaedics, Psychiatry<br />


Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital (RBWH)<br />

is a quaternary and tertiary referral teaching<br />

hospital located at the Metro North Hospital<br />

and Health Service (MNHHS) Herston site, close<br />

to the Brisbane CBD. RBWH is Queensland’s<br />

largest hospital with almost 1000 beds and<br />

provides highly- specialised care to more than<br />

half a million patients every year. RBWH’s<br />

extensive services are delivered by a team of<br />

6000 doctors, nurses, allied health, operational<br />

and administration staff. The hospital<br />

participates in world-leading research and<br />

education in pursuit of excellence in specialised<br />

care to deliver the best possible patient<br />

outcomes. Also located at the Herston site is<br />

The University of Queensland, Queensland<br />

Institute of Medical Research and the Herston<br />

Imaging Research Facility.<br />

STARS<br />

The Surgical Treatment and Rehabilitation<br />

Service (STARS) is a 182-bed specialist public<br />

health facility for Metro North Hospital<br />

and Health Service (MNHHS). STARS is also<br />

Queensland’s first purpose-built facility to<br />

open as a digital hospital It is a specialist<br />

rehabilitation and surgical service which<br />

focuses on providing individualised care and<br />

exceptional health outcomes now and into<br />

the future. STARS received its first patients on<br />

16 th November 2020 and officially opened in<br />

February <strong>2021</strong>. STARS provides a range of new<br />

and expanded healthcare services to meet<br />

demand and increase access to specialist<br />

rehabilitation and geriatric services, surgical<br />

and endoscopic procedural services, and<br />

outpatient services.<br />


▶ One week informative and practical intern<br />

orientation<br />

▶ Transfer and relocation reimbursement<br />

▶ Active RMO society responsible for<br />

organising social and educational events.<br />

▶ Peer mentoring program<br />

▶ Accessible and supportive Centre for<br />

Medical Officer Recruitment and Education<br />

▶ Protected teaching time and mandatory<br />

training through flexible online modules<br />

▶ Clinical research opportunities via UQ and<br />

Queensland Institute of Medical Research<br />

▶ Easy access to transport with the RBWH<br />

bus station, Bowen Hills train station and<br />

the RBWH cycle centre<br />

▶ Facilities include an education centre,<br />

common room, library, multiple food and<br />

retail outlets as well as childcare.<br />


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<strong>2021</strong> CONTACT DETAILS<br />

Louise Penfold<br />

Medical Recruitment Officer<br />

Centre for Medical Officer Recruitment and<br />

Education<br />

Phone: (07) 3646 5321<br />

Email: rbwh-rmo-recruitment@health.qld.<br />

gov.au<br />



54<br />

PREDICTED 2022<br />


*5 of the 54 positions will be offered<br />

through the Rural Generalist Pathway.<br />

The Sunshine Coast District sometimes funds additional<br />

intern positions, but the exact number for 2022 has not<br />

been confirmed.<br />


Sunshine Coast University Hospital, Nambour<br />

General Hospital, Maleny Hospital, Gympie<br />

Hospital<br />


Core: Emergency Medicine, General Medicine,<br />

General Surgery<br />

Non-core: Anaesthetics, Department of<br />

Emergency Medicine (DEM), O&G, Paediatrics,<br />

Acute Geriatrics, Cardiology, Dermatology,<br />

Gastroenterology, Mental Health, Oncology,<br />

Rehabilitation Medicine, Neurology, Orthogeriatrics,<br />

Peri-Operative Medicine, Renal<br />

Medicine, Respiratory Medicine, Stroke<br />

Medicine, Ear Nose and Throat, Orthopaedics,<br />

Urology, Vascular Surgery, and Rural term<br />

(Maleny). These are also available as core<br />

rotations.<br />


The Sunshine Coast Hospital and Health<br />

Services offer a combination of a major<br />

tertiary teaching hospital experience, medium<br />

and smaller hospital rotation options which<br />

facilitate an excellent and broad intern<br />

and junior doctor training program; while<br />

retaining a friendly and collegiate learning<br />

environment. Interns have 2 hours of protected<br />

intern teaching each week, as well as many<br />

departmental education opportunities in each<br />

rotation.<br />

The Sunshine Coast University Hospital<br />

(SCUH) opened in March 2017 with 450 beds,<br />

is expanding to 600 beds during 2020, and is<br />

predicted to expand further to 800+ beds by<br />

2022. (758 beds were built at SCUH – and wards<br />

are being progressively opened as required).<br />

The university hospital further enhances<br />

the reputation of the SCHHS as an excellent<br />

learning environment for junior doctors. The<br />

health service provides ‘state of the art’ clinical<br />

facilities, senior staff specialists, education and<br />

research facilities.<br />

The expanding Sunshine Coast Hospitals &<br />

Health service is able to offer a wide range of<br />

clinical experiences and numerous extra job<br />

opportunities and vocational career paths for<br />

doctors of all levels. The area covered by our<br />

health service has fantastic surfing beaches,<br />

tropical rainforests and rural hinterland areas.<br />

It is located 95 km north of Brisbane and is<br />

home to the national icons of Noosa Heads<br />

and Fraser Island, servicing a population of<br />

about 410,000 people. This number expands<br />

greatly in holiday seasons. Sunshine Coast<br />

University Hospital is the primary hospital that<br />

interns will be allocated to, though there are<br />

opportunities to do rotations at Nambour,<br />

Maleny and Gympie Hospitals.<br />


The great learning opportunities and lifestyle<br />

in this area result in a consistent retention<br />

rate of over 90% of interns choosing to stay on<br />

for their house officer years and beyond. Our<br />

hospitals provide:<br />

▶<br />

Great learning opportunities, including<br />

dedicated junior doctor teaching programs<br />

and engaged senior clinicians. With the<br />

SIM skills centre at SCUH, and pocket SIM<br />

labs at Nambour and Gympie Hospitals and<br />

Medical Education Unit staff at these sites,<br />

everything is focused on individualising<br />

each intern and house officers’ clinical<br />

learning opportunities.<br />

▶ An active research department and<br />

program at SCUH provides plenty of<br />

research opportunities and support for<br />

junior doctors.<br />

▶<br />

▶<br />

A rich social lifestyle – the Sunshine Coast<br />

Junior Doctor Society organises boat trips,<br />

balls, social drinks and other activities. It also<br />

organises an annual RMO Careers Expo and<br />

is a strong advocate on intern and junior<br />

doctor issues.<br />

The Sunshine Coast offers a unique blend<br />

of metropolitan sophistication, friendly<br />

regional hospital atmosphere and the<br />

relaxed Sunshine Coast lifestyle. It is close to<br />

surfing beaches, rainforest areas, as well as<br />

the surrounding coral reefs. There are a great<br />

range of restaurants and cafes, fantastic

eaches for surfing, diving, kite-surfing,<br />

snorkeling, sailing and fishing, great treks<br />

for bushwalking, climbing and rainforest<br />

walks. In addition to a vibrant social life, the<br />

area also has plenty of shopping centres<br />

and local boutiques.<br />

<strong>2021</strong> CONTACT DETAILS<br />

Kara Somerville<br />

Senior Medical Education Officer<br />

Phone: (07) 5202 2996<br />

Jennifer Crawford<br />

Principal MEO<br />

Phone: (07) 5202 3003<br />

Email: sc-intern-recruitment@health.qld.gov.<br />

au<br />


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PREDICTED 2022<br />


*10 of the positions will be offered through<br />

the Rural Generalist Pathway.<br />


▶ Toowoomba Hospital offers most major<br />

specialties, except neurosurgery and<br />

cardiothoracic surgery, with a wide range of<br />

postgraduate educational activities.<br />

▶ The staff ratio of medical education for<br />

junior doctors is twice the state average.<br />

▶ Toowoomba hospital places a large<br />

emphasis on supporting their junior doctors<br />

which is reflected in the retention rate.<br />

▶ Toowoomba is known as the “Garden City”<br />

with beautiful parklands and reserves, and<br />

a pleasant, mild climate. It is also gaining<br />

a reputation for its arty laneways, superb<br />

coffee and vibrant cultural scene.<br />

<strong>2021</strong> CONTACT DETAILS<br />

Andrew McLean<br />

Intern Recruitment Coordinator<br />

Phone: (07) 4616 6350<br />

Email: DDHHS-Medical-Rosters@health.qld.<br />

gov.au<br />

Website: https://www.health.qld.gov.au/__<br />

data/assets/pdf_file/0025/444382/facility-infotoowoomba.pdf<br />


Toowoomba Hospital, Stanthorpe Hospital,<br />

Warwick Hospital, Goondiwindi Medical<br />

Centre, Clifton Medical Practice, Ochre Medical<br />

Centre Wyalla, Ochre Medical Centre Oakey<br />


Core: Emergency Medicine, Medicine (General<br />

Medicine, Acute Stroke Medicine), Surgery<br />

(General Surgery, Orthopaedics).<br />

Non-core: Obstetrics and Gynaecology,<br />

Paediatrics, Psychiatry, Ear Nose Throat,<br />

Urology, Medical Oncology, Anaesthetics,<br />

Intensive Care Unit, Rural Hospital term, Rural<br />

General Practice term<br />


Toowoomba Hospital, part of the Darling<br />

Downs Hospital and Health Service, is a 320<br />

bed hospital providing surgical, orthopaedic,<br />

ENT surgery, ophthalmology, urology,<br />

obstetric, paediatric and neonatal care in<br />

Special Care Nursery, anaesthesia, intensive<br />

care and high dependency care medicine<br />

including gastroenterology, geriatrics,<br />

endocrinology, oncology, respiratory and renal,<br />

and emergency medicine. The Hospital has a<br />

large 59 bed acute Mental Health Unit.<br />



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*5 of the 75 positions will be offered<br />

through the Rural Generalist Pathway.<br />


Townsville Mater for core and non-core<br />

surgical terms, core medical terms, non- core<br />

cardiology, O&G/neonates or Intensive Care<br />

Unit.<br />

A number of electives are offered outside the<br />

hospital:<br />

▶ Sexual Health<br />

▶ Alcohol Tobacco and Other Drugs (ATODS)<br />

▶ Community Paediatrics<br />

▶ Ingham Hospital, Joyce Palmer Health<br />

Service, Charters Towers Hospital<br />

▶ General Practice Ingham<br />


Core: Emergency Medicine, Medicine<br />

(Available as: General Medicine, Gerontology<br />

- Acute Care Elderly (ACE), Gastroenterology,<br />

Renal Medicine), Surgery (Available as<br />

General Surgery, Colorectal, Gynaecology,<br />

Neurosurgery, Urology, Vascular)<br />

Non-core: (Min 5 weeks, Max 12 weeks)<br />

Electives are considered and allocated<br />

meritoriously: Acute Mental Health / ATODS,<br />

Anaesthetic, Cardiology, Community<br />

Paediatrics, Country Practice (Ingham, Palm<br />

Island, Charters Towers), Endocrinology,<br />

Gastroenterology, General Practice Ingham,<br />

Gerontology - Geriatric Evaluation and<br />

Management (GEM), Haematology, Infectious<br />

Diseases, Medical Oncology, Neurology,<br />

O&G, Paediatrics, Palliative Care, Radiology,<br />

Rehabilitation Medicine – Acute, Rehabilitation<br />

Medicine – Sub-acute, Renal Medicine,<br />

Rheumatology, Sexual Health<br />

surgical subspecialties.<br />

▶ High ratio of senior to junior staff with<br />

opportunities for increasing independence<br />

in a supportive environment.<br />

▶ Broad case-mix case mix including many<br />

tropical and infectious diseases.<br />

▶ Excellent training opportunities with<br />

contacts in specialist colleges as well as a<br />

high success rate for entry into specialist<br />

training and exam success.<br />

▶ Consistently high ranking in AMAQ Resident<br />

Health Check.<br />

<strong>2021</strong> CONTACT DETAILS<br />

Joanne Kilty<br />

Manager Medical Education & Support Hub<br />

Phone: (07) 4433 1066<br />

Email: joanne.kilty@health.qld.gov.au<br />

Nicole Bates<br />

Principal Medical Education Officer<br />

Phone: (07) 4433 2268<br />

Email: nicole.bates@health.qld.gov.au<br />

Kristen Burns<br />

Medical Recruitment Coordinator - JMO<br />

Phone: (07) 4433 4733<br />

Email: TSV-JMO@health.qld.gov.au<br />

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Townsville is recognised as the capital of North<br />

Queensland. It is a tertiary hospital with more<br />

than 779 beds and is still expanding. Townsville<br />

also offers a vibrant social life with restaurants,<br />

national sporting events and fantastic tourist<br />

hot spots.<br />


▶ A modern, fast paced, complex, clinical<br />

Tertiary hospital that offers all the facilities<br />

of a major hospital with all the medical and





▶ SA AMA<br />

▶ SA New Graduate<br />

Perspectives<br />

▶ SA Overview<br />

▶ SA Rural Training<br />

▶ Central Adelaide Local<br />

Health Network<br />

▶ Northern Adelaide Local<br />

Health Network<br />

▶ Southern Adelaide Local<br />

Health Network<br />

▶ Country Health SA<br />


SA AMA<br />

On behalf of the AMA and AMA(SA), congratulations on achieving this exciting step in your<br />

medical career. Medicine is an exciting, challenging and ultimately rewarding career – one that<br />

truly enables you to work for others, every day of your professional life. You may be feeling excited,<br />

fearful, relieved – or, most likely, all of the above. These are natural and expected emotions as you<br />

embark on the next stage of a career that is likely to consume most of your life.<br />

As a doctor, you’ll be giving of yourself when you’re not ‘on duty’. You’ll give your time and your<br />

sleep and, sometimes, forget anything that looks like a ‘work-life balance’. But you’re not in it<br />

alone. Your peers are on the same journey, and your colleagues have been there and experienced<br />

similar conditions and concerns. Don’t be afraid to seek their help and guidance.<br />

The AMA is always here, too. As an AMA member, you can connect with fellow doctors across<br />

all disciplines, build your professional network, and be an active part of the conversation about<br />

issues that affect our profession and our patients. With us behind you, you are in the best place<br />

to ask questions and receive answers that will help you and those in your care.<br />

If ever the value of the AMA and our profession was evident, it has been through the COVID-19<br />

pandemic. We’ve campaigned strongly for appropriate equipment and working conditions,<br />

telehealth, insurance, electronic prescriptions, and other factors that are helping doctors and<br />

other health professionals through some of the toughest months of our careers. At the same<br />

time, we’ve worked to reduce bullying in health workplaces and to minimise the impacts of<br />

climate change; to fix the appalling conditions in which many ageing Australians are forced to<br />

live; to help medical students secure placements and reach their academic goals on the way to<br />

graduation.<br />

The AMA is a force for good. I hope you’ll join us, and become part of the profession’s voice in the<br />

months and years ahead.<br />

Good luck!<br />


AMA(SA) President<br />




My name is Joshua Ahn and I’m currently an intern at the Queen<br />

Elizabeth Hospital (part of CALHN) in Adelaide. I’ll be rotating between<br />

here and the Royal Adelaide Hospital this year and I’m excited for what’s<br />

still ahead of me. I graduated from Monash University in 2020 and decided to<br />

move back home to South Australia for my internship. Here’s just a few thoughts<br />

on my transition from medical student to medical intern!<br />

1. You’re a doctor now – you’re going to surprise yourself. You do in fact, learn a thing<br />

or two during the long hours of placement, even those hours where you’re not<br />

sure what you’re learning. Trust your gut. You do know how to do the jobs. You do<br />

know how to see the red flags and escalate. Trust your gut. You’re a doctor now.<br />

2. It’s the real world – suddenly all the confidence you answered your EMQs and<br />

OSCEs are gone. Suddenly you second guess the smallest things. Do I give saline<br />

or Hartmann’s? Over 8 hours or 10 hours? You’ll soon learn what things you need to<br />

actually worry about. Don’t sweat the little stuff – mistakes happen – ask for help,<br />

take learning points away and move on.<br />

3. Find your way to destress and debrief – some people like to go run or do yoga<br />

or eat a nice meal. I find that talking to people about your bad days provide a<br />

catharsis. I’m lucky to have a team that likes to catch up after work to hang out. I’ve<br />

seen registrars take time away after a bad code to sit down and debrief. It could<br />

be your fellow interns and friends, but being the most junior member of team, it’s<br />

important to feel seen and heard.<br />

4. There’s always time for yourself – Don’t deny yourself the little things. Drink, eat,<br />

go to the bathroom. There’s literally no situation where you can’t take 15 minutes<br />

to do all three. Hypothetically, if the person in front of you has a cardiac arrest, that<br />

might actually be the best time to do it as 20 people are running towards that<br />

patient anyway…<br />

5. Have fun, make friends – the only way to do it in the end is as a team. Be it your<br />

medical team, the nurses, the allied health staff or the patient. I like to stop and ask<br />

everyone I talk to on the phone how their day is going today. A smile and friendly<br />

conversation really does go a long way in a hospital where eventually everyone<br />

knows everyone.<br />

Dr Joshua Ahn<br />

Queen Elizabeth Hospital (PGY1)<br />









Take the opportunity to realise your potential<br />

as a doctor whilst enjoying the offerings of<br />

South Australia: the home of wine, festivals,<br />

and Farmer’s Union Iced Coffee (to get you<br />

through those lengthy shifts). Adelaide’s<br />

dynamic marriage of cosmopolitan mecca and<br />

small city vibes is both vibrant and convivial,<br />

ensuring an unparalleled experience in the “20<br />

minute city”.<br />

Boasting the modern Royal Adelaide Hospital,<br />

a new internship program in Whyalla, and<br />

a healthcare system focussed on emerging<br />

healthcare practices, it would be “heaps good”<br />

to spend your first year out of med school here<br />

in the Festival State.<br />

To ensure you secure that work-life balance<br />

(emphasis on life), the Barossa Valley and<br />

Adelaide Hills wine regions are less than 1.5<br />

hours drive from the city. Or you could spend<br />

your weekends exploring the Flinders ranges<br />

and beautiful coastline - with a “pie floater”<br />

always within reach for your indulgence.<br />


Applications are via the SA Health careers<br />

website. You will be required to upload<br />

documents to support your application. The<br />

online application form will guide you through<br />

the process and indicate which documents<br />

are required. For queries related to special<br />

considerations, refer to the FAQ page on the<br />

website.<br />

▶ Registration to complete Sunrise EMR &<br />

PAS training open: 1 st May <strong>2021</strong> - 31 st May <strong>2021</strong><br />

▶ Application open date: 4 th May <strong>2021</strong><br />

▶ Application close date: 3 rd June <strong>2021</strong><br />

▶ Referee report completion date: 11 th June<br />

▶<br />

100<br />

<strong>2021</strong><br />

Offer dates: Round one commences 12 th<br />

July <strong>2021</strong> for metro offers<br />

▶ Late Vacancy Management Process<br />

commences: 29 th November <strong>2021</strong><br />

Intern positions are aligned with priority<br />

category groups, allocating applicants to their<br />

highest possible preference until positions<br />

are filled. Allocations occur in 3 rounds; round<br />

1 commencing with Category 1.1. applicants,<br />

randomly selecting applicants to be allocated<br />

their first preferences. In round 2, all vacant<br />

positions are filled. Applicants may receive<br />

an offer for their second or subsequent<br />

preferences. Again, matches are random in<br />

accordance with category groups and based<br />

upon applicants’ highest possible preferences.<br />

Round 3 fills positions made vacant through<br />

declined offers from previous rounds.<br />

Rural Intern Pathway: introduced in South<br />

Australia to select applicants who are suitable<br />

for, and have a preference towards, working<br />

in a rural location. All applicants who meet<br />

the intern application eligibility criteria<br />

and preference a Rural SA site as their first<br />

preference will be included in the selection<br />

process. Therefore, applications for this<br />

pathway are included in the standard SA<br />

internship application. More information is<br />

located on the SA Health Careers Website.<br />


▶ Medical intern placement number (AHPRA<br />

number)<br />

▶ Passport, citizenship certificate or Australian<br />

full birth certificate (if born after 1986 must<br />

supply proof that at least one parent was<br />

either an Australian Citizen or Australian<br />

Permanent Resident at time of birth)<br />

▶ A current resume/curriculum vitae<br />

▶ Referees: for credentialing purposes,<br />

all applicants are required to provide<br />

contact details for three referees who<br />

have supervised you in a clinical capacity.<br />

An online referee form will be sent to your<br />

referees via email so please ensure the<br />

email address provided is correct.<br />

▶ University transcript (an unofficial copy is<br />

acceptable from Australian Medical Council<br />

(AMC) accredited schools).<br />

▶ Evidence confirming that you meet the<br />

English language requirements set out by<br />

AHPRA<br />

▶ Local Health Network (LHN) Preferences:<br />

Nominate your preferences in order<br />

▶ Immune Status<br />

If applicable:<br />

▶ Name change evidence (e.g. marriage<br />

certificate, divorce certificate, change of<br />

name by deed poll etc.)<br />

▶ A copy of your Visa – that includes your

▶<br />

name, visa status and expiration date<br />

If you are from interstate or overseas you will need to provide a certificate confirming that you<br />

have completed the online electronic medical record (Sunrise EMR & PAS) training. Please<br />

refer to Sunrise EMR & PAS for further information and to register for the online training<br />


Category 1<br />

Australian Citizens, Australian Permanent Residents and New Zealand Citizens<br />

1.1 Medical graduates from a SA university who identify as a an Aboriginal and Torres Strait<br />

Islander<br />

1.2 CSP or SABMSS Medical graduates from a SA University<br />

1.3 Full fee paying Medical graduates from a SA University<br />

Category 2<br />

Australian Citizens, Australian Permanent Residents and New Zealand Citizens<br />

2.1 Interstate or NZ medical graduates who identify as an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander<br />

2.2 Interstate or NZ medical graduates who completed Year 12 in South Australia<br />

2.3 Interstate or NZ medical graduates<br />

2.4 Medical graduates from an overseas university who completed year 12 in South Australia<br />

2.5 Medical graduate of an overseas university<br />

Category 3<br />

Australian Temporary Residents and New Zealand Permanent Residents<br />

3.1 Medical graduates from a South Australian University<br />

Category 4<br />

Australian Temporary Residents and New Zealand Permanent Residents<br />

4.1 Medical graduates from an interstate or New Zealand University<br />

Category 5<br />

Australian Temporary Residents and New Zealand Permanent Residents<br />

5.1 Medical graduates who have spent two or more semesters in an overseas campus of an<br />

Australian or New Zealand University (eg Monash Sunway campus, UQ New Orleans campus)<br />

5.2 Medical graduates of an overseas university<br />


SA RURAL<br />



The South Australian Rural Intern Pathway was introduced in 2018 as a means to select applicants<br />

who are suitable and have a preference to work in a rural location. In order to be eligible for this<br />

program, you must preference a rural site as your first preference.<br />

Applicants can preference to work at the Flinders and Upper North Local Health Network (LHN)<br />

or Limestone Coast LHN, the Flinders Upper North LHN services, Whyalla Hospital and Health<br />

Service, the Port Augusta Hospital and Port Lincoln Health and Hospital Service, or the Limestone<br />

Coast LHN services, Mount Gambier and Districts Health Service.<br />

Both programs are designed to set up interns for a rural generalist career, with the potential to<br />

continue PGY2+ years in a rural setting.<br />

Interviews for the 2022 internship will be held from 28 th June to 2 nd July <strong>2021</strong> (to be confirmed),<br />

with rural intern pathway offers being released from Monday 5 th July <strong>2021</strong>.<br />

Further information can be found in the SA <strong>Internship</strong> Application <strong>Guide</strong>line here: https://www.<br />

samet.org.au/internship/<br />

Contact:<br />

SA Health South Australia Medical Education and Training Unit<br />

Telephone: (08) 8226 7391<br />

Email: HealthSAMET@sa.gov.au<br />


The Road to Rural (R2R) intern Program gives 40 interns the opportunity to complete a 10 week<br />

rural placement in a SA community. These fully immersive opportunities expose interns to the<br />

breadth of rural general practice and hospital work in the regions of: Angaston, Crystal Brook,<br />

Jamestown, Kapunda, Mannum, Murray Bridge, Port Lincoln, and Waikerie. To be part of the R2R<br />

Intern Program, Interns of Adelaide’s Metropolitan Local Health Networks (CALHN, NALHN and<br />

SALHN) can preference a rural rotation in their application. Each R2R Intern Program participant<br />

commences their rotation with a 1.5 day orientation to rural general practice featuring practical<br />

skills stations and emergency upskilling.<br />

For more information, click here: https://www.ruraldoc.com.au/<br />

Contact:<br />

Phone: (08) 8234 8277<br />

Email: futureworkforce@ruraldoc.com.au<br />




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The Central Adelaide Local Health Network<br />

is an accredited prevocational (PGY1 &<br />

PGY2+) medical training provider. SAMETs<br />

Accreditation Standards provide the<br />

framework against which the quality of<br />

education, training, support, supervision and<br />

welfare are measured and met. CALHN provides<br />

a broad base of clinical experience and has a<br />

demonstrated culture of expert teaching and<br />

training which is very well supported by senior<br />

clinicians and trainees in vocational training<br />

programs.<br />


The hospitals within CALHN to which Interns<br />

are allocated as home-based hospitals are<br />

The Queen Elizabeth Hospital and the Royal<br />

Adelaide Hospital. Other sites and services<br />

include Hampstead Rehabilitation Hospital,<br />

Glenside Hospital, and a range of sub-acute<br />

and primary health care services and a number<br />

of state-wide services. Currently there are<br />

rotations to Women’s and Children’s Hospital<br />

Network (WCHN), Port Augusta Hospital and<br />

GP rotations to Jamestown, Port Lincoln and<br />

Waikerie.<br />

The Queen Elizabeth Hospital is a 311 bed, acute<br />

care teaching hospital that provides inpatient,<br />

outpatient, and emergency and mental health<br />

services to a population of more than 250,000<br />

people living primarily in Adelaide’s western<br />

suburbs. TQEH is currently undergoing<br />

redevelopment. The hospital is located in the<br />

Western suburbs of Adelaide, is 15 mins via<br />

Port Road to the Royal Adelaide Hospital and<br />

is easily accessible by public transport with<br />

buses and trains in close proximity. Car parking<br />

is available on site, in addition to ample street<br />

parking.<br />

Royal Adelaide Hospital is an 800-bed hospital<br />

providing a comprehensive range of the most<br />

complex clinical care to an estimated 85,000<br />

inpatients and 400,000 outpatients each year.<br />

Structurally, the hospital spans the equivalent<br />

of three city blocks and is located on a site<br />

containing almost four hectares of landscaped<br />

parks and internal green space, including over<br />

70 courtyards, terraces and sky gardens. The<br />

hospital is located in the North West corner of<br />

the Adelaide CBD and is accessible by various<br />

bus, tram and train routes. There is a staff<br />

car park on site and a parking permit can be<br />

applied for with all consideration given to the<br />

fulltime shift-working workforce.<br />


General Medicine<br />

Geriatric Medicine /<br />

Aged Care<br />

Acute Medical Unit<br />

Thoracic / Respiratory<br />

Medicine<br />

Acute Stroke<br />

Neurology – including<br />

Subacute Stroke<br />

Cardiology<br />

Gastroenterology<br />

Trauma Surgery &<br />

Surgical Oncology<br />

Upper GI Surgery<br />

Hepatobiliary Surgery<br />

Colorectal Surgery<br />

Emergency Medicine<br />

Nights<br />

Relieving<br />

Oncology – Medical and<br />

Radiation<br />

Cardiothoracic Surgery<br />

ENT Surgery<br />

Urology<br />

General Surgery<br />

Breast Endocrine &<br />

Surgical Oncology<br />

Acute Mental Health/<br />

Psychiatry<br />

Palliative Care<br />

Rehabilitation Medicine<br />

– General and Geriatric<br />

Vascular Surgery General Practice –<br />

Jamestown, Port<br />

Lincoln & Waikerie<br />

Plastic Surgery WCHN – Paediatric<br />

Medicine and Paediatric<br />

Emergency<br />

Orthopaedic Surgery<br />

Drug & Alcohol Services<br />

SA (DASSA)<br />


INCLUDE:<br />

▶ Weekly Intern Training Program (protected<br />

time)<br />

▶ Intern Simulation Training Program<br />

(protected time)<br />

▶ Surgical Units Intern Teaching Program<br />

▶ Emergency Department Teaching Program<br />

▶ General Medicine Teaching Program<br />

▶ Ward Rounds, Departmental Meetings and<br />


Individual Unit Teaching Meetings<br />

▶ Medical Grand Rounds<br />

▶ Committed Postgraduate Medical<br />

Education personnel including: Medical<br />

Education Registrars, Chief Medical<br />

Residents, Clinical Term Supervisors<br />

▶ A varied education program is offered<br />

and can include: ALS, PLS, APLS, Cultural<br />

Awareness, Mindfulness Courses, Clinical<br />

Teacher Development, Full Career<br />

Development Program and Mentorship<br />

Program.<br />



Supervision can be provided by many and<br />

varied personnel ie RMO/Registrar; Consultant;<br />

Term Supervisor. Interns can get support from<br />

many and varied personnel including:<br />

▶ DCT – Director of Clinical Training<br />

▶ MEO – Medical Education Officer<br />

▶ Term Supervisors<br />

▶ Chief Medical Residents<br />

▶ Senior medical colleagues<br />

▶ AMA/SASMOA<br />

▶ SAMET JMO Forum<br />

▶ Intern Reps – Advocates, Medical Education/<br />

Training Committees<br />

▶ Regular Intern Talkfests<br />

▶ Interviews 2-3 times per year with DCT and<br />

MEO<br />

▶ Education Unit’s open door policy<br />

▶ Own health practitioners ie GPs etc.<br />

▶ Health Advisory Agencies ie Staff<br />

Counselling Support Services; Doctors’<br />

Health Advisory Service; Doctors’ Health SA<br />

etc.<br />

<strong>2021</strong> CONTACT DETAILS<br />

Ms Lynne Burn<br />

Medical Education Officer (Interns) The Queen<br />

Elizabeth Hospital, CALHN<br />

Phone: (08) 8222 6650<br />

Email: Lynne.burn@.sa.gov.au<br />



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Modbury Hospital and Lyell McEwin Hospital<br />


All Intern Rotations are accredited by SAMET.<br />

Core Medicine<br />

SAMET Accredited<br />

Team<br />

Acute Medical<br />

Unit<br />

Cardiology<br />

Gastroenterology<br />

General Medicine<br />

Geriatric<br />

Evaluation and<br />

Management<br />

Neurology<br />

Palliative Care<br />

Renal Medicine<br />

Respiratory<br />

Medicine<br />

Short Stay Medical<br />

Unit<br />

NALHN Site<br />

Lyell McEwin<br />

Hospital<br />

Lyell McEwin<br />

Hospital<br />

Lyell McEwin<br />

Hospital<br />

Lyell McEwin<br />

Hospital<br />

Modbury<br />

Hospital<br />

Lyell McEwin<br />

Hospital<br />

Modbury<br />

Hospital<br />

Lyell McEwin<br />

Hospital<br />

Lyell McEwin<br />

Hospital<br />

Modbury<br />

Hospital<br />

Number<br />

of Intern<br />

Rotations<br />

per Term<br />

4<br />

2<br />

1<br />

3<br />

1<br />

1<br />

1<br />

1<br />

1<br />

2<br />

Helen Yates<br />

Medical Education Officer (Interns) Royal<br />

Adelaide Hospital, CALHN<br />

Email: helen.yates@sa.gov.au<br />


Core Surgery<br />

SAMET Accredited<br />

Team<br />

Breast Endocrine<br />

Surgery<br />

Colorectal Surgery<br />

Gynaecology<br />

Orthopaedics<br />

Upper GI Surgery<br />

Urology / Ear, Nose<br />

and Throat<br />

Emergency<br />

Emergency<br />

Emergency<br />

NALHN Site<br />

Lyell McEwin<br />

Hospital<br />

Lyell McEwin<br />

Hospital<br />

Lyell McEwin<br />

Hospital<br />

Lyell McEwin<br />

Hospital<br />

Lyell McEwin<br />

Hospital<br />

Lyell McEwin<br />

Hospital<br />

Lyell McEwin<br />

Hospital<br />

Modbury<br />

Hospital<br />

Gawler Health<br />

Service<br />

Number<br />

of Intern<br />

Rotations<br />

per Term<br />

2<br />

3<br />

1<br />

3<br />

2<br />

1<br />

8<br />

7<br />

1<br />


▶ Supportive learning environment with<br />

lunchtime protected intern teaching time<br />

▶ Weekly Intern Training Program based on<br />

the Australian Curriculum Framework for<br />

Junior Doctors<br />

▶ Mentoring program available<br />

▶ Weekly Medical Grand Rounds<br />

▶ Departmental Meetings<br />

▶ Individual Unit Teaching Meetings<br />

▶ You may preference up to two Emergency<br />

rotations<br />

▶ Simulation training suite at LMH<br />

The Postgraduate Medical Education Unit<br />

team members look forward to welcoming<br />

you and supporting you to transition to a<br />

registered medical officer.<br />

<strong>2021</strong> CONTACT DETAILS<br />

Director of Clinical Training<br />

Dr Kate Wislang<br />

Email: Health.NALHNPMEUAdministration@<br />

sa.gov.au<br />

Non-Core Intern<br />

SAMET Accredited<br />

Team<br />

Medical Nights<br />

Psychiatry<br />

Psychogeriatric<br />

Acute<br />

Rehabilitation<br />

Relieving<br />

Surgery Nights<br />

Rural General<br />

Practice<br />

Rural General<br />

Practice<br />

NALHN Site<br />

Lyell McEwin<br />

Hospital<br />

Lyell McEwin<br />

Hospital<br />

Lyell McEwin<br />

Hospital<br />

Modbury<br />

Hospital<br />

Modbury<br />

Hospital and<br />

Lyell McEwin<br />

Hospital<br />

Lyell McEwin<br />

Hospital<br />

Crystal Brook 1<br />

Kapunda /<br />

Eudunda<br />

Number<br />

of Intern<br />

Rotations<br />

per Term<br />

2<br />

1<br />

1<br />

1<br />

4<br />

2<br />

1<br />

Medical Education Registrars<br />

Dr Jarrod Marks and Dr Sam Gluck<br />

MEO contacts:<br />

Annamaria Semmler:<br />

Email: annamaria.semmler@sa.gov.au<br />

Renee Murphy:<br />

Email: renee.murphy@sa.gov.au<br />




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PREDICTED 2022<br />



Flinders Medical Centre, Noarlunga Hospital<br />

and Jamie Larcombe Centre, Rural GP Sites:<br />

Murray Bridge, Mannum, Angaston, Mount<br />

Barker, Victor Harbor<br />


Emergency; Rural ED/GP; Acute Medical<br />

Unit; Cardiology; Gastroenterology;<br />

General Medicine; Geriatric Evaluation<br />

and Management (GEM); Haematology;<br />

Older Persons Assessment and ED Liaison<br />

(OPAL); Respiratory; Stroke; Cardio-Thoracic<br />

Surgery; Colorectal Surgery; ENT; General and<br />

Gastrointestinal Surgery; Hepato-Pancreato-<br />

Biliary Surgery; Oesophago-Gastric Surgery;<br />

Orthopaedics; Urology; Vascular Surgery;<br />

Neurosurgery; Plastic Surgery; Infectious<br />

Diseases and Dermatology; Obstetrics and<br />

Gynaecology; Paediatrics; Psychiatry; Medical<br />

Nights; Surgical Nights; and Relieving.<br />


SALHN provides the opportunity to practice<br />

medicine across a broad range of specialties<br />

in a supportive environment. The education<br />

team within the Trainee Medical Officer<br />

Unit provides comprehensive and dynamic<br />

training opportunities in their weekly intern<br />

tutorial program, simulation program, clinical<br />

skills workshops and the five-day orientation<br />

program.<br />

you can contribute your feedback for ongoing<br />

quality improvement through involvement in<br />

various hospital committees, which is really<br />

valued and encouraged. SALHN’s most stand<br />

out quality is the collaborative and friendly<br />

work culture both within and between teams;<br />

even when busy – it makes for an enjoyable<br />

workplace!”<br />

“Coming from a different university to join the<br />

SALHN cohort was a fantastic choice, and an<br />

easy transition. There is a strong culture of<br />

support and teamwork here, and I feel valued<br />

by staff from all faculties. We have regular<br />

protected teaching built in to our working week,<br />

as well as plenty of opportunistic teaching<br />

on the wards. It’s been easy to make friends<br />

across different teams, with shared office<br />

spaces, regular morning coffees, and delicious<br />

lunches provided before teaching. Your time<br />

and skills are valued, which motivates you to<br />

contribute meaningfully to good outcomes<br />

for your patients. You won’t regret joining the<br />

SALHN team!”<br />

<strong>2021</strong> CONTACT DETAILS<br />

Sheryl Keegan<br />

Medical Education Officer<br />

Phone: (08) 8204 7688 (Tue-Fri)<br />

Email: sheryl.keegan@sa.gov.au<br />

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Additionally, SALHN provides education,<br />

information, and support for interns and<br />

general trainees who are interested in a<br />

General Practice career pathway.<br />


“SALHN is a great choice for internship! We<br />

had a fantastic introduction starting from<br />

orientation - it was educational, eased all<br />

our nerves and helped us to get to know one<br />

another before starting! Being at SALHN<br />

- you always feel cared for; the TMO unit<br />

are incredibly supportive, both with our<br />

transition to internship, as well as our progress<br />

throughout it. There is also excellent weekly<br />

teaching sessions from various specialists for<br />

our continual development. As a junior doctor


On 1 July 2019, the Country Health SA Local Health Network was replaced by six regional local<br />

health networks (LHNs), each led by a governing board. These six new regional LHNs are:<br />

▶ Barossa Hills Fleurieu Local Health Network<br />

▶ Eyre and Far North Local Health Network<br />

▶ Flinders and Upper North Local Health Network<br />

▶ Limestone Coast Local Health Network<br />

▶ Riverland Mallee Coorong Local Health Network<br />

▶ Yorke and Northern Local Health Network<br />

For further information, including contact details, about these new LHNs, visit this website: https://<br />

www.sahealth.sa.gov.au/wps/wcm/connect/public+content/sa+health+internet/about+us/<br />

our+local+health+networks/regional+health+services/about+regional+health<br />


The Riverland Mallee Coorong LHN is one of the six local health networks following the devolvement<br />

of CHSA. RMCLHN has twelve hospitals in the region with Riverland General Hospital being the<br />

major hospital in the southern end of the region and Murray Bridge Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital<br />

in the northern end of the region. The RMCLHN follows the River Murray through the majority of<br />

sites from Renmark to Tailem Bend with three Mallee sites and one hospital in the Coorong on<br />

Lake Alexander. The region has aspirations to be involved as a Training Site for Medical Rotations<br />

but at this stage we do not have the medical staff in place to undertake same.<br />

Please do not hesitate to contact the A/Executive Director Medical Services of RMCLHN, Dr Tim<br />

Smart if you would like further clarification or information.<br />

Phone: (08) 8580 2625<br />

Email: tim.smart@sa.gov.au<br />


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YOU LOOK<br />





▶ TAS AMA<br />

▶ TAS New Graduate<br />

Perspective<br />

▶ TAS Overview<br />

▶ TAS Rural Training<br />

▶ North<br />

▶ South<br />

▶ North West<br />


TAS AMA<br />

Welcome to your internship.<br />

Firstly, I want to congratulate you for continuing with your studies and medical career journey in<br />

what can only have been described as near impossible circumstances during 2020, but the fact<br />

that you are here today speaks volumes to the type of doctors you are going to become – calm,<br />

passionate, resilient, determined, and professional all the traits needed to treat and care and<br />

advocate for your patients and your colleagues and yourself.<br />

Welcome to the medical profession. We are very pleased and excited that you will be commencing<br />

your career in medicine in our beautiful State of Tasmania.<br />

Good advice, given to most of us on starting our intern year, is not to be overwhelmed, give<br />

everything a go, be curious, interested, ask questions, be proactive, look and learn and importantly<br />

ask for help if needed.<br />

Your senior colleagues were all once interns, and they remember only too well the steep learning<br />

curve you are on and the incredible reward we all get from providing patient care. These senior<br />

doctors look forward to teaching and mentoring you; you are the future of our profession.<br />

We often hear from interns that working in the hospital is not always what they expected. You<br />

graduated with a lot of knowledge, now is the time to put that knowledge into practice and<br />

enjoy this new experience.<br />

Tasmania provides a beautiful lifestyle and many opportunities for advancing your medical<br />

training at any one of our three public hospitals, Hobart, Launceston or at the North West<br />

Regional. We try to keep what we have in Tasmania a secret so as not to spoil it! But I am happy<br />

to share some of those secrets with you.<br />

Tasmania offers great weather, cities that are easy to get around, access to excellent sporting<br />

facilities and activities; both on and off the water, healthy produce, a world-renowned arts and<br />

festival culture, pristine scenery, untouched beaches and a diverse and vibrant coffee and dining<br />

scene.<br />

In the time it takes most of the Australian population to travel to work Doctors in Tasmania<br />

can be in the wilderness, at an unspoilt beach or just getting up because there is no need to<br />

rush! Our state has immense beauty at your doorstep. We also have quality hospitals offering<br />

a comprehensive range of experience. Tasmania provides both basic and advanced training<br />

pathways to almost all specialities with some programs linked with Victoria.<br />

Intern placements while remaining tight around the country are available in Tasmania with many<br />

of the students from the University of Tasmania Medical School moving around the country.<br />

AMA Tasmania is actively involved in ensuring the right balance of work, teaching and life exist<br />

for Interns in Tasmania. So, give us serious consideration. However, beware, you will need to<br />

plan to stay on as I can assure you that you will get hooked!<br />

I strongly encourage you to join AMA Tasmania, the organisation representing Tasmanian<br />

doctors.<br />

AMA Tasmania continues to help countless members with workplace relations advice, advocate<br />

on vital life impacting issues such as climate change, career coaching and wellbeing support.<br />

You will also have networking opportunities with senior colleagues. Moreover, in an increasingly<br />

crowded employment market, these opportunities are crucial.<br />


AMA Tasmania’s strong advocacy has provided junior doctors with a voice, improved working<br />

conditions, and safer hours.<br />

AMA Tasmania can also help you to understand your rights as a Doctor-in-Training, as well as<br />

how to add your voice to advocate for policy improvements. AMA Tasmania continues to work<br />

hard to improve workplace culture to discourage bullying and harassment in public hospitals. Of<br />

course, we encourage all members to pursue respectful behaviour toward others, and to be well<br />

informed on health policy issues while allowing you to share your perspective with the wider<br />

medical community away from your health service.<br />

Top 10 tips for enjoying your internship.<br />

▶ Maintain networks.<br />

▶ Eat, exercise, and have your own GP.<br />

▶ Develop your communications skills.<br />

▶ Make sure you are contactable when you should be!<br />

▶ Prioritise tasks and learn time management skills.<br />

▶ The best cannula is the one in the patient’s vein.<br />

▶ Introduce yourself…. to everyone.<br />

▶ Follow your passion.<br />

▶ Focus on your important role.<br />

▶ Finally…. Enjoy your internship – everything will be ok but please ask for help if you need it.<br />

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.<br />

Regards<br />

Dr Helen McArdle<br />

AMA Tasmania President<br />




Tasmania, home to amazing outdoor activities, fantastic food and drink,<br />

vibrant art scenes, oh, and three major hospitals.<br />

Transitioning from medical student to intern will always be a major jump for<br />

any doctor in training. Changes to the level of responsibility, accountability and<br />

the challenges with learning referral pathways are only some of the many difficulties<br />

that will be encountered. The way your hospital administration supports you throughout this<br />

transition will have one of the largest impacts on this. In my opinion, the Tasmanian system<br />

does this extremely well. What I found to be incredibly helpful during this transition is one<br />

of the compulsory programs run by the THS; intern shadowing. During this week you<br />

will spend most of your time shadowing the “current” interns on their daily activities<br />

and developing an understanding of exactly what you will be doing in your first rotation.<br />

You appreciate this to no-end once you hit the ground running the following Monday.<br />

All three of the major internship locations across Tasmania each offer a slightly different<br />

experience which can be generalised into somewhat of a neat cascade. The Royal Hobart (RHH)<br />

offering the capital-city/major center experience, the Launceston General (LGH) providing a<br />

regional tertiary experience and the North-West Regional (NWRH) offering true regional center<br />

opportunities. Specialties offered at each center follow a fairly standard distribution, with Hobart<br />

offering the widest range, Launceston offering a mix between general and specialist rotations<br />

and the North-West offering mostly general rotations.<br />

All three centers provide an excellent learning environment, with weekly formal teaching and<br />

numerous opportunities to apply those hard learnt skills from medical school. Additionally, all<br />

centers have brilliant specialists and trainees keen to teach and involve you within their teams.<br />

To date, I have only had the opportunity to work within the Emergency department at the Royal<br />

Hobart but can say that it has been fantastic. With a combination of a great work environment,<br />

actually getting out on time, and the Tasmanian wilderness only minutes away, I wouldn’t pick<br />

anywhere else.<br />

Dr Luke Dimsey<br />

Royal Hobart Hospital (PGY1)<br />



Discover Tasmania - Australia’s slightly<br />

forgotten island which nevertheless attracts<br />

over 1 million visitors each year. It would be a<br />

shame if you forgot to consider coming here,<br />

too! Although on the smaller end of the scale,<br />

our cities are vibrant and thriving with creative<br />

production. Take time to explore and you’ll<br />

find the state is also bursting with gorgeous<br />

scenery (and even world-class surfing!). Use<br />

a weekend or two to visit the many national<br />

parks, hiking trails and gardens, enjoying the<br />

nature of our beautiful island.<br />

<strong>Internship</strong>s in Tasmania offer flexibility of<br />

lifestyle, with each Intern streamed into<br />

either Medicine, Surgery or General training<br />

(including emergency medicine). Invaluable<br />

career support is offered, coupled with<br />

targeted training and development programs.<br />

The relatively small intake is advantageous,<br />

providing a more relaxed and personalised<br />

work environment.<br />

Wind down with a Cascade or two, or (if Aussie<br />

beer’s not your thing), indulge in Tasmania’s<br />

renowned cheese and chocolate to finish off<br />

the long days.<br />


Applications are via the Tasmanian Health<br />

Service. Applicants must be graduates of, or<br />

graduating from an Australian Medical Council<br />

accredited University.<br />

All applicants are required to apply online via<br />

the Tasmanian jobs website www.jobs.tas.gov.<br />

au. Only one application is required; you will<br />

be asked to indicate your preferred place of<br />

employment (Hobart, Launceston, North West<br />

Region) via the application form. Applicants<br />

must list each site in order of preference.<br />

Our online application form ensures all the<br />

information required to assess your application<br />

is provided. The form includes information on<br />

your eligibility to work in Australia.<br />

The online application form requires you to<br />

include your University Student Number and<br />

your Australian Health Practitioner Regulation<br />

Agency (AHPRA) Intern Placement Number.<br />

The Intern Placement Number is a unique<br />

number generated by AHPRA that is provided<br />

to medical schools for distribution to all <strong>2021</strong><br />

final year medical students.<br />

Applicants will also be required to indicate<br />

place of birth and where the applicant<br />

completed education Year 12 (State or Territory<br />

if born in Australia). This information will be<br />

used to inform the data sets required by the<br />

National Medical Intern Data Manager.<br />

Candidates should attach a CV/Resume<br />

and any other relevant information to their<br />

application.<br />

For information on application dates please<br />

refer to the Department of Health and Human<br />

Services website http://www.dhhs.tas.gov.au/<br />

career/home/medical/junior_docs/current_<br />

campaign/howtoapply_intern.<br />


Recruitment email address:<br />

medical.recruitment@ths.tas.gov.au<br />




The Rural Junior Doctor Training Innovation Fund Tasmanian Community-based Intern Program<br />

was set up to encourage more doctors to undertake rural community general practice. This 13-<br />

week rotation will expose interns to the philosophy and skills involved in rural general practice.<br />

General Practice has a different service approach than other medical specialities and this is<br />

summarised nicely by the quote below:<br />

General Practice is “an approach to health and medicine that is not reductionist. We<br />

are not doctors for particular diseases, particular organs, nor particular stages in the<br />

life cycle, we are doctors for people.”<br />

Ochre Health is the fund holder for the Commonwealth’s Rural Junior Doctor Training Innovation<br />

Fund (RJDTIF) in Tasmania.<br />

There are five intern positions in the following locations: Cygnet Queenstown, King Island, St<br />

Helens and Scottsdale.<br />

The Postgraduate Medical Education Council of Tasmania has accredited these terms as noncore<br />

terms to form part of the 47 weeks of supervised practice as an intern before being eligible<br />

for general registration. Tasmanian Health Service (THS) Interns who undertake a general<br />

practice rotation (13-week training program) will still be required to complete the three core<br />

terms in emergency, medicine and surgery at their tertiary hospital.<br />

Interns will continue to participate in their tertiary hospital education program and be provided<br />

a primary care education program during their community term – comprising weekly tutorials<br />

on primary care topics, regular case conferencing, and a structured experiential learning<br />

opportunity incorporating small rural hospital, general practice, community and age care work.<br />

All of their work will be directly supervised by one of the senior GPs of the participating Practices.<br />

This opportunity is available to Tasmania interns who indicate their interest in a GP rotation.<br />


NORTH<br />

SOUTH<br />

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PREDICTED 2022<br />



Launceston General Hospital<br />


Core: Orthopaedics, General Surgery, Plastic<br />

Surgery, Urology, Ear Nose Throat, General<br />

Medicine, Acute Medical Unit, Oncology/<br />

Haematology, Renal, Respiratory, Emergency<br />

Medicine<br />

Non-core: Hospital at Night, After-hours/ Relief,<br />

General Practice Rural – Scottsdale & St Helens<br />


THO-North serves a population of 130,000 and<br />

a catchment of 240,000 for some specialties.<br />

All major specialties are represented in this<br />

training network except for neurosurgery and<br />

cardiac surgery.<br />


▶ Regular teaching with core clinical<br />

information provided<br />

▶ Excellent staff amenities including<br />

▶ Gymnasium and a well-equipped medical<br />

officers’ common room<br />

▶ New & vibrant Emergency Department<br />

▶ Supportive environment, including<br />

mentoring and pastoral care.<br />

▶ Regular contact with senior staff.<br />

▶ A diverse range of clinical conditions and<br />

good training opportunities<br />

▶ Hospital wide education programs<br />

<strong>2021</strong> CONTACT DETAILS<br />

Ellen Tiller<br />

Resident Staff Co-ordinator<br />

Phone: (03) 6777 4345<br />

Email: ellen.tiller@ths.tas.gov.au<br />

State-wide MWU email for enquiries:<br />

medical.recruitment@ths.tas.gov.au<br />


Royal Hobart Hospital<br />


Core: General Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery,<br />

Plastics/Maxillofacial Surgery, Vascular<br />

Surgery, Cardiothoracic Surgery, Neurosurgery,<br />

General Medicine, Assessment Planning<br />

Unit, Haematology, Oncology, Rehabilitation<br />

Medicine, Older Persons Unit, Respiratory,<br />

Emergency Medical Care, Urology<br />

Non-core: Rural General Practice – Southern<br />

based<br />


The Royal Hobart Hospital is the tertiary<br />

referral centre for all of Tasmania. It services a<br />

population of approximately 240 000 people.<br />

THS-RHH offers a comprehensive range of<br />

specialties.<br />


▶ Active weekly Intern Education Program<br />

facilitated by the Directors of Clinical<br />

Training and Medical Education Advisor<br />

▶ Our comprehensive, paid one-week<br />

orientation program includes shadowing of<br />

previous interns<br />

▶ Support for intern personal welfare to ensure<br />

quality working experiences, supervision<br />

and feedback<br />

<strong>2021</strong> CONTACT DETAILS<br />

Shelley Hampson<br />

Senior Recruitment Officer - Medical<br />

Workforce Unit (MWU)<br />

Phone: (03) 6166 7538<br />

Email: shelley.hampson@ths.tas.gov.au<br />

State-wide MWU email for enquiries:<br />

medical.recruitment@ths.tas.gov.au<br />



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PREDICTED 2022<br />



North West Regional Hospital, Burnie, and<br />

Mersey Community Hospital, Latrobe<br />


Core: General Medicine, General Surgery,<br />

Orthopaedic Surgery, Emergency Medicine<br />

Non-core: General Practice Rural –<br />

Queenstown, King island & Smithton<br />


Interns at THS-North West Region gain handson<br />

experience in well-supported departments.<br />

This provides a very unique opportunity to<br />

work across our diverse sites, and ensuring<br />

maximum exposure to advance skills.<br />

Interns are fully supported by Registrars and<br />

Consultants, and we have structured regular<br />

JMO training and education sessions.<br />


▶ Contemporary, well equipped and<br />

supportive work environments<br />

▶ Availability of shared, self-contained<br />

accommodation for junior doctors close to<br />

the hospital<br />

▶<br />

Active weekly Intern Education Program<br />

facilitated by the Directors of Clinical<br />

Training and Medical Education Advisor<br />

▶ Our comprehensive, paid one-week<br />

orientation program includes shadowing of<br />

previous interns<br />

▶<br />

Support for intern personal welfare to ensure<br />

quality working experiences, supervision<br />

and feedback<br />

<strong>2021</strong> CONTACT DETAILS<br />

Shauna Cole<br />

Senior Recruitment Officer<br />

Email: shauna.cole@ths.gov.au<br />

State-wide MWU email for enquiries:<br />

medical.recruitment@ths.tas.gov.au<br />



▶ VIC AMA<br />

▶ VIC New Graduate<br />

Perspective<br />

▶ VIC Overview<br />

▶ VIC Rural Training<br />

▶ VIC Hospital Health Check<br />

Survey<br />

▶ Albury-Wodonga Health<br />

▶ Alfred Health<br />

▶ Austin Health<br />

▶ Ballarat Health<br />

▶ Barwon Health<br />

▶ Bendigo Hospital<br />

▶ East Gippsland<br />

Community-based Intern<br />

Program<br />

▶ Eastern Health<br />

▶ Echuca Health<br />

▶ Gippsland Health<br />

▶ Goulburn Valley Health<br />

▶ Grampians<br />

▶ Melbourne Health<br />

▶ Mildura Health<br />

▶ Monash Health<br />

▶ Murray to the Mountains<br />

▶ Northeast Health<br />

▶ Northern Health<br />

▶ Peninsula Health<br />

▶ Southwest Health<br />

▶ St Vincent’s Health<br />

▶ Western Health<br />


VIC AMA<br />

Dear Intern,<br />

Congratulations on graduating and making it to internship!<br />

Although the health system has been subject to some recent challenges from the COVID-19<br />

pandemic, it remains an exciting and challenging time in your career.<br />

As you navigate your way through the public hospital system, it’s helpful to remember that every<br />

one of your medical colleagues began their careers as interns. We all remember that time in our<br />

lives, and equally empathise with your experience, so don’t be afraid to ask for help, because we<br />

appreciate your questions, and know that this is how you learn.<br />

I strongly encourage you to join AMA Victoria, the organisation representing Victorian doctors.<br />

AMA Victoria continues to help countless members with workplace relations advice, career<br />

coaching, and wellbeing support. You will also have networking opportunities with senior<br />

colleagues. Moreover, in an increasingly crowded employment market, these opportunities are<br />

crucial.<br />

AMA Victoria’s Enterprise Agreement has provided junior doctors with improved working<br />

conditions, safer hours, a better deal for new parents, along with a 12% pay increase. We will soon<br />

be negotiating a new agreement, and expect further improvement in pay and conditions, but<br />

we can only do so with your support.<br />

AMA Victoria can also help you to understand your rights as a Doctor-in-Training, as well as how<br />

to add your voice to advocate for policy improvements. AMA Victoria continues to work hard to<br />

improve workplace culture in order to discourage bullying and harassment in public hospitals.<br />

Of course, we encourage all members to pursue respectful behaviour towards others, and to<br />

be well informed on health policy issues while allowing you to share your perspective with the<br />

wider medical community away from your health service.<br />

I wish you every success and great satisfaction in your further career.<br />

Yours Sincerely,<br />

A/Prof Julian Rait<br />

AMA (Victoria) President<br />




The time has finally arrived to begin your career as a doctor.<br />

Congratulations! As you contemplate where you would like to work next<br />

year, please do not forget that this is a time of celebration. That you have the<br />

privilege to make such a choice is the consequence of your many years of hard<br />

work and dedication to improving the lives of others. It is fitting that you enter the<br />

medical profession at such a profound moment in its history. We have been forced to<br />

contemplate the potential collapse of our healthcare system and are now feted by a public that<br />

has never been more grateful to its healthcare workers. Meanwhile, our profession is being forced<br />

to reckon with the cruelties of its past and its present. On this, there is cause for optimism.<br />

Much is owed to our predecessors who are leaving us with a workplace that is safer,<br />

happier and staffed by people who, increasingly, look more like the communities they<br />

serve. On becoming a doctor, you inherit this responsibility, too.<br />

Before you make it as a doctor next year, you will need to clear one last hurdle: the PMCV intern<br />

match. Much has been said and will be said about the match; however, rest assured that 98% of<br />

it is urban legend. What is for certain is that it is a challenging process but it is one that we have<br />

all managed and that you will too. With aplomb. On the occasional moments that the match<br />

has you feeling like you’re kayaking up the proverbial creek without a paddle, remember that it<br />

is friends and family that have always helped you keep on paddling. This process will be much<br />

easier if you share its burdens with the people you love.<br />

Deciding where to apply to next year will expose you to the tyranny of choice. Rest assured that<br />

how you make this choice is the right way to make this choice. Some will think about where their<br />

friends are going. What rotations are offered. Whether the hospital logo’s colour palette fits their<br />

Instagram aesthetic. However you make it, this is your decision and it should be made according<br />

to the things that are important to you and with the people who are important to you.<br />

You will not be defined by this match. Wherever you end up next year it will be in one of the best<br />

healthcare systems in the world. It is this that makes the choice so tyrannical: all of the options<br />

are good. Where you do your internship next year will have little bearing on your career and<br />

bear even less on you. Far more important is what you bring to internship than what it brings to<br />

you. You will learn more than you ever will. Grow more than you ever have. And have a stack of<br />

fun doing it. Soak it up. Enjoy it. And remember to feel proud of yourself as you begin such an<br />

incredible career.<br />

Congratulations and good luck!<br />

Dr Travis Lines<br />

Alfred Hospital (PGY1)<br />



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Graduates of Australian or New Zealand medical schools who have completed an internship<br />

in Australia or New Zealand are eligible to apply for General Registration through the Medical<br />

Board of Australia.<br />

The Board grants Provisional Registration to Australian or New Zealand medical school graduates<br />

to undertake the intern year in Victoria.<br />

The Postgraduate Medical Council of Victoria (PMCV) coordinates the centralised recruitment<br />

process through which intern positions in Victoria are filled. The PMCV also accredits internship<br />

positions in Victoria.<br />


The intern application process for Victoria is through the PMCV Allocation and Placement<br />

Service (APS) website. Candidates register to participate in the Victorian Intern Match, via the<br />

APS, and nominate the health services and intern training programs where they would like to<br />

be considered for internship positions, in order of their preference.<br />

Application components include completing a standardised online CV form, nominating two<br />

clinical referees (who complete online referee report forms which once submitted are saved<br />

against the candidate’s APS profile) and completing an online, recorded video interview.<br />

Candidates may also be required to submit direct applications to individual health services<br />

and intern training programs; these requirements will vary depending on the individual<br />

health services concerned. Health services may also coordinate their own interview process<br />

with shortlisted candidates during the health service assessment period. Centralised intern<br />

recruitment in Victoria is both merit- and preference-based.<br />

For the first time in <strong>2021</strong>, the PMCV will introduce the Victorian Rural Preferential Allocation<br />

(VRPA) round, which aims to fill Victorian Rural Generalist Program (VRGP) internship positions<br />

and a proportion or rural internship positions with candidates who are genuinely interested in a<br />

medical career in rural Victoria. Eligible candidates wishing to participate in the VRPA can apply<br />

via the Victorian Intern Match.<br />


▶ 4 th May, <strong>2021</strong>: Applications for intern positions open<br />

▶ 3 rd June, <strong>2021</strong>: Applications for intern positions close<br />

▶ 7 th June to 11th July, <strong>2021</strong>: Health services selection process<br />

▶ 5 th June: Provisional offers made to VRPA candidates<br />

▶ 12 th July, <strong>2021</strong>: Formal offers to VRPA candidates published;<br />

▶ 12 th July, <strong>2021</strong>: Second allocation round results published (includes Priority Group 1 candidates<br />

and remaining positions including Victorian metro health service internship positions)<br />

▶ TBA: Offers made to candidates in Priority Groups 2 and 3<br />

▶ TBA: National close date for intern recruitment<br />


Based on the Victorian Department of Health approved eligibility criteria, allocation of candidates<br />

to intern positions will take place in the following order:<br />

Victorian Rural Preferential Allocation:<br />

VRPA Priority Group 1:<br />

▶ Permanent resident Australian trained graduates (Victorian clinical school)<br />

VRPA Priority Group 2:<br />

Permanent resident Australian trained graduates (interstate clinical school) who meet the<br />

following criteria

▶<br />

▶<br />

Completed their Year 12 schooling in Victoria; OR<br />

Graduates of the University of New South Wales who have undertaken their last two years of<br />

clinical placement at Albury Wodonga Health clinical school<br />

Victorian Intern Match<br />

Priority Group 1:<br />

▶ Permanent resident Australian trained graduates (Victorian clinical school)<br />

Priority Group 2:<br />

▶ Temporary resident Australian trained graduates (Victorian clinical school)<br />

Interstate Special consideration (criteria will be released via the PMCV APS website)<br />

Priority Group 3:<br />

▶ Permanent resident Australian trained graduates (Interstate clinical school)<br />

▶ Temporary resident Australian trained graduates (Interstate clinical school)<br />

▶ New Zealand Medical School Graduates (Permanent resident or New Zealand citizen)<br />

▶ Graduates of university campuses accredited by the Australian Medical Council outside of<br />

Australia and New Zealand (e.g. Monash Malaysia and Ochsner graduates)<br />


Postgraduate Medical Council of Victoria (PMCV)<br />

Suite 801, Level 8, 533 Little Lonsdale Street<br />

Melbourne, VIC 3000<br />

Phone: (03) 9670 1066<br />

Email: allocations@pmcv.com.au<br />


The Medical Student Council of Victoria (MSCV) represents, connects and supports all applicants<br />

in the Victorian match. For more information sign-up to the MSCV Intern Match Support mailing<br />

list or contact us at internmatch@mscv.org.au<br />




The Victorian Rural Generalist Program (VRGP) intern year provides medical graduates with a<br />

unique experience in both rural and regional hospitals and general practice settings. The VRGP<br />

Intern year will undertake core training rotations at rural and regional health services with noncore<br />

rotation/s in rural general practices and community settings, facilitating a career as a Rural<br />

Generalist. VRGP trainees are supported by Regional Coordinators and Clinical Leads.<br />

The Victorian Rural Generalist Program regions offered in 2022:<br />

▶ Barwon South West Region - South West Healthcare Warrnambool Rural Community<br />

<strong>Internship</strong> program (5 positions)<br />

▶ Grampians Region - Grampians Rural Community <strong>Internship</strong> program (5 positions)<br />

▶ Loddon-Mallee - Echuca Rural Community Intern Training program (5 positions)<br />

▶ Hume Region - Murray to the Mountains (M2M) intern training program (15 positions)<br />

▶ Gippsland Region - Rural Generalist <strong>Internship</strong> Gippsland (5 positions)<br />

There are also a number of other health services in rural and regional Victoria that employ interns.<br />

Medical graduates are eligible to apply through the Victorian Rural Preferential Allocation process<br />

and selection is based on merit. Students successful in obtaining a Victorian Rural Generalist<br />

intern position are generally allocated to the training region for 12 months. Students interested<br />

in the program can apply through the PMCV Allocation and Placement Service website (register<br />

for the Victorian Intern Match and indicate that you wish to be part of the Victorian Rural<br />

Preferential Allocation round).<br />

VRPA Priority Group 1:<br />

▶ Permanent resident Australian trained graduates (Victorian clinical school)<br />

VRPA Priority Group 2:<br />

Permanent resident Australian trained graduates (interstate clinical school) who meet the<br />

following criteria:<br />

▶ Completed their Year 12 schooling in Victoria; OR<br />

▶ Graduates of the University of New South Wales who have undertaken their last two years of<br />

clinical placement at Albury Wodonga Health clinical school<br />

Additionally, some final year medical students may be eligible to apply for the Victorian Rural<br />

Medical Scholarship (VRMS) scheme that offers substantial financial support to graduating<br />

medical students wishing to work in rural and regional Victoria. Successful applicants must<br />

commit two years to working in rural/regional Victoria. More information can be found at: https://<br />

vicknowledgebank.net.au/vrms/<br />

More information about individual regions, site locations and specific contact details can be<br />

found at www.vicruralgeneralist.com.au<br />


Postgraduate Medical Council of Victoria<br />

Level 8, 533 Little Lonsdale Street<br />

Melbourne<br />

Phone: (03) 9670 1066<br />

Email: allocations@pmcv.com.au<br />




In 2019, AMA Victoria ran an anonymous pilot survey of doctors in training in public hospitals<br />

about various aspects of their working lives, including: Rostering, workload and overtime; Access<br />

to leave; DiT wellbeing; Education and training; Workforce management and culture; and<br />

Recommendation by the trainee.<br />

The Hospital Health Check Survey quantifies issues experienced by Victorian trainees and<br />

identifies specific areas within the health system that need to be addressed. Health services<br />

throughout the state remain in breach of the current Enterprise Agreement for Doctors in<br />

Training, which exists to ensure the safety of Victorian patients and trainees. In the survey, each<br />

question that had 5 possible answers was given a grade A – F. The grades were allocated a<br />

numerical score (A+ = 14, A = 13 through to F = 1). Questions in each category were then averaged<br />

out to give an overall score for that category.<br />

Please note that some health services had low survey participation rates. In order to protect<br />

the integrity of the data and the privacy of respondents, only those health services who had a<br />

number of respondents greater than 10, were included in the table.<br />

Comprehensive results are available to be viewed here at: https://amavic.com.au/assistance-fordoctors/hospital-health-check-survey-/2019-hospital-health-check-survey<br />


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*10 were allocated through PMCV. *5<br />

were allocated through the HETI Rural<br />

Preferential Pathway (NSW). *3 of these<br />

positions were offered through the<br />

Murray to Mountains Network<br />


Albury Hospital, Wodonga Hospital, Gardens<br />

Medical Group<br />


Emergency, General Medicine, General<br />

Surgery, Psychiatry, Geriatrics, Rehabilitation<br />

An additional three posts rotate from the<br />

Murray to the Mountains Regional Program.<br />


Albury Wodonga Health (AWH) is the regional<br />

referral hospital for North East Victoria and<br />

Southern New South Wales, comprising<br />

280 beds over two acute sites that are 10<br />

kilometres apart. AWH provides a broad<br />

range of clinical services with local resident<br />

specialists supported by Accredited Registrars<br />

in all specialties. The Health Service includes a<br />

9 bed Intensive Care Unit, 7 Operating Theatres<br />

and two Emergency Departments with over<br />

60,000 attendances per annum.<br />


▶ Albury Wodonga is situated 300km from<br />

Melbourne and has a population of 100,000.<br />

It is serviced by multiple daily plane and train<br />

services, to either Melbourne or Sydney.<br />

▶ First class sporting and recreational facilities<br />

are available in the district include skiing<br />

(at Falls Creek, Mt. Buffalo or Mt. Hotham),<br />

fishing, tennis, winery, squash, boating, golf,<br />

swimming and water skiing.<br />

▶ The arts are well catered for with live theatre,<br />

cinema and frequent musical events.<br />

<strong>2021</strong> CONTACT DETAILS<br />

Liz Caunt<br />

Manager, Medical Workforce Unit<br />

Phone: (02) 6051 7543<br />

Email: liz.caunt@awh.org.au<br />

PREDICTED 2022<br />



The Alfred, Caulfield Hospital and Sandringham<br />

Hospital<br />


The Alfred<br />

Caulfield<br />

Hospital<br />

Sandringham<br />

Hospital<br />

Bethlehem<br />

Hospital<br />

Breast & Endocrine Surgery,<br />

Cardiology, Colorectal Surgery,<br />

Emergency, Gastroenterology,<br />

General Medicine, General<br />

Surgery, Orthopaedics,<br />

Psychiatry, Radiology,<br />

Respiratory Medicine, Stroke,<br />

Trauma, Urology, Vascular<br />

Aged Care Medicine, General<br />

Medicine<br />

General Medicine, General<br />

Surgery<br />

Neuro-Palliative Care, Palliative<br />

Care<br />


The Alfred is part of Alfred Health, incorporating<br />

Caulfield Hospital and Sandringham Hospital.<br />

It is also affiliated with Monash University<br />

Faculty of Medicine and has strong links to the<br />

Baker Medical Research Institute.<br />

The Alfred has over 398 adult inpatient beds<br />

including 45 intensive care beds with over<br />

300,000 inpatient visits and over 94,983<br />

emergency department attendances annually.<br />

The Alfred is a tertiary referral centre, receiving<br />

patients through the Emergency Department<br />

as well as referrals from GPs and other hospitals.<br />


Alfred Health provides Junior Medical Staff<br />

with:<br />

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▶<br />

▶<br />

▶<br />

▶<br />

▶<br />

▶<br />

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Diverse career options<br />

Rotations in a range of facilities offering<br />

excellent experience and accredited<br />

training for<br />

Specialty exams<br />

An excellent mentoring program by Senior<br />

Medical Staff<br />

A dedicated Medical Education Officer<br />

A committed Medical Workforce Unit<br />

A vibrant Resident Medical Officer Society<br />


The Alfred will provide Junior Medical Staff with<br />

the clinical experience, mentoring, education,<br />

training and support necessary to enhance<br />

their chosen medical career. The hospital<br />

also has a reputation for Service, Training and<br />

Research.<br />

The Alfred has renowned statewide services<br />

- a Trauma Centre with helipad, Hyperbaric<br />

Medicine Service, Adult Cystic Fibrosis Unit,<br />

Heart Lung Transplant Service, Adult Burns<br />

Service, and a HIV/ AIDS Service. Senior medical<br />

staff here are approachable and eager to assist.<br />

A formal mentoring program is also offered to<br />

JMOs and RMOs.<br />

<strong>2021</strong> CONTACT DETAILS<br />

Medical Workforce Unit<br />

Email: medicalrecruitment@alfred.org.au<br />

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*10 were allocated through PMCV<br />

*5 were allocated through the HETI<br />

Rural Preferential Pathway (NSW)<br />

*3 of these positions were offered<br />

through the Murray to Mountains<br />

Network<br />


Austin Hospital, Heidelberg Repatriation<br />

Hospital, and Royal Talbot Hospital<br />


<strong>Internship</strong>: 5 terms, 3 of which will be core<br />

Medical, Surgical and Emergency Medicine.<br />

transplantation, spinal cord injuries, respiratory<br />

support services, toxicology and paediatric<br />

mental health. We are also the centre for<br />

Veteran mental health services. Austin Health<br />

incorporates the Austin Hospital, Heidelberg<br />

Repatriation Hospital (HRH) and the Royal<br />

Talbot Rehabilitation Centre (RTRC) and is<br />

affiliated with eight universities, specifically<br />

the University of Melbourne Medical School<br />

for undergraduate and postgraduate medical<br />

education.<br />


▶ Austin Health is recognised for its excellence<br />

in clinical education and teaching. It<br />

provides dedicated training time each week<br />

to interns through the Clinical Education<br />

Unit.<br />

▶ The new Austin Tower possesses new HMO<br />

quarters, an extensive education precinct,<br />

and modern wards and facilities.<br />

▶ A clinical skills lab is also situated on Austin<br />

Hospital site, which provides hands-on<br />

training and simulated activities for all<br />

members of the health care team.<br />

▶ The introduction of a new clinical<br />

information system at Austin with<br />

automated electronic inpatient and<br />

specialist clinic prescribing, drug<br />

administration, radiology, and pathology test<br />

ordering also eases patient management.<br />

<strong>2021</strong> CONTACT DETAILS<br />

Ms Sarah McConchie<br />

Manager, Doctors in Training (Medical<br />

Workforce Unit)<br />

Phone: (03) 9496 6813<br />

Email: mwuenquiries@austin.org.au<br />

Website: www.austin.org.au<br />


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Emergency Medicine and General Medicine<br />

(both available at Austin, Echuca and<br />

Mildura), Endocrinology/Rheumatology,<br />

Gastroenterology, Liver Transplant Unit,<br />

Psychiatry, Spinal, and Stroke/Neurology.<br />

For surgery, there are rotations in the following<br />

units: Breast, Colorectal, ENT, Hepatobiliary<br />

and Upper GI.<br />


Austin Health is the major provider of tertiary<br />

health services, health professional education<br />

and research in the North East of Melbourne.<br />

Austin Health is world renowned for its research<br />

and specialist work in many fields of medicine<br />

and provides statewide services in liver

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*excluding Urology rotational position.<br />


Ballarat Base Hospital & Queen Elizabeth<br />

Centre (Sub Acute)<br />


Core Intern rotations Medicine, Surgery,<br />

Emergency<br />

Elective Intern rotations Medicine,<br />

Surgery, Emergency, Orthopaedics, ENT,<br />

Gastroenterology, Cardiology, and Subacute<br />

Medicine (Geriatrics and Rehabilitation) (10-12<br />

week terms).<br />

One additional intern position is a rotational<br />

post from the Royal Melbourne Hospital<br />

(Urology).<br />


Ballarat Health Services is the major provider<br />

of hospital and healthcare services in Western<br />

Victoria. Ballarat Health Services was formed in<br />

1997 through the merger of the Base Hospital<br />

(acute medical, surgical, obstetric, paediatric,<br />

critical care and emergency services), Queen<br />

Elizabeth Centre (aged care, rehabilitation<br />

and palliative care) and Grampians Psychiatric<br />

Services (acute, aged and community<br />

psychiatric services).<br />

experience hands on learning in a supportive<br />

and well supervised environment.<br />

▶ Excellent consultant contact time and high<br />

expectations with respect to your medical<br />

education and skills development.<br />

▶ Our senior medical staff are committed<br />

to providing training opportunities and<br />

support career development of junior<br />

doctors.<br />

▶ We are large enough to deal with complex<br />

and high acuity patients.<br />

▶ Interns receive an intensive orientation<br />

program.<br />

▶ Weekly intern training (paid and protected<br />

time) takes place on a Thursday evening<br />

and is guided by the Australian Curriculum<br />

Framework for Junior Doctors.<br />

▶ All interns receive BLS training early in the<br />

intern year.<br />

▶ HMO Training is a combination of formal<br />

lectures (including regular Grand Round<br />

presentations), bedside teaching, unitspecific<br />

teaching (M&M meetings, pathology<br />

and radiology meetings, multidisciplinary<br />

meetings) and online resources and guides.<br />

▶ A Mentor Program is also available to<br />

interested Interns.<br />

For more information please see the Ballarat<br />

Health Service Website Medical Interns -<br />

Ballarat Health Service (bhs.org.au)<br />

<strong>2021</strong> CONTACT DETAILS<br />

Mr David Channon<br />

Manager Junior Medical Workforce<br />

Email: medwork@bhs.org.au<br />

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Ballarat Health Services provides services to a<br />

regional population of 200,000 people. Located<br />

in the historic provincial city of Ballarat, just<br />

an 80 minute drive from Melbourne; Ballarat<br />

Health Services provides excellent hospital<br />

training and experience, superb lifestyle and<br />

exciting career options.<br />


▶ Ballarat Health Services is comprised of<br />

approx. 370 acute beds (including 8 ICU/<br />

CCU beds, 23 ED beds, 3 resuscitation bays,<br />

and 67 acute mental health beds), and 525<br />

residential care and rehabilitation beds.<br />

▶ Can be a bit colder than average in<br />

Ballarat, but the city offers great lifestyle<br />

opportunities, and living is cheaper than in<br />

the metropolitan areas.<br />

▶ Completing your Intern year at Ballarat<br />

Health Services will ensure that you will



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University Hospital Geelong, South West<br />

Healthcare (Warrnambool Campus), Hamilton<br />

Base Hospital, Colac Hospital, Ballarat Hospital,<br />

St John of God (Geelong/ Warrnambool)<br />


General Medicine, General Surgery,<br />

Emergency, Orthopaedics, Psychiatry,<br />

Oncology, Rehabilitation, Urology surgery,<br />

Vascular surgery, Warrnambool Emergency<br />

and General Surgery<br />


Barwon Health is the largest Regional Health<br />

Service provider in Victoria. It offers an extensive<br />

range of general and specialist hospital,<br />

rehabilitation, residential and community<br />

services to the Geelong community and an<br />

increasing number of residents across the<br />

Barwon South-Western region. Barwon Health<br />

has over 1,000 beds, a budget in excess of $800<br />

million and a workforce of just over 7,000 staff.<br />

Barwon Health University Hospital Geelong is<br />

a 488 acute bed teaching hospital affiliated<br />

with The Deakin University Medical School.<br />

This is inclusive of 32 Acute Mental Health<br />

beds, obstetrics, and paediatrics. There are<br />

Professorial Departments of Medicine, Surgery<br />

and Psychiatry. The Hospital positions are<br />

accredited for basic and many advanced<br />

training programs.<br />


Barwon Health is a fantastic place to commence<br />

and further a doctor’s career.<br />

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It is one of Australia’s leaders in acute pain<br />

It also has one of the busiest EDs with over<br />

78,000 patients through the front door<br />

annually<br />

In Emergency, interns have opportunities<br />

to consolidate clinical skills and reasoning<br />

essential in acute care<br />

Surgical departments are deeply involved<br />

in research with opportunities for junior<br />

doctors to become involved with their own<br />

projects in these departments and publish<br />

studies<br />

There are opportunities for interns and<br />

residents to visit network training sites<br />

in Southwestern Victoria, giving them<br />

occasion to travel and experience areas<br />

serviced by Barwon Health<br />

<strong>2021</strong> CONTACT DETAILS<br />

Karen Hamon<br />

Director Medical Workforce<br />

Email: karenh@barwonhealth.org.au<br />

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Austin Health, Eastern Health, Royal Children’s<br />

Hospital, Alfred Hospital, St Vincent’s Hospital<br />

&amp; Barwon Health.<br />

With a strong culture of education, Bendigo<br />

Health enjoys partnerships with La Trobe<br />

University and Monash University, both of<br />

whom have rural schools onsite.<br />


Core: General Medicine, General Surgery,<br />

Emergency Medicine<br />

Non-core: General Medicine, Orthopaedics,<br />

Rehabilitation, Geriatrics, Medical Oncology,<br />

Urology, Psychiatry, Echuca<br />

(Emergency; General Medicine), Cardiology,<br />

Renal, Ortho Geriatrics<br />


Bendigo Health is the largest employer in the<br />

region with more than 4000 staff and 300<br />

volunteers. Bendigo Health Care Group<br />

(commonly known as Bendigo Health), is an<br />

expanding regional health service offering the<br />

advantages of city life combined with<br />

the beauty and freedom that comes from<br />

living in a regional area.<br />

Bendigo Health recently moved into a brand<br />

new world class hospital, the largest regional<br />

hospital in Victoria. It features 372<br />

inpatient beds, 72 same-day acute beds, an<br />

80 bed integrated psychiatric inpatient unit<br />

(including a parent-infant unit), 11<br />

operating theatres, a regional integrated<br />

Cancer Centre, a 110 place childcare centre, a<br />

128 room accommodation facility, as well<br />

as retail shops and cafes. There is also a multi-

storey car park, a conference facility and a<br />

helipad.<br />

The organisation provides services in<br />

emergency, maternity, women’s health,<br />

medical imaging, pathology, rehabilitation,<br />

community services, residential aged care,<br />

psychiatric care, community dental, hospice/<br />

palliative care, cardiology, cancer services<br />

and renal dialysis to the people of the Loddon<br />

Mallee region.<br />


▶ It is one of Australia’s leaders in acute pain<br />

▶ Good specialist medical rotations available<br />

at the intern level<br />

▶ Very good exposure to clinical procedures<br />

▶ Plenty of hands on experience and 1-1 time<br />

with Consultants<br />

▶ Lots of paediatric experience during your<br />

Emergency and Surgery terms<br />

▶ Weekly education opportunities<br />

▶ New hospital providing world-class health<br />

▶ Opportunity to be involved in the<br />

professionalism program for junior doctors<br />

▶ Great culture amongst the junior doctors;<br />

and strong HMO Society that run regular<br />

social events<br />

▶ Accommodation provided; located only a 5<br />

minute walk from Hospital<br />

▶ Job opportunities for HMO2 and beyond<br />

at Bendigo Health, including Surgical, BPT<br />

and GP pathways<br />

▶ Great opportunities for Rural Generalist<br />

career pathway and training.<br />

<strong>2021</strong> CONTACT DETAILS<br />

HMO Support Unit<br />

Phone: 03 5454 7584<br />

Email: hmosupport@bendigohealth.org.au<br />



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*5 Rural Generalist (RG1) positions: 2<br />

placed in Sale and 3 in Bairnsdale (with<br />

one rotating to Lakes Entrance for their GP rotation)<br />

*2 mainstream positions in Bairnsdale with lateral entry<br />

to Victorian Rural Generalist Program.<br />


Central Gippsland Health Service, Bairnsdale<br />

Regional Health Service, Macleod St<br />

Medical Centre, Clocktower Medical Centre,<br />

Cunninghame Arm Medical Centre.<br />


Surgery, Emergency Medicine, General<br />

Medicine, GP Rotation (20 weeks for RG1s, 10<br />

weeks for mainstream interns plus 10 week<br />

rehab rotation)<br />


The Victorian Rural Generalist Gippsland<br />

Program is a joined up, innovative and<br />

collaborative approach to rural medical<br />

training. Designed and delivered cooperatively<br />

by our regional health partners and rural<br />

generalists, the program offers a tailored and<br />

flexible training experience in one of the most<br />

beautiful regions of Victoria.<br />

The Victorian Rural Generalist Gippsland<br />

Program is a joined up, innovative and<br />

collaborative approach to rural medical<br />

training. Designed and delivered cooperatively<br />

by our regional health partners and rural<br />

generalists, the program offers a tailored and<br />

flexible training experience in one of the most<br />

beautiful regions of Victoria.<br />

The program offers interns an ideal opportunity<br />

to experience life as a rural generalist whilst<br />

working in extended general practice and a<br />

supportive sub-regional hospital environment.<br />

As part of a smaller team interns are not just<br />

a number – they are known, respected and<br />

advocated for by supervisors and support staff<br />

alike. The local VRGP team work closely with<br />

interns to case manage and plan their journey<br />

to meet the health needs of rural communities<br />

through priority access to advanced skills<br />

training and education. Interns also benefit<br />

from significant exposure to clinical procedures<br />

both in their community placements and<br />

during their core hospital terms.<br />


Interns become part of the community, make<br />

new friends and experience new opportunities.<br />

The joy of rural life and generalist medicine is<br />

being able to make your own adventure!<br />


▶ Twelve months in the same rural hospital,<br />

general practice and community<br />

▶ Frequent and direct access to rural<br />

generalists, supervisors, specialists and<br />

consultants<br />

▶ A diverse and extensive education program<br />

with dedicated weekly teaching time (oneon-one<br />

formal teaching, group education,<br />

simulation and self-directed)<br />

▶ Lots of hands-on work with good exposure<br />

▶<br />

to a broad range of clinical experiences<br />

Excellent career pathways and opportunities<br />

with access to career guidance and<br />

counselling<br />

▶ Parallel consulting during community<br />

practice<br />

▶ Rural generalist pathways that meet<br />

GP training requirements and align<br />

to Advanced Skills disciplines such as<br />

emergency medicine, O&G, anaesthetics,<br />

paediatrics, palliative care and adult internal<br />

medicine<br />

▶ Dedicated RG1 program manager to<br />

support interns throughout their year<br />

▶<br />

A great work / life balance with stunning<br />

beaches, rivers, national parks, ski fields and<br />

the high country all within easy reach. And<br />

no long commute to work!<br />

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Angliss Health Service, Peter James Centre,<br />

Wantirna Health, Maroondah Hospital,<br />

Bairnsdale Regional Health, Latrobe Hospital<br />

(Physician Training), Royal Children’s Hospital,<br />

Bendigo Hospital (Surgery), Eastern Epworth<br />


All acute sites provide rotations in General<br />

Medicine, General Surgery and Emergency<br />

Medicine. Other rotations include Eastern<br />

Epworth, Bairnsdale Regional Health Service,<br />

Aged Care (AH) Urology (BH), Renal (BH),<br />

Orthopaedics (BH), Psychiatry and Medical<br />

Night over.<br />


Eastern Health is one of Melbourne’s largest<br />

metropolitan health services. We provide a<br />

range of Emergency, Medical, Surgical, Mental<br />

Health and Women’s and Children’s services to<br />

Melbourne’s diverse eastern community.<br />

We provide services for more than 800,000<br />

people across an area of approximately 2,800<br />

square kilometres.<br />


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<strong>2021</strong> CONTACT DETAILS<br />

Sam Scott<br />

RG1 Gippsland Program Manager<br />

Phone: (03) 5150 3448<br />

Email: Samantha.scott@brhs.com.au<br />


▶ Eastern Health is well known as a friendly<br />

and supportive place to work.<br />

▶ The Health Service has a high quality<br />

postgraduate medical education program<br />

and is committed to providing a great<br />

learning experience for all of its Interns and<br />

HMOs.<br />

▶ At Eastern Health, there are weekly tutorials,<br />

seminars, case meetings, and Grand<br />

Rounds. There is also desktop access to the<br />

Clinicians’ Health Channel, internet, and an<br />

online library service.<br />

▶ Every intern and HMO is provided with a<br />

comprehensive orientation program at<br />

the beginning of the year and a modified<br />

orientation program at the beginning of<br />

each rotation. Eastern Health’s Hospitals<br />

are also teaching hospitals for Monash and<br />

Deakin Universities.

<strong>2021</strong> CONTACT DETAILS<br />

Dr Jeff Kirwan<br />

Director Medical Workforce<br />

Email: docsgoeast@easternhealth.org.au<br />

Phone (03) 9895 3469<br />


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PREDICTED 2022<br />



Echuca Regional Health, Echuca Moama<br />

Family Medical Practice<br />


Emergency Medicine, General Surgery,<br />

General Medicine, Rehabilitation, Aged<br />

Care, Palliative Care Medicine (RAP) at ERH,<br />

Community Medicine Placements based at<br />

Echuca Moama, Family Medical Practice<br />


Echuca Regional Health is a public hospital<br />

located just 200 kilometres north from<br />

Melbourne, in the beautiful riverside location<br />

of Echuca-Moama. After a $65 million<br />

redevelopment completed in August 2015,<br />

Echuca Regional Health comprises 113<br />

beds providing a comprehensive range of<br />

services including emergency, medical,<br />

sub-acute, surgical, maternity, paediatric,<br />

urology, orthopaedic, ophthalmology, dental,<br />

chemotherapy, and haemodialysis services.<br />

Echuca Regional Health also encompasses a<br />

residential aged care service, Glanville Village,<br />

which accommodates 60 residents.<br />

The centre is well-supported by both the<br />

University of Melbourne and La Trobe<br />

University. The facility comprises multiple<br />

teaching rooms, clinical skills lab, dedicated<br />

computer room for private study and a main<br />

hall for seminars and larger workshops.<br />


▶ Interns work in a supportive sub-regional<br />

hospital environment. Clinical supervisors<br />

and educators support a small team of<br />

junior medical officers, so they get to know<br />

you personally.<br />

▶ Comprehensive orientation provided for<br />

each term, including access to e-learning<br />

programs.<br />

▶<br />

▶<br />

▶<br />

The broad based experience available<br />

through the Echuca Intern Network provides<br />

an ideal generalist grounding, whatever a<br />

doctor’s future career aspirations may be.<br />

No night shifts for Interns, and on-site<br />

accommodation is available.<br />

Echuca-Moama is a vibrant and attractive<br />

tourist destination on the Murray River.<br />

Relax and enjoy the abundant indoor and<br />

outdoor activities, many within easy walking<br />

distance.<br />

<strong>2021</strong> CONTACT DETAILS<br />

Siddhartha Jyothi<br />

Manager Medical Workforce | Medico Legal<br />

Coordinator<br />

Email: sjyothi@erh.org.au<br />

Phone: 03 5485 5041<br />

Website: www.erh.org.au<br />



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Central Gippsland Health Service, Latrobe<br />

Regional Hospital, and West Gippsland<br />

Healthcare Group, Eastern Victoria GP Training<br />

(EV)<br />


Anaesthetics, Emergency, General Medicine,<br />

Geriatrics, Mental Health, Oncology,<br />

Orthopaedics, and Surgery<br />


The GRIT Program is coordinated by Latrobe<br />

Regional Hospital which has a 257 bed regional<br />

referral centre for Gippsland.<br />

The health service includes four rotations<br />

at Latrobe Regional Hospital (anaesthetics,<br />

medicine, orthopaedics and emergency),<br />

Central Gippsland Health Service at Sale<br />

(medicine), and West Gippsland Hospital at<br />

Warragul (surgery and emergency).<br />


▶ Single subsidised accommodation is<br />

available for the entire internship.<br />

▶ There is an active education program.<br />

Education consists of bedside tuition,<br />

weekly lunchtime lectures, discussion<br />


groups and grand rounds conducted by<br />

both visiting and salaried medical staff<br />

and routine clinical meetings open to all<br />

practitioners in the district.<br />

<strong>2021</strong> CONTACT DETAILS<br />

HMO Manager Latrobe Regional Hospital<br />

Phone: (03) 5173 8527<br />

Email: medicalworkforceunit@lrh.com.au<br />


HEALTH<br />

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Shepparton Regional Hospital<br />


Medical, Surgical, Orthopaedics, Anaesthetics,<br />

Rehabilitation, Geriatrics, HITH, Psychiatry and<br />

Emergency, Oncology, Reliever<br />


The Hospital is situated in the City of<br />

Shepparton and serves as the Base Hospital<br />

to a region including the Goulburn Valley and<br />

extending over the border into New South<br />

Wales (population approximately 160,000).<br />

Goulburn Valley Health is a 280 bed acute and<br />

extended care facility. It has two smaller sites<br />

at Rushworth and Tatura with acute and aged<br />

care beds.<br />

The University of Melbourne is affiliated with<br />

Goulburn Valley Health, and has established a<br />

School of Rural Health for medical and nursing<br />

undergraduates in purpose built facilities,<br />

located across the road from the main hospital.<br />


▶ The health service offers weekly education<br />

programs to JMOs and RMOs.<br />

▶ The Greater Shepparton area caters for all<br />

major sporting activities and has two major<br />

indoor gymnasium complexes and an<br />

indoor aquatic centre.<br />

▶ Shepparton is close to major tourist wineries<br />

like Mitchelton and Rutherglen. Murray<br />

River tourist towns like Echuca and Cobram/<br />

Barooga are within easy driving distance.<br />

<strong>2021</strong> CONTACT DETAILS<br />

Carla Jewell<br />

Manager<br />

Medical Workforce and Education Unit<br />

Phone: (03) 5832 2932<br />

Email: medical@gvhealth.org.au<br />



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PREDICTED 2022<br />


*5 Grampians Rural Generalist Intern<br />

Year – Victorian Rural Generalist<br />

Program. 3 Junior Doctor Training Program Private<br />

Hospital Stream<br />


East Grampians Health Service, St John<br />

of God Ballarat Hospital, Maryborough<br />

District Health Service, Clarendon Medical<br />

Centre (Maryborough), Nightingale Clinic<br />

(Maryborough) and Ararat Medical Centre<br />


Emergency, General Medicine, Surgery,<br />

General Practice<br />


The Grampians Rural Generalist Intern Year is<br />

a partnership between East Grampians Health<br />

Service (Ararat), St John of God Ballarat Hospital<br />

and Maryborough District Health Service.<br />

It is a community-based intern program<br />

where the Intern can gain relevant and<br />

thoroughly hands-on experience in the<br />

roles and procedures of the rural doctor. The<br />

program provides the opportunity for career<br />

progression from undergraduate to a General<br />

Practitioner or a specialist registrar. The<br />

program is designed to create a strong basis for<br />

a rural medical career whilst also developing<br />

skills transferable to metropolitan practice.<br />

This is an innovative model which provides<br />

participants exposure to both public and<br />

private health services and regional and rural<br />

locations. The core medical and emergency<br />

terms will be at St John of God Ballarat<br />

Hospital. Core surgical terms will occur at East<br />

Grampians Health Service and Maryborough<br />

District Health Service. Surgical terms will<br />

include daily sessions in theatre and significant<br />

exposure to anaesthetics.<br />

General Practice terms will occur at Clarendon<br />

Medical Centre (Maryborough) and Nightingale<br />


Clinic (Maryborough) and the Ararat Medical<br />

Centre. Interns in their fifth term have the<br />

option of completing an additional surgical,<br />

emergency, general medicine or general<br />

practice term.<br />


The internship will include<br />

▶ Supervision by highly qualified and<br />

experienced Specialists and General<br />

Practitioners<br />

▶<br />

▶<br />

Access to mentoring and career counselling<br />

A diverse education and training program<br />

including a formal lecture and seminar<br />

program, Grand Rounds, bedside training,<br />

clinical simulation, journal club, skills<br />

workshop, participation in clinical and<br />

governance meetings, participation<br />

in quality improvement activities and<br />

access to library facilities and information<br />

technology to ensure the completion of all<br />

the components of the AMC Intern Training:<br />

Intern Outcome Statements and Australian<br />

▶ Curriculum Framework for Junior Doctors<br />

▶ A comprehensive orientation program<br />

including unit handbooks and resources<br />

▶ Regular feedback, assessment and rotation<br />

evaluation<br />

▶ Accommodation is provided at all locations<br />

<strong>2021</strong> CONTACT DETAILS<br />

Sarah Woodburn<br />

Manager, Development and Improvement<br />

East Grampians Health Service<br />

Phone: (03) 5352 9437<br />

Email: sarah.woodburn@eghs.net.au<br />

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*Up to 2 of these positions are reserved<br />

for Indigenous Interns, 2 are Part Time<br />

positions.<br />


The Royal Melbourne Hospital, The Royal Park<br />

Campus, The Royal Women’s Hospital, Ballarat<br />

Base Hospital, Wangaratta District Base,<br />

Western/Wimmera Base Hospital<br />


Breast & Endocrine, Colorectal Surgery,<br />

Endocrinology, Stroke, Gastroenterology,<br />

Hepatobiliary, Infectious Diseases (VIDS),<br />

Orthopaedic Surgery, Palliative Care,<br />

Psychiatry, Rehabilitation, Renal, Respiratory<br />

Medicine, Rheumatology, Urology<br />


For over 170 years The Royal Melbourne<br />

Hospital has touched the lives of millions of<br />

Victorians, providing care and treatment for the<br />

sickest in our community. Today the hospital<br />

is recognised as a world renowned Institution,<br />

not only providing outstanding care and<br />

treatment, but improving the outcomes for all<br />

through a comprehensive medical research<br />

program, and the training of our future health<br />

professionals.<br />

As one of the largest hospitals in Victoria,<br />

the RMH provides a comprehensive range<br />

of health services across two campuses. Our<br />

city campus provides general and specialist<br />

medical and surgical acute services. Sub-acute<br />

services, including rehabilitation and aged<br />

care, outpatient and community programs are<br />

provided from our Royal Park campus.<br />

As a leader in clinical teaching and training, we<br />

also look to shape the healthcare and research<br />

leaders of the future in collaboration with<br />

our teaching and training partners. We have<br />

strong relationships with leading academic<br />

institutions across clinical specialities for<br />

undergraduate students, staff, post-graduate<br />

students and external health professionals.<br />

Our enduring partnership with The University<br />

of Melbourne has been in place for nearly 150<br />

years.<br />



At Melbourne Health (RMH), our vision is to<br />

be First in Care, Research and Learning. Our<br />

<strong>Internship</strong> program has an international<br />

reputation for its commitment to clinical<br />

research, education and patient care, we<br />

achieve this through:<br />

▶ A Safety Culture Program- a program aimed<br />

at responding to a call for action, designed<br />

to build our safety culture and professional<br />

accountability, and help the organisation<br />

to deliver safe, reliable and quality care.<br />

We are pioneering the way in Asia Pacific,<br />

implementing the program in partnership<br />

with the Cognitive Institute, an international<br />

provider of healthcare education for doctors,<br />

nurses and allied health professionals.<br />

▶ Support from the Supervisor of Intern<br />

Training, term supervisors, Medical<br />

Workforce and Education team, and the<br />

RMO society.<br />

▶ A mentoring program to help you transition<br />

into your role and hit the ground running.<br />

The aim is for Mentor and mentee to<br />

draw on their similar knowledge, rank,<br />

experiences and emotional and social<br />

reciprocity, thereby, enabling the founding<br />

of a mutually supportive and empowering<br />

collaborative relationship. The program has<br />

a universal goal of embracing a learning<br />

community which breaks down isolation<br />

and leads Mentor and Mentee on a pathway<br />

of self-discovery.<br />

<strong>2021</strong> CONTACT DETAILS<br />

Sophie Davis<br />

Medical Workforce Unit Phone: (03) 9342 8870<br />

Email: rmh-mwu@mh.org.au<br />

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*An approximation, subject to revision.<br />


Mildura Base Hospital<br />


10 week rotations of: General Medicine, General<br />

Surgery, Emergency, Psychiatry, Orthopaedics;<br />

are available.<br />


The Mildura Base Hospital is an accredited<br />

regional referral centre, servicing<br />

approximately 76,000 people in the North<br />

West area of Victoria and South West NSW. It<br />

is a newly built fully integrated facility with 146<br />

beds including medicine, surgery, obstetrics<br />

and gynaecology, ICU, dialysis, emergency,<br />

psychiatry and rehabilitation as well as four<br />

fully equipped operating theatres.<br />

Enjoy what the locals enjoy every day – warm<br />

sunshine, clear skies and fresh air. Mildura<br />

offers a friendly, relaxed lifestyle, access<br />

to Australia’s mighty Murray and Darling<br />

rivers and a wide variety of sporting and<br />

leisure activities. Multiple daily air services<br />

to Adelaide, Melbourne and Sydney provide<br />

excellent opportunities to commute regularly.<br />

Mildura is in the heart of Australia’s largest<br />

dried fruit, grape and wine producing area<br />

and has a number of major wineries. The<br />

beautiful weather and the magnificent Murray<br />

and Darling rivers supply the irrigation that<br />

makes this area the great horticultural centre<br />

of Victoria.<br />


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▶ All consultants, resident specialists and<br />

visiting medical staff take a great interest in<br />

graduate education.<br />

▶ Mildura Base Hospital offers its HMOs,<br />

Interns and Registrars with medical<br />

education sessions five days per week. There<br />

is one hour of protected time each day to<br />

allow medical staff to attend these tutorials.<br />

There is an active education program which<br />

includes weekly Rounds presentations,<br />

departmental education sessions, X-ray<br />

meetings and case presentations.<br />

▶ Whether virtual or personal contact is<br />

needed, the Library can help you to source

▶<br />

information technology, or study and<br />

research requirements. The library provides<br />

24-hour access and includes updated books<br />

and journals affiliated with interlibrary<br />

loans, along with easy internet access.<br />

Mildura is renowned for its fantastic food,<br />

wine and cultural mix and has excellent<br />

facilities for golf (five courses), tennis,<br />

athletics, aerobics, gym, swimming, water<br />

sports, squash, rowing, football etc. Mix<br />

this with the enviable climate (Mildura<br />

enjoys more days of sunshine a year<br />

than Queensland on average), excellent<br />

shopping, and a variety of Festivals during<br />

the year - you will definitely enjoy the<br />

experience.<br />

<strong>2021</strong> CONTACT DETAILS<br />

Teresa Boylan-Kelly<br />

Phone: (03) 5022 3333 (Hospital number)<br />

Email: boylankellyt@ramseyhealth.com.au<br />

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Monash Medical Centre, Moorabbin Hospital,<br />

Dandenong Hospital, Casey Hospital, Kingston<br />

Centre, Mildura Base Hospital (Ramsay Health),<br />

West Gippsland Healthcare Group (Warragul),<br />

Bass Coast Regional Hospital (Wonthaggi)<br />


General Medicine, General Surgery,<br />

Emergency, Gastroenterology, Palliative Care,<br />

Rehabilitation, Country rotation, Orthopaedics,<br />

General Practice, Radiology, Dermatology,<br />

Rheumatology, Infectious Disease, and<br />

Psychiatry<br />


Monash Health provides comprehensive<br />

primary, secondary and tertiary health care<br />

services to people living in the southeastern<br />

suburbs of metropolitan Melbourne from its five<br />

hospital sites: Monash Medical Centre Clayton,<br />

Moorabbin Hospital, Dandenong Hospital,<br />

Casey Hospital (Berwick), and Kingston Centre;<br />

Cranbourne Integrated Care Centre and five<br />

community health sites. All services provided<br />

at these sites are linked to provide a “system of<br />

care” from community through acute care to<br />

rehabilitation and continuing care.<br />

Monash Health provides health services for<br />

a primary catchment of more than 1 million<br />

residents and had over 3.2 million episodes<br />

of care across its various sites last year. There<br />

were over 10,097 births at Monash Health<br />

and 48,023 surgical operations performed. In<br />

addition there were over 216,871 presentations<br />

at our three emergency departments, with<br />

64,546 ambulance arrivals handled by our<br />

emergency departments. There were 36,184<br />

children under age 19 admitted to our Monash<br />

Children’s Hospital wards and neonatal<br />

units, as well as 366,540 mental health client<br />

contacts. We provided 386,793 community<br />

health appointments. There were 71,934<br />

appointments held via Telehealth or telephone,<br />

increasing access to important support and<br />

care. We have over 18,000 dedicated staff<br />

caring for our patients.<br />

One outcome of the breadth and depth of our<br />

services is that it is possible to train in every<br />

single specialty at Monash Health. You will be<br />

able to interact with a range of specialties not<br />

offered at any other health service in the state.<br />


▶ There is a close working relationship<br />

between the allied rural hospitals and<br />

Monash Health sites.<br />

▶ There is a Director of Clinical Training at<br />

each Hospital site.<br />

▶ College accredited posts for relevant<br />

colleges and training programs.<br />

▶ We encourage participation in the wider<br />

hospital structure including participating<br />

on committees, undertaking research,<br />

mentoring and teaching students etc.<br />

▶ Assistance/ support provided to attend<br />

courses for basic training.<br />

▶ Flexible rostering to take into account<br />

career and personal needs.<br />

▶ We have gyms, car parking, educational and<br />

research precincts, HMO lounges, access<br />

to library facilities and education based at<br />

each Hospital site.<br />

<strong>2021</strong> CONTACT DETAILS<br />

Dr Jason Goh, Director Medical Services<br />

Monash Doctors Workforce<br />

Phone: (03) 9594 6666<br />

Monash Website: https://monashdoctors.org/<br />

monashdoctors_recruitment@<br />

monashhealth.org<br />


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PREDICTED 2022<br />


5 interns will be placed in Yarrawonga;<br />

4 interns will be placed in Benalla;<br />

2 interns will be placed in Cobram; 2 interns will be<br />

placed in Kyabram; and 1 intern will be placed in Mt<br />

Beauty/Falls Creek; 1 intern will be placed in Mansfield<br />

for 20 weeks in a community General Practice rotation.<br />


For Core Rotations of Medicine, Surgical &<br />

Emergency: Northeast Health Wangaratta<br />

and Albury Wodonga Health – both Albury &<br />

Wodonga campuses<br />

For GP/Rural Health Service Rotations:<br />

Yarrawonga, Cobram, Numurkah, Benalla,<br />

Mt Beauty/Falls Creek, Mansfield/Mt Buller,<br />

Kyabram<br />


General Medicine, General Surgery &<br />

Orthopaedic Surgery, Emergency Medicine,<br />

and 20 week GP/Rural Health Service rotation.<br />


The M2M Hume Rural Generalist Intern<br />

Training Program has been developed by a<br />

partnership of Alpine Health, Cobram District<br />

Health, Numurkah District Health Service and<br />

Yarrawonga Health. M2M is a sub-regional<br />

model for intern placement, based in small<br />

rural teaching health services.<br />

The M2M intern training experience is unique.<br />

Our placement structure will give you the<br />

total experience in both rural and regional<br />

hospitals and is based in some of Victoria’s<br />

most beautiful locations such as Cobram,<br />

Mt Beauty, Falls Creek, Yarrawonga, Benalla,<br />

Mansfield and Kyabram. The core medical,<br />

surgical and emergency medicine rotations<br />

will be at Northeast Health Wangaratta or<br />

Albury Wodonga Health (Albury & Wodonga<br />

Campus).<br />

The M2M Program provides the opportunity<br />

for career progression from undergraduate to<br />

GP Rural Generalist or specialist registrar and<br />

a strong foundation for a rural medical career.<br />

The M2M experience is readily translated to<br />

metropolitan specialist practice.<br />


Interns will:<br />

▶ Maximise their exposure to generalist<br />

medicine<br />

▶ Experience high levels of hands-on clinical<br />

experience & training<br />

▶ Experience medicine in a variety of settings<br />

– ambulatory, hospital and residential care<br />

▶ Have core rotations of 10 weeks in surgery,<br />

medicine and emergency medicine in thE<br />

Hume region; be the patient’s first contact<br />

and follow the patient journey<br />

▶ Have the opportunity to work in rurally<br />

based procedural general practice and<br />

small rural teaching services for 20 weeks<br />

▶ Participate in parallel consulting<br />

▶ Access a high quality education program<br />

that includes grand rounds, clinical review<br />

meetings, medical meetings geriatric &<br />

paediatric education sessions and skills<br />

workshops<br />

▶ Be provided with opportunities for<br />

procedural based career pathways at PGY<br />

2, 3 level<br />

▶<br />

▶<br />

Be supported in their career aspirations.<br />

Have unprecedented access to working<br />

with local GPs and a wide variety of visiting<br />

medical specialists including: General<br />

Surgery, Anaesthetics, Obstetrics and<br />

Gynaecology, Paediatrics, Orthopaedic<br />

Surgery, Geriatrics, Urology and<br />

Ophthalmology<br />

▶ Will actively participate in procedural<br />

medicine.<br />

Our program:<br />

▶ A comprehensive, challenging approach<br />

▶ Unrivalled access to teaching facilities and<br />

educational resources<br />

▶ Designed to develop your medical<br />

independence<br />

▶ Assure the clinical skills required for your<br />

medical career<br />

<strong>2021</strong> CONTACT DETAILS<br />

Lisa Collins<br />

Manager - Murray to the Mountains Hume<br />

Rural Generalist Intern Training Program<br />

Email: collinsl1@unimelb.edu.au<br />



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*NHW were directly recruited to 9<br />

of these posts with the remaining 9<br />

rotating to Northeast Health from<br />

the Murray to the Mountains (M2M) Program (6) and<br />

The Royal Melbourne Hospital (3).<br />


Melbourne Health, Mercy Hospital, Northern<br />

Hospital, Southern Health and Murray to the<br />

Mountains (M2M) program supply Interns to<br />

Northeast Health Wangaratta on rotation.<br />

Northeast Health Wangaratta (NHW) has<br />

strong links with the Murray City Country Coast<br />

(MCCC) GP Training Network<br />


Emergency, General Medicine, General Surgery<br />

or Orthopaedics, Rehabilitation (non-core)<br />


NHW is a leading healthcare service<br />

committed to providing high quality care for<br />

our community. In recognition of our service<br />

excellence NHW was awarded the Premiers<br />

Award for Regional Health Service of the<br />

year in 2014. Our facility is a modern 222 bed<br />

hospital providing emergency and elective<br />

clinical services to a primary catchment of<br />

28,000 people and a secondary catchment of<br />

approximately 100,000. NHW is a major referral<br />

facility for the Central Hume Region with a<br />

budget in excess of $100 million and employs<br />

over 1,200 dedicated employees.<br />

The hospital is located at the foot of the<br />

Australian Alps on the Hume Highway, and is<br />

a designated Regional Trauma Service. The<br />

Emergency Department at NHW is the only<br />

24 hour emergency medical facility between<br />

Melbourne and Albury-Wodonga and last<br />

year provided care to over 22,000 patient<br />

presentations.<br />


▶ The health service offers supervision by<br />

trained specialists, a supportive environment<br />

with dedicated multi-disciplinary teams,<br />

and an excellent teaching program.<br />

▶ Weekly JMO education programs are<br />

provided to interns and residents by the<br />

University of Melbourne and workshops<br />

are available through Murray to Mountain<br />

Program.<br />

<strong>2021</strong> CONTACT DETAILS<br />

Ms Joelene Mitchell<br />

Medical Workforce Manager<br />

Phone: (03) 5722 5066<br />

Email: medicalworkforce@nhw.org.au<br />

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Northern Hospital, Bundoora Extended Care<br />

Centre, Broadmeadows Health Service<br />


Aged Care, Anaesthetics/Pre-Admission Clinic,<br />

Orthopaedics, Urology, Vascular, Psychiatry,<br />

Rehabilitation, General Surgery, General<br />

Medicine, Emergency Medicine and Medical<br />

Obstetrics.<br />


Interns at Northern Health are provided a<br />

supportive and safe environment for internship,<br />

including weekly mandatory teaching<br />

sessions, an engaged and organised Medical<br />

Education Unit with a dedicated Supervisor of<br />

Intern Training, and a well resourced Medical<br />

Workforce Unit.<br />


▶ Northern Health’s campuses provide a<br />

unique mix of services including medical,<br />

surgical, emergency, intensive and coronary<br />

care, paediatrics, women’s and maternal<br />

health, mental health, aged care, palliative<br />

care, and rehabilitation programs. The<br />

health service has passionate and dedicated<br />

clinicians who offer learning and training to<br />

interns.<br />

▶ Here, interns and residents are known<br />

to their teams and are not just a face in<br />

the crowd. The hospital also employs a<br />

dedicated Intern Training Supervisor who is<br />

instrumental in organising innovative and<br />

practical training programs, and supports<br />

the welfare of junior doctors.<br />

▶ Northern Health offers entry into extensive<br />

training programs post internship and<br />

multi year contracts are also available.<br />

▶ The Teaching on the Run programs are<br />

conducted for interns, in addition to<br />

surgical workshops in collaboration with<br />



▶<br />

Austin Health at the College of Surgeons<br />

Skills Laboratory.<br />

Leadership and management courses are<br />

offered to interns and residents throughout<br />

the year.<br />

<strong>2021</strong> CONTACT DETAILS<br />

Junior Medical Workforce Unit<br />

Phone: (03) 8405 8276 / (03) 8405 8000<br />

Email: northerndoctorsworkforce@nh.org.au<br />

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South West Healthcare<br />


PREDICTED 2022<br />



Frankston Hospital, Rosebud Hospital, The<br />

Mornington Centre for aged care, Golf Links<br />

Road Rehabilitation and Palliative Care Facility,<br />

West Gippsland Healthcare Group (Warragul<br />

Hospital), Bass Coast Regional Health<br />

(Wonthaggi)<br />


Emergency Medicine, General Surgery, General<br />

Medicine, Psychiatry, Aged Care, Rehabilitation<br />




General Medicine, General Surgery, Emergency,<br />

Psychiatry, Rehabilitation, General Practice<br />

Clinic<br />


South West Healthcare is an accredited regional<br />

referral centre, servicing approximately 110,000<br />

people in the South West area of Victoria. It is<br />

a fully integrated facility with 282 beds. Wards<br />

include<br />

medicine, surgery, obstetrics and gynaecology,<br />

six bed critical care unit, dialysis, emergency,<br />

inpatient psychiatry, GEM and rehabilitation.<br />

There are three fully equipped operating<br />

theatres and a separate endoscopy suite.<br />

South West Healthcare has approximately<br />

15,000 admissions and 25,000<br />

emergency department attendances per year.<br />


Peninsula’s public hospital and health care<br />

service – Frankston Hospital is a 45 minute drive<br />

from the Melbourne CBD and is the gateway<br />

to the Mornington Peninsula. Last financial<br />

year there were over 80,000 ED attendances<br />

(Frankston & Rosebud Hospitals combined).<br />

There are 330+ in-patient beds at Frankston<br />

Hospital and a further 70+ at Rosebud Hospital.<br />

Last financial year there were over 60,000<br />

admitted patients in Acute Health. Ninetyseven<br />

percent of patients requiring admission<br />

are treated on the Peninsula.<br />

All services are supported by a theatre suite,<br />

Intensive Care Unit, Coronary Care Unit,<br />

Coronary Angiography and Pain Service. A new<br />

Frankston hospital Emergency Department<br />

opened in 2015 with 3 new inpatient wards colocated.<br />

<strong>2021</strong> CONTACT DETAILS<br />

Jasmine Caddy<br />

HMO Director<br />

Phone: (03) 9784 7725<br />

Email: jcaddy@phcn.vic.gov.au<br />


▶ All consultants, resident specialists and<br />

visiting medical staff take a great interest in<br />

graduate education.<br />

▶ Clinical teaching is supported by a wellresourced<br />

library and an active quality<br />

assurance and education program.<br />

▶ Educational meetings are held several<br />

times per week (ED tutorials; radiology<br />

rounds; lectures/evidence based medicine<br />

presentations).<br />

▶ In cooperation with the regional training<br />

provider, well established pathways exist<br />

enabling complete training to specialist<br />

rural General Practitioner and Rural<br />

Generalist status.<br />

▶ Regional training programs in specialist<br />

General Medicine and General Surgery are<br />

being developed and expanded.<br />

▶ Whether virtual or personal contact is<br />

needed, the library can help you with IT,<br />

study and research resources. The library<br />

provides some after hours access and<br />

includes updated books and journals<br />

affiliated with interlibrary loans, along with<br />

easy internet access.<br />


▶<br />

Warrnambool is a pleasant seaside holiday<br />

resort 264 kms west of Melbourne with a<br />

population of 33,000. There are three times<br />

daily rail services and excellent shopping<br />

centres, good schools of all grades from<br />

kindergarten to University, and churches<br />

of all denominations. There is a wide range<br />

of indoor and outdoor sporting facilities<br />

available. An excellent art gallery and<br />

Performing Arts Centre are located within<br />

the central business district. The city is<br />

known for its tourism and therefore has<br />

plenty to do (Great Ocean Road, Shipwreck<br />

Coast, Whale Watching, Tower Hill).<br />

<strong>2021</strong> CONTACT DETAILS<br />

Paula Conlan<br />

Medical Workforce Coordinator<br />

Phone: (03) 5563 1346<br />

Email: pconlan@swh.net.au<br />

61<br />


PREDICTED 2022<br />


*St Vincent’s Hospital, Melbourne is<br />

committed to providing part-time<br />

<strong>Internship</strong> positions.<br />


St. Vincent’s Hospital, Royal Children’s Hospital,<br />

Werribee Mercy Hospital, Hamilton Hospital,<br />

Warrnambool Hospital, Swan Hill Hospital<br />


St Vincent’s<br />

Hospital<br />

Royal Children’s<br />

Hospital<br />

Werribee Mercy<br />

Hospital<br />

Swan Hill<br />

Hospital<br />

Hamilton Base<br />

Hospital<br />

Warrnambool<br />

Hospital<br />

Anaesthetics, Cardiology,<br />

Cardiothoracics (cardiac and<br />

thoracics), DOS, Colorectal,<br />

Emergency, General Medicine,<br />

Geriatrics, Hepatobiliary/ Upper<br />

Gastrointestinal, Respiratory,<br />

Oncology, Nights (medical and<br />

surgical), Palliative Care, Plastic<br />

Surgery, Rehabilitation, Renal,<br />

Respiratory, Stroke, Urology<br />

General Medicine / Short Stay<br />

Unit<br />

TBD<br />

Emergency, General Surgery<br />

General Surgery, General<br />

Medicine<br />

General Medicine, Plastics/<br />

Ophthalmology<br />


St. Vincent’s Hospital, under the auspice<br />

of the Sisters of Charity, employs over 550<br />

medical staff in junior training positions in a<br />

wide range of specialty areas, and boasts an<br />

outstanding position in Australia with regard<br />

to success rates in both the physician, surgical<br />

and subspecialty examinations.<br />

Our Inpatient capacity of 800 beds and<br />

Outpatient facilities support an outstanding<br />

patient care model, and staff in the Medical<br />

Education Team, in Education & Learning<br />

support an optimum learning environment<br />

for all Junior Medical Staff.<br />

Affiliated with the University of Melbourne,<br />

St. Vincent’s Hospital has Professorial Chairs<br />

in Medicine and Surgery, Dermatology,<br />

Pathology, Neurosciences and Drug & Alcohol<br />

Studies. There is an associated Institute of<br />

Medical Research and Microsurgery Research<br />

Unit. St. Vincent’s also provides a community<br />

based adult psychiatric service in the Inner<br />

Urban and Eastern Section of Melbourne.<br />


▶ St Vincent’s Hospital offers a three day<br />

orientation program for the new Intern<br />

cohort each year. This orientation program<br />

is designed to make individuals feel<br />

welcomed and safe at our Health Service<br />

through lectures, skills workshops and<br />

a shadow shift with an outgoing Intern.<br />

St Vincent’s Hospital provides a robust<br />

Education Calendar incorporating practical,<br />

theoretical and simulation-based learning<br />

throughout the year in accordance with<br />

the Australian Curriculum Framework for<br />

Junior Doctors.<br />

▶ St. Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne is<br />

renowned for its excellent surgical &<br />

physician training programs. We are<br />

particularly proud of our physician’s exam<br />

pass rates which on average is 90- 100%,<br />

well above the 55-60% Australian average<br />

▶ St Vincent’s Hospital includes a state-ofthe-art<br />

Education centre and a clinical skills<br />

laboratory and also employs a dedicated<br />

Medical Education Officer whose sole<br />

responsibility is facilitating ongoing<br />

education of Junior Doctors.<br />

<strong>2021</strong> CONTACT DETAILS<br />

Medical Workforce Recruitment<br />

Phone: (03) 9231 1877<br />

Email: MWFU.Enquiries@svhm.org.au<br />


62<br />


PREDICTED 2022<br />


*An approximation, subject to revision.<br />


Footscray Hospital, Sunshine Hospital,<br />

Williamstown Hospital, Wodonga Hospital,<br />

Mildura Base Hospital<br />


General Medicine, Emergency Medicine,<br />

General Medicine Nights, General Surgery,<br />

Orthopaedics, Geriatric Evaluation<br />

Management (GEM) /Rehabilitation,<br />

Respiratory Medicine, Infectious Diseases,<br />

Cardiology, Neurology, Urology – Footscray,<br />

Acute Aged Care, Plastic Surgery, Psychiatry,<br />

General Surgery Nights, Perioperative & Pain<br />

Management, Radiology<br />


Western Health cares for a culturally diverse<br />

population of more than 800,000 people.<br />

We have more than 6,700 employees who<br />

are driven by our values of Compassion,<br />

Accountability, Respect, Excellence and Safety’<br />

(CARES).<br />

Western Health is a large and complex<br />

organisation that provides a diverse range<br />

of health care services to one of the fastestgrowing<br />

populations in Australia. The health<br />

service also has a strong philosophy of working<br />

with its local community to deliver excellence<br />

in patient care. A positive patient experience<br />

is at the centre of everything Western Health<br />