Junior Doctor Education Program, Mt Gambier

Junior Doctor Medical Education Program

Accredited Intern and Postgraduate Year Two (PGY2) programs at Mount Gambier hospital are supported by Flinders Rural Health SA through funding from Country Health SA.

The Mount Gambier and Districts Health Service is the only rural hospital in South Australia to offer a full year of internship in a rural environment with full support from the Medical Board of South Australia and the SAMET.


Program features

All interns and PGY2 appointees work under supervision as part of a clinical team with the specialist term supervisor and salaried medical officers. Staff provide a nurturing learning environment for all junior doctors.


Intern rotations

Interns will have five 10-11 week term rotations including core terms of Emergency Medicine, Medicine and Surgery.

Additional term rotations are available in Anaesthetics and Paediatrics.


PGY2 rotations

PGY2 appointees will have a full year, which can include a three-month rotation to Paediatrics (with a community component), Emergency Medicine and General Medicine with negotiated term options in Anaesthetics, General Surgery and Orthopaedic Surgery.


Journal club

Journal club is held regularly, involving a integrated small group learning environment. A diverse program has been devised discussing recent journal articles and clinical case presentations, family medicine program articles, clinical reviews and audits. TMOs will have the opportunity to present at journal club.


Grand rounds

Grand rounds and workshops are held regularly with visiting specialists presenting up to date clinical information to participants.


Skills laboratory

Skills laboratory sessions include acute skills training and access to state-of-the-art simulation equipment.


Teaching rounds

Teaching rounds are undertaken by consultants vertically integrated with medical students, junior doctors and registrars.


Online learning centre

24-hour access to RHSA internet and lounge facilities.

About Mount Gambier

The Mount Gambier hospital is the major regional health provider for the lower, mid and upper south-east regions with a catchment area that extends across the border into western Victoria. The hospital provides a rich and varied environment in which you can develop your skills.

After a major redevelopment in 2014, the hospital's modern facilities include 78 public beds, 4 operating theatres, an emergency department, a 27-bed surgical unit and a 20-bed maternity unit. Also co–located on the hospital site is a 20-bed private hospital and a wide range of support and allied health professional services, catering to regional healthcare needs.

Pictured: An airport accident simulation undertaken at Mt Gambier Hospital.

How to apply

For more information about prevocational training in South Australia, including dates, eligibility criteria and how to apply, visit: