Information for medical officers about working in Northern Territory (NT) hospitals 

NT hospitals provide a range of services often not seen in similar sized hospitals due to the wide range of medical conditions, cross-cultural blend of patients, and combination of rural and remote locations.

The Northern Territory has a strong focus on generalism for their training programs. You will, at the Intern and Resident Medical Officer levels have the opportunity to consolidate, maintain and widen your knowledge, skills and experience, as well as have access to opportunities to explore potential careers in rural and remote settings. 


You can apply to complete an internship at either the Darwin Hospital or the Alice Springs Hospital through the Northern Territory Department of Health. Information about internship 


Resident Medical Officers (RMO) may choose to work for the Central Australian Health Service (CAHS), incorporating Alice Springs and Tennant Creek hospitals or the Top End Health Service (TEHS), incorporating Darwin, Palmerston, Katherine and Gove hospitals. Information about residency 

Royal Darwin Hospital medical officer recruitment

For information on the recruitment and training of medical officers at Royal Darwin Hospital with the following divisions:
Medicine, surgery, critical care, maternal and child health, mental health and pathology 

Alice Springs Hospital medical officer recruitment

For more information on the recruitment and training of medical officers at Alice Springs Hospital with the following divisions:
Anaesthetics, paediatrics, surgery, obstetrics and gynaecology, emergency medicine, intensive care, and medicine. 

General Practice Education

Northern Territory General Practice Education (NTGPE) is one of nine, federally funded regional training organisations responsible for training the next generation of GPs and are the sole training organisation in the NT.

GP registrars who train with NTGPE are given the opportunity to train through either Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) or Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM).