Intern training program
The Mater Private Hospital Townsville – Intern Training Program provides interns opportunities to apply, consolidate and expand their clinical knowledge and skills, to progressively increase their responsibility for providing safe, high-quality patient-centred care.
The 2023 program runs from 23 January 2023 until 22 January 2024 following a week and a half of orientation. Details on term dates can be found here. The term dates are as follows:
11 January to 20 January 2023
(Orientation is across MPHT and THHS)
|Term 1||23 January until 2 April 2023||10 weeks|
|Term 2||3 April until 11 June 2023||10 weeks|
|Term 3||12 June until 20 August 2023||10 weeks|
|Term 4||21 August until 29 October 2023||10 weeks|
|Term 5||30 October until 21 January 2024||12 weeks|
Mater delivers its Intern Training Program in partnership with the Townsville Hospital Health Services (THHS), to offer interns a blended experience of private and public hospital systems. Mater and THHS work together to ensure program delivery is inclusive of: start of year orientation, allocations education delivery program activities governance, recruitment, delivering accredited placements, certifying completion and evaluations).
The partnership is formalised under the Clinical Placement Agreement for the Clinical Placement of Interns between THHS and Mater Private Hospital Townsville. Mater also has a rotational relationship with North West Hospital and Health Service (NWHHS), for the delivery of core Emergency Department (ED) rotations. NWHHS offers the unique opportunity to experience a rural core rotation.
Placements have been accredited by Prevocational Medical Accreditation Queensland (PMAQ). Mater Private Hospital Townsville is accredited to oversee Intern recruitment and successful completion of the Intern Training Program.
Placement options for Mater Private Hospital Townsville interns are as follows:
Mater Private Hospital Townsville-rotations (Pimlico and Hyde Park Campuses)
|Intensive Care Unit|
|Obstetrics and Gynaecology Unit|
Mater Private Hospital Townsville: Specialities
|Bariatric Surgery||Infectious Diseases||Pain Medicine|
|Cardiology Eps||Medical Microbiology||Palliative Medicine|
|Cardiothoracic Surgery||Medical Oncology||Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery|
|Colorectal Surgery||Nephrology||Radiation Oncology|
|Ear, Nose, Throat Surgery||Neurology||Rehabilitation Medicine|
|Endocrinology||Neurosurgery||Respiratory & Sleeps Medicine|
|Geriatric Surgery||Obstetric Medicine||Rheumatology|
|Geriatric Medicine||Obstetrics & Gynaecology||Urogynaecology|
|General Medicine||Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery||Vascular Surgery|
Townsville Hospital Health Services– Rotations
|Adult Acute Mental Health||Haematology||Rheumatology|
|Alcohol, Tobacco & Other Drugs||Infectious Diseases||Sexual Health|
|Anaesthetic||Medical Oncology||Country Practice Term: Charters Towers Hospital|
|Cardiology||Neurology||Country Practice Term: Ingham Hospital|
|Community Paediatrics||Neurosurgery||Country Practice Term: Palm Island|
|Emergency Medicine Care||Obstetrics & Gynaecology|
|General Medicine||Palliative Care|
|Gerontology – Acute Care||Rehabilitation – Acute|
|Gerontology Geriatric||Rehabilitation – Subacute|
NWHHS-based placements (Mount Isa Hospital)
More information about accredited intern rotations in Queensland is available through PMAQ or Queensland Health Website.
Mater’s Medical Education Unit (MEU) team coordinates the program in its entirety, liaises with partner agencies, organises orientation, runs the Facility Education Program, supports interns employed or hosted by Mater, assists units to meet accreditation requirements, and improves all aspects of the program through evaluation and quality improvement projects.
The Medical Education Unit staff are:
Dr Kiran Hazratwala
Director of Clinical Training
Principal Medical Education Officer
Medical Education Coordinator - Projects
Medical Education Coordinator
2022 Intern Training Program - Expressions of Interest
Recruitment will commence in October 2022 and final year medical students are invited to submit an Expression of Interest for the 2023 Intern Training Program, in accordance with Private Hospital Stream.
To proceed, please send an email to; firstname.lastname@example.org and cc; email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org
- A cover letter explaining why you would like to live and work as an intern in Townsville.
- Have you applied to the JDTP Private health Stream 2023?
- What is your current Visa Status?
- A copy of your CV and academic transcript (an unofficial transcript is acceptable)
- Copy of your application to the 2023 JDTP - PHS
- Details of two professional referees from clinical placements in Australis, including work email address and phone number.
To find out more information please contact
To find out more information please contact: