We invite you to complete your internship at the Flinders and Upper North Local Health Network based across Flinders and Upper North Local Health Network (FUNLHN) where an internship will set you up well for a rural generalist career with the potential to continue your PGY2+ years in a rural setting. This rural immersion intern experience will provide you with broad experiences across diverse clinical areas including emergency medicine, general medicine, general surgery and general practice. You will have opportunities to work with experienced healthcare teams under the personalised supervision of experienced rural clinicians, challenge yourself to gain valuable experience with hands-on procedural skills, and have access to learning opportunities including weekly junior doctor tutorials, simulation sessions, Journal Club and Grand Rounds.
Being a member of a small cohort of interns you will be able to embrace close working relationships with your junior and senior medical colleagues. The working culture within the Northern Training Network embraces teamwork and all team members are highly valued for the skills and knowledge they are able to contribute to patient care.
We invite you to become a valued member of the healthcare team in addition to the local communities in Port Augusta and Whyalla. This internship will set you up well for a rural generalist career and link into further opportunities in rural or specialist postgraduate training and work in Adelaide or rural locations.
Residents across the Flinders and Upper North Local Health Network have access to a wide range of health care services in a various number of locations throughout the regions. This includes Port Augusta Hospital and the Royal Flying Doctor Service, Whyalla Hospital and Health Service and a community based general practice,
Flinders and Upper North Local Health Network oversees the public hospitals and health services in the following regions across rural South Australia:
- Port Augusta Hospital
- Whyalla Hospital and Health Service
- Hawker Memorial Hospital
- Quorn Health Service
- Roxby Downs Health Service
For information about the intern application process, please refer to the SA Health Careers website.
Last updated: March 2023