Training positions available to junior doctors can be categorised as:
Basic/Pre-specialist Training programs that focus on specific medical and surgical specialty areas. These positions will provide you with experience in specific clinical specialties and are suitable if you know the specialty career path you wish to follow. In some cases you will need to be accepted by the relevant specialty college prior to appointment and some specialty appointments are made solely by the relevant college organisations, information regarding appointment processes and deadlines can be obtained from the individual colleges.
Prevocational (General) Training programs that provide further hospital experience allowing trainees to rotate through a variety of specialties and general rotations. These positions are suitable if you have not yet decided on a specialist training programme, have been accepted in a General Practice Training program or wish to obtain more experience.
The following preference options are available via the centralised annual Postgraduate Year 2+ (PGY2+) recruitment system:
Mental Health Services
These positions are suitable for Junior Medical Officer’s (JMO) looking to gain prevocational experience in Psychiatry, and for GP and other speciality trainees who would like to gain an increased exposure to psychiatry training.
Positions are available for 12 months, in both community and inpatient settings throughout metropolitan Adelaide. Weekly education sessions are held at Glenside Hospital. Psychiatry JMO positions are recruited and rotated using a state-wide network approach. Potential rotations include inpatient and community psychiatry settings. Placements in specialist areas of psychiatry such as older persons mental health, perinatal mental health, child and adolescent psychiatry, drug and alcohol services, Rural and Remote mental health and Forensic psychiatry are possible depending on availability.
Information regarding the JMO training program can be obtained from Kirsteen Knevitt.
Paediatric Basic Training
This program is the entry level (first year) for paediatric training. The program includes rotations in General Paediatrics, Emergency, Surgery, Neonatal Medicine and Relieving.
You will not be required to submit a cover letter with your application, but rather answer some questions as mandatory fields of the application form. You will have the opportunity to upload your CV and any other supporting documentation at the time of application.
Applicants shortlisted will be required to undertake several tasks which may include answering clinical scenario questions, multiple choice questions and clinical task/s. Each candidates application will be scored, as will their level of diligence and accuracy in completing the required documentation, and professionalism during the process. These will be used with the face-to-face interview, to enable us to develop a thorough assessment of your experience and capabilities. It also enables us to provide advice to those unsuccessful shortlisted candidates who request feedback.
Applicants may wish to bring a portfolio of supporting evidence to interview to further support their application.
Applicants should also note that the RACP Paediatric Training Program is run by a State-wide Network, comprising Network supervisors who represent each of the hospitals that offer Paediatric Training (LMH, FMC & WCH). If you are successful in gaining a position, the Network panel will negotiate the site allocation with you in accordance with your training and service needs.
Registrars already in the RACP training program should contact the SA Paediatric training network.
Further information regarding rotations at the WCHN can be found via Term Descriptions located here.