The John Hunter Hospital is the only hospital in Australia accredited for all ICU training sub-specialty terms: General ICU, Cardiothoracic ICU, Neurosurgical ICU, Trauma ICU and Paediatric ICU. The ICU is able to provide Foundation, Basic and Advanced Core Training as well as a Transition Year as a Clinical Fellow. Rural exposure to satisfy the College of Intensive Care medicine’s 3 month rural requirement is available within other hospitals within Hunter New England Local Health District.
For junior doctors seeking to start Intensive Care training there are multiple pathways available. To join the College of Intensive Care Medicine as a trainee, 6 months in an accredited ICU is required followed by an application to the college. Further information can be found at
Exposure to Intensive Care terms is possible within Hunter New England Local Health District through RMO terms at Manning Rural Referral Hospital, and Senior Resident Medical Officer terms at Intensive Care Units at John Hunter Hospital, Calvary Mater Hospital, The Maitland Hospital and Manning Rural Referral Hospital. These positions are recruited through the HNE Critical Care SRMO and HNE Acute Medicine SRMO programs.
Both SRMO programs provide access to ICU terms for junior doctors. The Critical Care program provides SRMOs with a 3 month anaesthetic term, whilst the Acute Medicine SRMO program provides SRMOs with experience as a junior medical registrar on subspecialty and acute medicine terms. These programs recruit annually each July through
For all enquiries on ICU training, please email Dr. Jeram Hyde,
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