Intern Boot Camp

Suitable for
Medical Officers PGY1 
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2020 course dates


Time:  8.30am-5pm

  24,28,29,30 & 31 January

 12,20 & 27 February

5 & 11 March

​CPD points
Not applicable
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Contact us via email or phone the JMO Unit (02) 4985 3414


To prepare interns for clinical situations they may encounter after hours or on rural rotations.


You’ve finished medical school and you might be wondering how you’ll manage when your first page goes off. What will it be… chest pain…shortness of breath…hypotension? Just how slowly can you walk to the other end of the hospital? More importantly, what will you do in that first 10 minutes before help arrives when you find yourself on your own, with other staff looking to you for direction?

Intern Boot Camp is a simulation-based course that aims to help prepare you for such situations. This interactive course will focus on the assessment and management of the deteriorating patient, and the communication and teamwork skills needed to be effective in the clinical situations you will soon face, particularly after hours or on rural rotations.


Feedback from previous PGY1s regarding their early fears and memories has been used to develop the course to ensure the pitch and focus is appropriate.  Topics include:

  • Hands on practical experience focused on the early management of acute medical problems such as:
  • Chest pain & shortness of breath
  • Arrhythmias
  • Hypotension including incipient sepsis/shock
  • Altered levels of consciousness
  • Advanced life support
  • Development of teamwork strategies
  • Speaking up and challenging others
  • Synthesis and handover of clinical information, including calling for help and calling the consultant

Core skills important to any rapid review of a patient will be reinforced, with a focus on you leaving Boot Camp feeling more confident to answer your first after hours page.