JMO Training (Interns and RMOs)
The Junior Medical Officer (JMO) Teaching Program is run during the 10 weeks that PGY1s and PGY2s spend doing a Psychiatry term at locations throughout the Hunter New England Mental Health Service. JMOs allocated a Psychiatry rotation at rural sites participate in the teaching via videoconference.
The sessions are held each Thursday from 3pm to 5pm and offer JMOs the opportunity to expand their knowledge base in areas such as mental state examination, psychopharmacology, the Mental Health Act and Risk Management. The case based discussions and interactive nature of the teaching enhances the learning experience.
JMO supportive Supervision/Reflective Group sessions occur each Friday 4.00pm - 5.00pm at the Mater Hospital (MHA Building Level 4) and online for rural participants.
Resources for your JMO Mental Health rotation are available on MedApp. Select HNE Mental Health as your hospital location to access this information.
Instructions for downloading the app are below:
- Go to the App Store or Google Play and download ‘Med App' to your phone or tablet (iOS or Android).
- Alternatively – here is a link to invite you to the app: https://29b9.app.link/eF7zqlmEmS?_p=c11235dc99076ceee0038cfded
- Open up the app and if it has not already chosen HNE Mental Health as your location, choose your location as Hunter New England LHD – HNE Mental Health.
- Select the role/s that apply to you. For example, choose 'Intern' or 'RMO'.
We have an online resource available to utilise that is intended as an additional learning platform for JMOs to supplement the JMO training. Visit the HNET eLearning centre via
Any of our doctors are welcome to use it and it also meets the HSP (Hospitalist Skills Program) Level 1 for mental health. If you have trouble accessing the resource this
how-to guide will help.
Access to JMO Term Descriptions are through MedApp
under Unit Information.
The Hunter New England Accelerated Psychiatry Program is the first program in Australia which was designed to permit PGY1 and PGY2 doctors to pursue exposure to psychiatry and related mental health terms whilst still undertaking the required exposure to general medical terms at the prevocational level. The program is suitable for junior doctors who are considering a future career in psychiatry and other mental health related areas of medicine (including general practice) and involves undertaking terms in psychiatry in PGY1 and PGY2 as well as the appointment of a psychiatry trainee as mentor across PGY1 and 2, social activities and additional educational exposure to mental health education.
Each year up to 10 HNE interns are accepted to the program.
If you would like to discuss the program, please contact Dr Vinodkumar Raveendran (Director of Prevocational Education and Training).