John Hunter Hospital Obstetrics and Gynaecology Training Network

Is the HNELHD O&G training network for you?

  • We offer world class facilities that are constantly growing and expanding to include new and better training and service provision.
  • Experience urban/tertiary training in a city full of lifestyle but at half the price of Sydney living, and much shorter travel times.
  • We have outstanding rural sites that offer fantastic training with enthusiastic and experienced clinicians, in addition to a great rural community collaborative ethos where the network provides the required support.
  • If you want Metropolitan lifestyle – we have it, if you want rural lifestyle-we have it.  We offer the best of both worlds, and an opportunity to try both.​

Prevocational Training 

Senior Resident Medical Officer (SRMO) 

  • We offer 8 positions at the SRMO (PGY3) level, with two on rotation to The Maitland Hospital for each 6 month period
  • Candidates should have completed at least one 10 weeks JMO rotation in Obstetrics and Gynaecology at either PGY1 or 2 level.
  • Suitable for candidates who are considering speciality training in O&G, as well candidates who are planning on General Practice specialty training looking for a women’s health extended skills training placement.
  • Completion of the DRANZCOG is encouraged and supported across both sites.​

Unaccredited Registrar

  • We offer 4 positions at the Unaccredited registrar level, with each job encompassing 6 months at John Hunter Hospital and 6 months at The Maitland Hospital
  • Candidates should have completed a minimum of 12 months in Obstetrics and Gynaecology at a SRMO level
  • Ideally suited to candidates who are headed towards FRANZCOG accredited training
  • HNELHD rural sites offer job opportunities at this level for General Practitioners who are intending to practice as rural GP Obstetricians in order to allow completion of the Advanced Diploma.​

Diploma and Advanced Diploma Training (DRANZCOG and DRANZCOG Advanced)

  • Hospitals within the HNELHD currently accredited to provide Diploma level training include:
  • Armidale, Tamworth Base, Maitland, Manning Base (Taree) and John Hunter Hospital
  • Potential candidates are encouraged to contact their desired hospital to discuss current opportunities available.​

Accredited Specialty Training (FRANZCOG)


The accredited specialty training application process is conducted via Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RANZCOG) – see for further details on the application date, process and requirements.

Trainees selected for RANZCOG training and allocated to the John Hunter network will then be guided through the NSW Health Employment application process.

Trainees will be rotated through the following hospitals, with a minimum of two 6 month rotations at sites other than John Hunter Hospital:​

The Maitland Hospital:

Level  5 Maternity Hospital

Urban District Hospital.

Obstetrics and Gynaecology training

Belmont Hospital

Urban District hospital.

Gynaecology outpatient and surgical services

Location of the Midwife led Birth centre and Homebirth program

Manning Hospital

Level 4 Maternity Hospital

Regional Hospital

Obstetrics and Gynaecology training

Tamworth Hospital

Level 4 Maternity Hospital

Regional Hospital

Obstetrics and Gynaecology training


Formal education is incorporated as an integral part of our service with a Clinical Education Fellow co-ordinating a daily education program for trainees. Interdisciplinary and multidiscliplinary education is a core feature of our service. ​

Research is well supported with a number of established research clinicians providing mentoring to enable successful completion of RANZCOG research requirements.


Obstetrics and Gynaecology is a 24 hour, 7 day a week specialty and rostered working hours reflect this reality. Rostering is done keeping in mind the needs for safe service provision and the need to maintain worklife balance for clinician health and safety. Regular ADOs are rostered and overall hours are generally maintained between 80 – 94 hours per fortnight.

Useful links

Further information

Ms Pauline Williamson- M&G Medical Administration Manager​