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Prevocational JMO Training Network

Network Overview

Network 12 is the largest prevocational JMO network in NSW, with a wide range of hospitals. The main John Hunter complex includes;

  • The John Hunter Hospital (550 beds), a Level 1 Trauma Centre, with the busiest Emergency Department in NSW, and a Major Tertiary Referral Hospital for northern NSW, and
  • John Hunter Children’s Hospital (100 beds).

​​​​​​​Regional and rural hospitals include Maitland (40 mins away), Tamworth (4 hrs away), Taree (2 hrs away) and Armidale (5 hrs away).

Network 12 facilities are affiliated with the University of Newcastle and University of New England Medical Schools.

Network Hospitals and Term Rotations

Armidale Hospital (rotational hospital)

General Medicine, Orthopaedic Surgery, Psychiatry*, Paediatrics*, General Surgery*

Belmont District Hospital (3 Term Home Hospital)

Acute General Medicine, Cardiology, Addiction Medicine, Emergency, Surgery, Rehabilitation, Anaesthetics*

Calvary Mater Newcastle (3 Term Home Hospital)

Emergency, General Medicine, Gastroenterology, Radiation Oncology, Medical Oncology, Surgery, Cardiology, Haematology, Palliative Care

John Hunter Hospital (5 Term Home Hospital)

Acute General Surgical, Trauma, Cardiology, Cardiothoracic Surgery, Gastroenterology, General Surgery, Upper Gastrointestinal Surgery, Rehabilitation/Geriatric, Nephrology and Dialysis, Neurology, Neurosurgery, Infectious Disease, Respiratory, Ophthalmology, Dermatology, Rheumatology, General Medicine, Emergency, Maternity & Gynaecology, Orthopaedic, Vascular, Oral Maxillofacial and Ear Nose & Throat, Urology, C.L. Psychiatry*, Paediatrics*, Paediatric Surgery*, Orthopaedic Paediatrics*, Clinical Governance*, Community Acute Care*.

Maitland Hospital (5 Term Home Rural Preferential Home Hospital)

Emergency, General Surgery, Orthopaedics, Psychiatry, General Medicine, Paediatrics*, Obstetrics & Gynaecology *, Mental Health.

Manning Base Hospital (5 Term Home Rural Preferential Home Hospital)

General Medicine, General Surgery, Urology, Psychiatry, Emergency, Orthopaedics, Paediatrics*, Obstetrics and Gynaecology*, Intensive Care*, *Anaesthetics/Emergency

Mental Health Services (rotational)

Older persons Mental Health, Substance Use, General Mental Health Services, and Liaison Psychiatry.

Tamworth Hospital (5 Term Home Rural Preferential Home Hospital)

Emergency, General Medicine, Neurology, Gastroenterology, Cardiology, Medical Oncology, Nephrology, Orthopaedics, Rehabilitation and Geriatrics, Relief, General Surgery, Urology, Psychiatry, Anaesthetics/ED*, Intensive Care Unit*, Paediatrics*, Obstetrics and Gynaecology*​​​​​​​

​​​​​​​*PGY2 term


The Network delivers a range of education experiences including;

  • PGY1 Education Hour
  • Intern Boot Camp
  • Near to Peer Mentor Program
  • PGY2 program
  • Teaching on the Run (Modules 1 & 2)
  • Wellbeing days scheduled with planned activities at each training site
  • Simulation Centre courses

For more information please contact:


ph: 02 4985 3414