Why The Prince Charles Hospital?

Accredited for Intern training


  • Small cohort of 25 interns
  • Professional and personal support from Medical Education Unit
  • Approachable Medical Recruitment personnel
  • Ratio of 2:1 Registrar/RMO


Each medical year is divided into five 10-12 week terms.  Interns rotate through 3 core and 2 elective terms.


The after hours workload equates to approximately 6 weekend shifts over a 10 week term.  Interns may also be rostered to remote call.


Leave is usually allocated in 5 week blocks during an elective term.

Life as an Intern

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Why choose Charlies? We asked our interns.

Compulsory terms

Compulsory terms are mandatory rotations that must be successfully completed in order to complete your internship

1.  General Medicine  The following are accredited as compulsory terms:

  • General Medicine
  • Geriatric Evaluation & Management
  • Thoracic Medicine
  • Cardiology
  • Rehabilitation & Acute Stroke

2.  General Surgery  The following are accredited as compulsory terms:

  • General Surgery
  • Orthopaedics
  • Cardiothoracic Surgery

3.  Emergency Medicine

  • Adult Emergency Medicine

Elective terms

Elective terms are terms accredited as suitable for intern training and can include core terms.

  • Cardiology
  • Thoracic Medicine
  • Palliative Medicine
  • Geriatric Medicine
  • Rehabilitation
  • Hip Fracture
  • Mental Health
  • Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • General Surgery
  • Orthopaedics


Contact us

Manager, Medical Workforce
Phone: (07) 3139 3220

Medical Education Unit
Phone: (07) 3139 4221