Interns typically commence their training year at the start of January each year. PMCT departments at each of the three sites (Hobart, Launceston and Burnie) develop and run the Intern orientation program which is held the first week of January, immediately prior to the commencement of Term 1.

Programs vary across the sites, but all provide interns with:

  • An outline of the intern year, including what is expected from the interns from a learning, outcome, and professionalism perspective

  • Introduction to PMCT staff, as well as key THS staff such as the Executive Director of Medical Training, Clinical Management Unit representatives and other key individuals

  • Overview of term requirements, including assessment

  • Overview of education requirements, including completion of mandatory skills training

  • Opportunities to shadow existing interns on the wards, before official commencement of duties

Please refer to the individual hospital site sections for further information about the Intern Orientation programs.