Education and training
Townsville University Hospital is regional Queensland’s largest accredited teaching hospital, offering a diverse range of training positions across medical, nursing, allied health, health sciences and pharmacy.
Townsville University Hospital partners with James Cook University and other higher education providers, as well as Australian Institute of Tropical Health and Medicine (AITHM) to deliver cutting-edge education and training in health service delivery and health services research through our clinical education and training units, Townsville Skills Centre and Townsville research education support and administration (TRESA).
Training positions at Townsville University Hospital provide the opportunity to work with, and learn from, experts in their clinical field. It also provides access to first class education, supervision, and research opportunities and gives hands-on experiences that link evidence theory to practice.
Medical education and training
Townsville University Hospital and its health service is a leader in medical education and training in regional Australia, providing educational opportunities to undergraduates and postgraduates. Our medical education programs focus on equipping students and junior doctors with the professional, clinical and pastoral care support to promote safe and effective management of patients.
For comprehensive details of our training program, please click here.
Undergraduate education and training
Townsville Clinical School, College of Medicine and Dentistry, James Cook University
Pre-Vocational (PGY1-3) education and training (and all workforce-related matters)
Medical education and workforce services
Specialty education and training
Departmental directors of training or supervisors of training
Contact via switch board: (07) 4433 1111 and ask for departmental contacts or the Clinical Dean.
Useful programs, links and networks
Townsville University Hospital's mentor program, Doctors for Doctors, provides support and guidance from senior and junior doctors where needed. To be part of the mentor program, speak to the director of your department.
Townsville University Hospital also has specialty interest groups that link undergraduate medical students with interns, junior doctors, registrars and consultants. These include:
- Medicine Interest Network Townsville (MINT)
- Surgical Interest Group (SIG)
- Psychiatry Interest Group (INPsych) and;
- JCUMSA Obstetrics and Gynaecology Interest Group
To view the Clinical Supervision Handbook click here.
To view the Medical Training Standards booklet click here.