Interns rotate to Theodore every ten weeks from Rockhampton Base Hospital under the Rural Junior Doctor Training and Innovation Fund (RJDTIF). Interns will work at Theodore Medical assisting doctors with taking patient histories, admitting patients to hospital, discharge summaries and mentoring medical students. All patients must be seen by a senior doctor before patients can leave the clinic. Interns are not able to bill a patient. Interns work a 38 hour week – 7.30 to 4.30 Monday to Friday and 7.30 to 2.30 on a Friday. Wednesday afternoons are dedicated formal teaching time with senior doctors, registrars, intern and medical students.

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Theodore Medical is accredited with both ACCRM and RACGP to take registrars. The training provider for Theodore is GMT (Generalist Medical Training) through James Cook University. Applications to train in Theodore must be completed with GMT by April of the year before staring in Theodore (or any practice). Registrars with Theodore Medical also work for Central Q’ld Health and Hospital Service (CQHHS) as a Medical Officer Right of Private Practice (MORRP). If there are two registrars this position is shared. The day starts with a ward round at the hospital and then private practice consultations at Theodore Medical. The doctor on call manages after hours and emergencies. On call is approximately 1 in 3. Registrars are provided with a rent free 4 bedroom air conditioned home (either furnished or unfurnished) home from Anne and Bruce Chater and have access to a swimming pool.


If you are interested in a rural career in primary and secondary medicine, are keen to use your extended skill set and are looking for a family friendly and safe environment, Theodore may be the destination for you. Call Anne Chater 0407 156 752 or Bruce Chater 0419 674 164 to have a chat about Theodore Medical and living in Theodore.