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Junior Medical Officers

The Western JMO experience

We believe Junior Medical Officers are key to our future health outcomes and we will ensure you have an unforgettable experience here in Western NSW, with the hope of creating a passion for rural medicine and a decision to stay!

We do this through:

  • Equitable and flexible rostering in consultation with you
  • Term preferences are allocated collaboratively ensuring appropriate path‐ways to preferred training programs
  • Support your career aspirations and work/life balance
  • Encourage the development of your critical analytical and research skills

  • Hands on patient management and experiences
  • Opportunity to participate in or lead original medical research.
  • Open and available senior staff who freely and gladly support your aspirations
  • Support beyond just an enriching training experience – we support you to be connected with the local community, each other and senior members of staff

The JMO Info Kit

For more detail on:
  • Working environment
  • Our JMO philosophy
  • District details
  • Getting here and getting away
  • Teaching hospitals
  • Contacts

Download here

Junior Medical Officer training occurs at Dubbo and Orange Health Services, with the opportunity to do a full two (2) year internship and residency in either Dubbo or Orange. Click the location to download their JMO fact sheet.

This experience will give you a firm foundation of general medical and surgical terms, and subspecialty terms, from which to embark upon specialty training or move into training in General Practice.  JMO information sessions and applications start mid year.  For further information please see NSW Health JMO Recruitment.

Orange Teaching Hospital

Orange Health Service is a 270‐bed major rural referral hospital and the regional trauma centre servicing 300,000 people. The hospital has just celebrated 10 years since relocating to the Bloomfield campus – the largest rural campus in the Southern Hemisphere.

Orange has a strong emphasis on high quality education for JMOs – resources  experiences to support clinical skill development include:  weekly PGY1 education | grand rounds |  simulation skills lab | vocational courses and workshops | 24-hour library | e-learning modules  | support by senior staff

Orange Health Service  JMO Term Rotations


  • Emergency Medicine
  • General Medicine
  • Rehabilitation Medicine
  • Cardiology
  • General Surgery
  • Orthopaedic Surgery
  • General Practice


  • Anaesthetics
  • Intensive Care
  • Paediatrics
  • Obstetrics &Gynaecology
  • Psychiatry
  • Psychogeriatrics



  • Child & Adolescent Mental Health
  • Emergency Medicine
  • General Medicine
  • Rehabilitation Medicine
  • Cardiology
  • General Surgery


  • Anaesthetics
  • Intensive Care
  • Critical Care SRMO
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Paediatrics SRMO
  • General Medicine
  • Rural Generalist Advanced Skills



“You get much more opportunity to pursue the things you’re interested in and also to explore things you didn’t think you would enjoy – and you do!”

Dr Xavier, RMO Orange Health Service

Dubbo Teaching Hospital

Recently completed its $250 million + redevelopment, Dubbo hospital is a fabulous environment in which to train.  Emergency medicine is an extremely popular term, guaranteed to provide hands on and procedural exposure in a fast paced clinical environment. Many past trainees have obtained competitive metropolitan training positions in emergency, medicine and surgery.

We maintain a strong partnership with HETI, offering SRMO’s exposure to anaesthetics, emergency and obstetrics & gynaecology career pathways.

We are passionate about seeing our trainees meet their career goals, whether that means further training with the College for Emergency Medicine, entry into a Specialist Training Program, or pursuing rural and remote practice as a Rural Generalist.

Undertaking your Internship and Resident training at Dubbo Health Service will provide you with unmatched hands-on experience in clinical medicine in a supportive team environment – all in a beautiful and evolving regional city!

JMO Dubbo Health Service Term Rotations


  • General Medicine
  • Gastroenterology
  • Respiratory
  • Neurology
  • Oncology
  • Rheumatology
  • Renal Medicine
  • Cardiology


You can also take terms in

  • Anaesthetics
  • Intensive Care
  • Paediatrics
  • O&G



“Being a trainee here you get an opportunity to be hands on straight away, leading resus scenarios, you’ll be the one performing procedures and guiding your patients care.”

Dr Khyarne, JMO Dubbo Health Service

Interested in Rural Generalist Training?

We can provide options to train as an independent pathway registrar/rural generalist  including in our smaller towns, procedural hospital and rural referral hospitals.  See our training partner GP Synergy for more.

To get a ‘feel’ for what it is like to be a JMO in our LHD, have a look at the videos in ‘Our stories’ below.

Rural JMO Experience Psychiatry

With the largest rural mental health service in Australia, we are great place to start your career

Rural JMO Experience Emergency

Dubbo Hospital is a highly sought after place to begin a career in Emergency

The JMO Experience In Western NSW

Our co-hort of JMOs share their thoughts on starting out in their career in Medicine with us.

GP VMO – Rural & Remote

The GP VMO experience - practice rural medicine AND have an enviable lifestyle. No 24/7 on call!