Becoming a Medical Practitioner/Doctor

Medical careers

How do I become?

No two days are the same. Our medical practitioners work in our three accredited university teaching hospitals - the Royal Hobart Hospital, the Launceston General Hospital and the North West Regional Hospital, as well as community settings. Opportunities in community settings include - mental health, palliative care, public health, alcohol and drug services and community health centres. We foster a commitment to best practice and continuous improvement, education and research.

We provide training opportunities in our public hospitals through our Intern, Resident Medical Officer and Registrar programs. A major advantage of starting your career with us is the opportunity to develop extensive practical skills in a wide variety of specialties. Our Interns and Resident Medical Officers are streamed in to Medicine, Surgery or General training, and Registrars in general and specialty streams, including general practice, gastroenterology, neurology, paediatrics, endocrinology, genetics, cardiology, surgery, opthalmology, psychiatry, radiology, pathology, obstetrics and gynaecology, emergency medicine, anaesthesia and many more.

You need to complete an appropriate university qualification, courses are available with the University of Tasmania. You also must be registerable under Tasmania’s Medical Practitioners Registration Act 1996.

Hobart Campus:
Phone (03) 6226 4757
Or visit

Launceston campus:
Phone (03) 6348 8792
Or visit

For more information on Medical Careers please click here.