Interns undertake a series of term rotations designed to provide experience in a range of clinical situations. Interns must satisfactorily complete:
- a term of at least eight weeks that provides experience in emergency medical care
- a term of at least 10 weeks that provides experience in medicine
- a term of at least 10 weeks that provides experience in surgery, and
- a range of other approved terms to make up 12 months (minimum of 47 weeks full-time equivalent service).
Intern training may be undertaken part-time, but once started, must be completed within three years.
The Australian Medical Council (AMC) has developed a national standards framework for intern training. This framework details what is expected of both interns and intern training providers.