Latest news from ACHSM


Visit this page regularly for updates on the College and its programs, events and other activities

2022 Health Management Internship Program kicks off!



The Health Management Internship Program (HMIP) has been offered for over 45 years and was the first traineeship of this kind offered for supporting emerging health leaders in Australia. The Program attracts committed, high-potential Interns by offering the opportunity to develop the skills, capabilities and knowledge required to start a career in managing the challenges and complexities of health service delivery across NSW. Combining post graduate health management education with targeted professional development, workplace competency development and assessments and industry networking provides a comprehensive platform for the success of this program.


The 2022 Health Management Internship Program (HMIP) commenced on Friday Jan 28 with Orientation where ten 1st Year Interns joined five 2nd year Interns for a day of introductions and connection. As well as an opportunity to get to know each other and understand the requirements of the program, Griffith University Intern Mentor Mark Avery, introduced them to the University and the requirements of the qualification that forms an integral part of their internship.



The interns were then joined by ACHSM NSW Branch President Karen Patterson FCHSM CHE, Branch Councillor Dominic Dawson FCHSM CHE, and Andrea Earl HMIP Graduate and Branch Councillor, who introduced the Interns to the College, the NSW Branch and the activities they may wish to be involved with as members. The NSW Branch Mentoring Program was explained and Interns are looking forward to meeting their Mentors in May.

2nd years then joined in for a social online lunch together, followed by two panel presentations.

The Graduate Panel included:

  • Paul Preobrajenski FCHSM, CHE - Consultant, PMP Health
  • Jessica Marciante - Program Manager, SHEOC Aged Care
  • Ben Brungs- Recovery Manager at Resilience NSW
  • Wendy Bryan-Clothier - Acting Manager Aboriginal Workforce, NSW Ministry of Health

The interns were grateful to these HMIP Graduates for sharing their experiences of their own HMIP and for their tips on how to get the most out of the two year Internship program.

The 2nd Panel of Senior Health Leaders included:

  • Ros O’Sullivan FCHSM, CHE - Director BHI
  • Rebekah Florence - Director People and Culture Mid North Coast LHD
  • Stewart Dowrick FCHSM (HON) - CE Mid North Coast LHD
  • Peter Thomas FCHSM, CHE Chief Medical Officer Northern Beaches Hospital

These panellists were most generous and candid in sharing with the Interns aspects of their experience of being a health leader and we thank them for their time and commitment to growing our future leaders. They also discussed the attributes they seek in emerging leaders in their organisations, and their advice for these emerging health leaders to lead and succeed at their work.

The final session was spent in breakout rooms with 1st years getting to know their 2nd year buddy and familiarising themselves with the Competency Assessment Tool (CAT) document

which they will use to track their progress and submit every three to four months for review.

The final group completion sharing from the day as well as the evaluation survey, show that the interns were highly engaged throughout the day and felt equipped and excited to commence their internship placements with their organisation below on Monday 31st Jan. We wish them every success with their workplace learning and their Master in Health Science Management which they will complete during the program.

1st Years

Stephanie Kelly





2nd Years


Sophie Conrade


Sophie Lim


Hannah Kenyon


Samantha Ellenberger


Lucy Roberts


Laura Zhang


Wen Yan Hong


Ben Wilcox


Tegan Hinchey-Gerard 

Maari Ma Aboriginal

Health Coop

Simone Stewart Noble


Kristie Burge



Melissa Sinclair



Roya Kavoossi



Maleeha Altaf

Odyssey House


Orientation Jan 28  2022



Showing 0 Comment

Comments are closed.