Take the 2019 Resident Hospital Health Check Survey


AMA Queensland invites your thoughts on the current state of Queensland Hospitals, and how you are being treated on the job.

All responses are anonymous and will help to identify the hospitals and the key areas that need improvement.

The objective of this annual benchmarked survey is to determine whether:

  • Hospitals are meeting the grade when it comes to providing your leave;
  • Your roster is timely and appropriate;
  • You are encouraged to claim overtime that is payable;
  • You can access the rotations you need to progress your career; and
  • You are working in a healthy workplace environment.

We want your full and frank feedback on your current hospital of employment, so that we can recognise the hospitals that are ideal for Doctors in Training and those that need improvement. We will then work collaboratively with Hospitals to anonymously address identified areas of concern.

This 5- minute survey is open to all Queensland interns, junior house officers and senior house officers.


The survey closes on Saturday 31 August 2019 and findings will be published in early October to help inform your decision-making for future positions.  

Thank you for you participation. Your feedback will help us continue to improve working conditions for you with your feedback. We've achieved real changes in previous years because of your feedback but we’ve got more to do.

The AMA Queensland Resident Hospital Health Check survey was completed on a voluntary basis by Queensland doctors in training (including those at Intern, Junior House Officer and Senior House Officer) The purpose of this document is to assist graduating medical students as well as current interns and residents with their decision making process when deciding on which hospitals to apply for in the upcoming intern and RMO campaigns. This information is provided in good faith and should only be used as a guide, it is intended to be general in nature and is made available on the understanding that the AMA Queensland and the AMA Queensland Council of Doctors in Training do not make any comment or assertion that the information provided by participants is correct, or reflects the experiences of doctors who did not participate in the survey. Before relying on the information contained in the survey results provided, users should carefully evaluate its accuracy, currency, completeness and relevance for their purposes, personal objectives and career goals, and should make their own enquiries, including consulting with the relevant Hospital and staff at the relevant Hospital. Whilst every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the collation of the information in this survey, AMA Queensland, its employees and the AMA Queensland Council of Doctors in Training cannot be held responsible for the information provided by participants in the survey and cannot be responsible for any loss or damage arising from any person or organisation as a result of the publication of this survey of information. AMA Queensland and the AMA Queensland Council of Doctors in Training do not take any responsibility for the outcomes published in the survey. Comparison of results among hospitals/HSS must be made with caution, as the survey did not involve a probabilistic sampling frame, but instead was open to the entire QLD RMO population, achieving a response rate of 27%. Further, as RMOs were not randomly allocated to hospitals differences in attitudes and expectations of respondents cannot be adequately controlled. This introduces biases into the results which cannot be accounted for. Thus, all differences among hospital/HHS should be interpreted as specific only to the survey respondents and must not be interpreted as representative of the experiences of all junior doctors in QLD. Lastly, the overall raw percentage of responses for each question in 2018 were compared with the same question in 2017, with improvement, no change or worsening indicated by green, yellow and red traffic lights respectively. All analyses and reporting of results, including the derivation of the grade, were undertaken by an Epidemiologist (PhD) with considerable experience in research design and statistical analysis and a strong track-record in health/medical research.