Information for new Interviewers

The medical program at James Cook University (JCU) has a distinctive regional mission with a focus on the needs of rural, remote and underserved communities, tropical medicine and the health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. The College of Medicine and Dentistry aims to lead positive change in health and medical care for communities of tropical Australia and beyond through socially accountable health education, discoveries, partnerships and advocacy that make a difference. Underpinning our work is a shared commitment to social justice, a passion for innovation and a commitment to excellence.

We need interviewers from a broad cross section of the community with a commitment to the strategic intent as outlined above. We run four-hour training sessions (including a catered refreshment break) for all new interviewers so you will be well prepared for our panel interview process.

All interviewers are required to agree to the Interviewer Confidentiality Statement. After reading this agreement, if you feel you may have a conflict in participating, please contact us directly on

Interested in being part of our selection process?

In order to be placed on an interview panel you must complete a training session.  If you are interested in volunteering in 2019 for the 2020 intake, please Register now for one of the following training sessions. NB:   Dates for training have not yet been selected for this year so you will not be able to register for training at this time.

When will new interviewers undertake their training?




Building & Room



New 2:00pm to 6:00pm

JCU, Building 46, room TBA


New 5:15pm to 9:15 pm

JCU, Building 46, room TBA


New 1:00pm to 5:00pm

JCU, Building 46,room TBA



New 5:15pm to 9:15pm

Mackay Clinical School, room TBA

Mackay Base Hospital




New 5:15pm to 9:15pm

room TBA, A Block

Cairns Hospital,

What kind of commitment do I have to give as an interviewer?

The bulk of our interviews are held over an eight day period from 3 - 12  December 2019 (Date to be confirmed) as well as 3 January 2020 (Date to be confirmed).  Each day interviews take place from 8:00am to 12:00pm and 1:00pm to 5:00pm.   There is an overlap from 12.00 to 1.00pm for lunch for all interviewers.

If you are available to participate in the interview process, we ask you to nominate for either a morning/s, afternoon/s or full day session/s. The amount of time you are able to give is completely up to you.


If you have any further queries, please email