Sarah Hill

Sarah Hill

psychiatry registrar


Feb 2015 - Present

Full-time Psychiatry Registrar Trainee

RANZCP Western Australia

Work History

Work History
Feb 2015 - Present

Psychiatric Registrar

Bentley Mental Health Service

My regular role and responsibility as a registrar has been in the management of involuntary adult patients in the acute psychiatric setting, who require admission to the secure ward. My tenure at Bentley has included on-call duties during the daytime and after-hours.

Jan 2012 - Jan 2015

Resident Medical Officer

Fremantle Hospital

My tenure with Fremantle Hospital has included 3 x 10-week terms in psychiatry and 2 terms at Broome General Hospital in general medcine and emergency.

Feb 2014 - Apr 2014

GP Registrar

Tweed Heads Superclinic

Full-time position as a GP registrar trainee under North Coast General Practice Training (NCGPT).

Feb 2014 - Apr 2014

Surgical assistant, orthopaedics

John Flynn Private Hospital

Casual position (approximately once fortnightly basis) as a professional surgical assistant in orthopaedic theatre.

Mar 2013 - Jun 2013

PGPPP Resident Medical Officer

Composite GP/ED term with WAGPET, Broome

This term was undertaken during my tenure with Fremantle Hospital. I would spend my mornings as an RMO in the emergency department at Broome General Hospital, followed by afternoons as a GP-RMO at the Broome Medical Clinic.

Feb 2008 - Jan 2011

Rehabilitation Exercise and Pilates Instructor

Bodywise Physiotherapy

Postural assessment and movement therapy, rehabilitation program design, urinary incontinence assessment, ante-natal and post-natal pelvic floor conditioning.

May 2006 - Dec 2007

Pilates and Yoga Instructor, administration and marketing

Revive Physiotherapy and Pilates

Equipment and rehabilitation Pilates, personalised program design, individualised tuition, Yoga and Pilates group classes, administration and marketing.



Visual Art - drawing and painting






I am currently spending my second term as a psychiatric registrar at the Bentley Mental Health Service, where I am involved in the management of acute adult admissions to the open ward. To date, I have been fortunate to gain experience working at the Broome General Hospital, and more recently as a registered GP registrar and surgical assistant on the NSW coast. Whilst I enjoy all fields of medicine, my main interests lie in psychiatry, emergency medicine, paediatrics and indigenous health.

I am also a qualified Yoga and Pilates instructor, and in my previous Bachelor degree I majored in French and Anthropology. I have a passion for travel, the outdoors, languages and music.

Experiences in Psychiatry

  • February 2015 - present: Bentley Mental Health Service (inpatient), registrar.
  • June- August 2014: Mimidi Park Mental Health Service (inpatient), Rockingham General Hospital, RMO for Peel team catchment area.
  • October 2013 - January 2014: Alma Street Triage Department, Fremantle Hospital, RMO.
  • October 2012 - January 2013: Alma Street (inpatient), Fremantle Hospital, intern for Melville team catchment area.

Education and Experiences in Medicine

I was fortunate to enjoy the first 6 months of my PGY2 in 2013 working at Broome Hospital, where I undertook a rotation in general medicine, followed by a PGPPP composite rotation in emergency medicine and general practice. I returned to Fremantle Hospital for the latter half of 2013 to complete 2 further terms in emergency medicine and one term in acute psychiatry.

My intern year at Fremantle and Rockingham Hospitals comprised of five 10-week terms, including emergency medicine, orthopaedic surgery, general medicine, general surgery and inpatient psychiatry.

As a medical student, I had spent several summers (December /January) abroad participating in medical volunteer experiences. These experiences included working in a refugee clinic on the Thai / Burmese border, a public health research project in rural India, and teaching medical English to hospital nursing staff in Laos.

I enjoy the intellectual stimulation and practical challenges that medicine provides me, and I take pleasure in knowing that a career in medicine is a never-ending and ever-challenging journey of learning.

Education and Experiences in Arts and the Humanities

My academic background prior to studying medicine was based in the arts and humanities. I completed a Bachelor of Arts majoring in Anthropology and French, including other subjects such as Spanish, linguistics, archaeology, sociology and art history. My main interests lie within cultural and environmental anthropology, with a specific interest in the displacement and disempowerment of indigenous populations. I believe that my background in the social sciences has enabled me to appreciate the social and cultural considerations inevitably encountered throughout every field of medicine.

Personal Qualities

  • Excellent communication skills
  • Good team player
  • Quick to learn new and varied skills
  • Self-motivated, driven and good at motivating others
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Enthusiastic and hard-working
  • Perceptive and sensitive
  • Good at prioritising and adapting
  • Takes pleasure in trouble-shooting


  • Long-distance ocean swimming
  • Music: playing piano, violin and guitar
  • Learning new languages
  • Surfing
  • Hiking
  • Freediving
  • Visual art: drawing and painting


May 2006 - Present

Instructor of STOTT Pilates Mat and Reformer

The Pilates Principle, Brisbane
Jan 2005 - Present

Instructor of Hatha Yoga

The International Sivananda Institute, India
Mar 2012 - Present

Panorama of Emergency Surgery Workshop

CTEC The University of Western Australia
Feb 2012 - Present

Ultrasound-Guided Cannulation Workshop

Rockingham General Hospital Emergency Department
Mar 2013 - Present

Implanon Insertion and Removal Workshop

Broome Hospital
2009 - Present

Certificate in Disaster Medicine

University of Notre Dame
2010 - Present

Leadership Development Workshop

Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital
2005 - Present

Certificate of English Language Teaching to Adults (CELTA)

The University of Cambridge, hosted by LaTrobe University Melbourne
2014 - Present

Neuropsychiatry Training Weekend

CHEBA, Prince of Wales Hospital
2014 - Present

RANZCP Annual Congress

Certificate of attendance
Mar 2015 - Present

International Women's Mental Health Conference


Certificate of attendance

Aug 2015 - Aug 2015

Aggression Prevention & Intervention 3-day training course

Bentley Hospital