The RMH will have 80 intern positions in 2017, including one indigenous internship position and one position job shared by two people.

Interns will complete all mandatory requirements over the course of the year.  Most interns will be required to a complete one rural rotation and will also complete some supervised night duty.

Applications for positions in 2017 have now closed.

Indigenous internship

In 2015, we introduced our indigenous internships we are proud to continue this into 2017.

Melbourne Health is committed to promoting, developing and fostering improvements and opportunities in indigenous health for patients, the community and its indigenous health workforce. In addition to this intern position, other recent initiatives include annual Indigenous Health Oration (Prof Ian Anderson oration), the Cultural Competency and Safety Education Package and the Aboriginal Employment Plan.

All final year students who are of an indigenous or Torres Strait Islander descent are eligible to apply. There is no minimum University Z score and candidates from priority groups 1, 2 or 3 are encouraged to apply.  

For further information, please contact our proudly indigenous emergency physician, Dr Glenn Harrison who would be more than happy to answer any queries regarding our Indigenous Programs at RMH.

Applications for positions in 2017 have now closed.

Job share internship

In 2015, we introduced a job share internship which is a structured arrangement over two years. It is ideal for those who are unable to commit to a full time internship for various reasons. Applications for this position will be separate to the normal recruitment process and successful applicants will be advised before the PMCV match takes place, so they can remove themselves from the match. You may apply with someone else however applications will be considered separately, not jointly, and the most suitable candidates will be selected.

Structure of job share internship is as follows:

  • two year program
  • minimum roster blocks of two week for RMH rotations
  • minimum roster blocks of five weeks for rural rotations

To apply for the job share internship you must be a Priority group 1 candidate and submit an application as per the instructions for the Priority Group 1 candidates, after submission of your application you must email rmh-mwu@mh.org.au and advise you wish to apply for the job share internship.

You will be advised the outcome of your application for the job share internship position prior to the PMCV match close date and if successful you will need to withdraw from the PMCV match prior to the closing date.

Priority group 2 and 3 candidates are not eligible to apply.

Applications for positions in 2017 have now closed.

Rotations

The following rotations are available at RMH and Affiliated hospitals:

Royal Melbourne HospitalAffiliated hospitals

General medicine - core
General surgery - core
Emergency medicine - core

Specialty rotations include:

  • breast & endocrine
  • colorectal surgery
  • endocrinology
  • gastroenterology
  • hepatobiliary
  • infectious diseases (VIDS)
  • orthopaedic surgery
  • palliative care
  • psychiatry
  • rehabilitation
  • renal
  • respiratory medicine
  • rheumatology
  • stroke
  • urology

Ballarat - Urology

Royal Women's Hospital - emergency,  gynaecology oncology

Wangaratta - emergency, general medicine, general surgery

Wimmera (Horsham) - general medicine, general surgery, emergency,  including anaesthetics, obstetrics and gynaecology

Application and selection

To apply for Internship at RMH, you must ensure you meet the criteria below and the eligibility criteria for the PMCV computer match prior to proceeding with your application.

Calendar for 2016

DateEvent
2 May Applications open
20 MayApplications close at 5pm
24 MayInvitations to compete Situational Judgement Test
25 MayCandidates notified who are unsuccessful in progressing to SJT
27 MaySJT closes at 5pm
1 JuneInvitations for interview sent
3 JuneCandidates notified who are unsuccessful in progressing to interview
7 - 24 JuneInterview period
11 JulyPMCV Match Results

Academic results - no minimum university Z score for all applicants

There will not be a minimum university Z score needed for all 2017 applications, all PMCV Match eligible applicants will be able to apply for Internship at RMH.

Curriculum vitae (CV)

The PMCV Standardised CV template will be required to be submitted with your application. 

Cover letter (not required)

The eMercury system may request that you upload a cover letter and / or references. The RMH does not require a cover letter included as part of your application however unfortunately this cannot be disabled within the system. As such, please upload a blank document as these documents will not be viewed by Medical Workforce.

References (not required)

References do not form a part of our selection criteria.

Online Situational Judgement Test (SJT)

All candidates who satisfy the eligibility criteria will be invited to completed an online Situational Judgement Test. SJT are a new component to this year’s recruitment process and assesses how you approach situations encountered in the workplace. More information is in the frequently asked questions section below.

Group interview

Shortlisted applicants will be invited to book an interview via our online booking system. For more information on interviews is in the frequently asked questions section below.

Applications for positions in 2017 have now closed.

Priority group 2 and 3 candidates

The number of positions available is governed by the PMCV and varies each year. For historical data on the distribution of positions for priority groups, please see the PMCV Intern Match Report.

Priority group 2 and 3 eligible candidates are asked to apply via eMercury to a separate advertisement titled Intern PGY1 (PMCV Computer Match) 2016 The Royal Melbourne Hospital - Priority Group 2 & 3 Candidates.

Applications for positions in 2017 have now closed.

Frequently asked questions

Situational Judgement Test (SJT)

What is a Situational Judgement Test (SJT)?

SJTs are a new component to this year’s recruitment process. SJTs assess how you approach situations encountered in the workplace, and are increasingly used by medical colleges and intern recruitment programs globally.

The aim of SJTs is to evaluate attitudes and ethical values rather than knowledge or clinical skills.  

Research literature indicates that SJTs have significant validity in predicting job performance and can offer improved applicant selection over other methods such as ability tests and personality questionnaires.

You will be presented with a set of hypothetical work-based scenarios and asked to make judgements about possible responses. SJT scenarios are based on extensive analysis of the job role, to ensure that test content reflects the most important situations in which to test candidates’ judgement.

The SJT results will contribute towards your recruitment application and is compulsory for application progression.

How do I complete the SJT?

The SJT assessment is designed to take 30 minutes and consist of 15 questions. Please ensure you set aside time to complete the assessment that will enable you to be free from distractions or interruptions and that you have a reliable internet connection. Once the applicant information has been completed, the test will begin. You will be given 30 minutes for all SJTs (noted by a countdown timer) where you rank in order the five responses given for that particular situation. You will have the ability to go back-and-forth through the questions during the time period.

You will only have one opportunity to complete the test and once the test has commenced you will be unable to save and return to it at a later time. There is no negative marking, so any answers given will contribute to the scoring of that question. As you have 30 minutes, you will be able to go back to any incomplete questions. You should rank answers as what you feel you should do as an intern.

When will I receive the link to complete the SJT?

If your application has satisfied the eligibility criteria to progress to the next stage (SJT) your individual web link will be emailed to you no later than 5pm on Tuesday 24 May. If you do not receive an email with your individual link by 5pm Tuesday 24 May please send an email to rmh-mwu@mh.org.au.

If your application has not satisfied the eligibility criteria to progress to the next stage (SJT) you will be notified that your application has been unsuccessful by 5pm Monday 23 May. 

What if I am unable to complete the SJT?

If extraordinary circumstances prevent you from completing the test within the allocated time you will need to contact MWU to request special consideration.

Do I have to complete the SJT?

The SJT is a compulsory component of our shortlisting process.

Group Interview

How do I book an interview?

Should you be shortlisted, you will be sent an email with a link and invited to book an interview via our online booking website. We will ensure there is an interview space for each shortlisted candidate. Should you have limited availability, it is advised you book a place as soon as you receive the email as no additional sessions will be offered. 

What can I expect in the interview?

The interview panel will consist of one Medical Specialist/Consultant and one member of the Medical Workforce Unit. Up to 6 candidates are interviewed at one time. The focus of the interview is to share information, find out a bit more about you and why you want to complete your Internship at RMH.

Why do RMH conduct group interviews when you get to know me better one-on-one?

The Royal Melbourne Hospital focuses on collaboration, unity and teamwork and we feel a group interview provides us with a platform to assess these attributes.  

Will there be an opportunity for questions during the group interview?

Yes, there will be opportunity for questions and general discussion however as there is only 60 minutes allocated per interview session there may not be enough time for us to answer all of your questions. If you intend on asking a question we ask you to please be mindful of your colleagues and the time constraints. If you ask a question, we assume it is because you have already done your research and are not able to find the answer.

What should I do to prepare for the interview?

Research RMH, use the internet, talk to friends, alumni, colleagues or other people already working at RMH. Use your initiative; ask yourself, what do you think we want to hear from you? Do we want to hear you recite our web page?  Are you telling us something we have already heard before?

Rotation and leave allocations

How do I select which rotations I want?

Soon after contracts are issued to successful applicants, a roster preference form is emailed. The roster preference form will contain many different options pre-set roster allocations for the entire year, all of which need to be numbered from most desirable to least desirable. The forms are then used by MWU to find a fair balance that generates the highest number of desirable outcomes for the largest number of interns.

How much leave are interns given and how is it allocated?

Interns accrue 5 weeks of annual leave. Two weeks is to be taken during the year and the remaining three at the end of your internship. Annual leave is incorporated within the pre-set roster allocations.