All basic physician training in Victoria is provided through a consortia composed of metropolitan and rural hospitals.
The Royal Melbourne Hospital is part of the Greater Western Basic Physician Training Consortium, which includes rotations across the organisation, as well as Western Health, Ballarat Health Services and Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre. Successful applicants who are matched to the Royal Melbourne Hospital will be guaranteed at least two rotations at the RMH.
The Greater Western Basic Physician Training Consortium offers a comprehensive program with all rotations accredited by the RACP and is focussed on candidates preparing for the written and clinical RACP examinations.
Applications for positions in 2023 will open and close in line with the dates published by PMCV.
As a teaching hospital, we have a commitment to education and learning. You will receive formal and informal educational opportunities including a weekly Professorial Report and Grand Round, public long cases (or journal club depending on the time of year), unit specific educational meetings, and audit and morbidity/mortality meetings.
For BPT2s and BPT3s, a structured written exam lecture series is delivered by specialist consultants and a cohesive clinical examination preparation is provided encompassing consultant led long and short case tutorials, bedside teaching, practice examinations and specialty sessions in neuro-ophthalmology, rheumatology, endocrinology and cardiology.
All trainees will receive end of term feedback on their performance.
Support and mentoring
BPTs will have educational supervisors and professional development advisors allocated as part of their enrolment in the RACP’s PREP program and will complete the specific tasks required through this program.
Various career development activities are conducted throughout the year including goals of care seminars, basic and advanced life support training, interview training and advanced training information sessions run by advanced trainees detailing how to maximise your chances of being selected into specialty training.
The following rotations are available at the RMH and affiliated hospitals
- Aged care registrar (the RMH Parkville)
- Emergency medicine (optional)
- General medicine registrar
- Immunology and clinical genetics
- Intensive care medicine registrar (BPT3 only)
- Clinical haematology and bone marrow transplant
- Neurology registrar (BPT3 only)
- Respiratory medicine
- Relieving (includes advanced trainee leave cover)
- Albury Wodonga Health - general medicine and subspecialty medicine, allocated by the health service
- Ballarat Health - rotations allocated by health service
- Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre - medical oncology, general medicine
- Northeast Health Wangaratta - general medicine
- Western / Footscray - cardiology, neurology, general medicine
Application and selection
Application and selection criteria will be available closer to the opening date.
Frequently asked questions
All appointments for Doctors in Training at the RMH are covered by the Victorian Public Health Doctors in Training Enterprise Agreement 2018 – 2021. An enterprise agreement will include salary and leave entitlements.
Yes, as long as the position has not closed.
All you need to do is find the position you applied for on the RMH recruitment website, choose 'Apply' and start entering in your details again (as though you had never applied before), the system will recognise you and automatically bring up all the details you had entered in your initial application.
You can then change any details or attachments. Again, once you complete the application process, you should receive an email acknowledgement.
Should you be shortlisted, you will be sent an email with a link and invited to book an interview via our online booking website.
Allocations are coordinated via a central process using a preference form system. All successful applicants are required to complete a preference form where each rotation is numbered in order of preference. There is also an opportunity to write any details to support your preferences such as college requirements.
There is no way to guarantee that you will be allocated any specific rotation. It simply depends on how many people rank that rotation as their first preference and how many positions we have available each year.
We do our best to allocate rotations fairly across the three years of Basic Physician Training – however, not everyone will get their chosen rotations.
In this situation, you are able to swap your rotation with a colleague and also swap into rotations as and when they become available during the year.
The Medical Workforce Unit do their best to work with you in swapping rotations.
We will be recruiting approximately 56 trainees across BPT 2 and 3. Selection into each year of basic physician training is conducted in a standardised manner whereby trainees are assessed on their merits utilising interview, CV, reference and work-based assessments.