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.

Educational opportunities

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)
  • Cardiology
  • Emergency medicine (optional)
  • Gastroenterology
  • General medicine registrar
  • Immunology and clinical genetics
  • Intensive care medicine registrar (BPT3 only)
  • Clinical haematology and bone marrow transplant
  • Nephrology
  • Neurology registrar (BPT3 only)
  • Respiratory medicine
  • Psychiatry
  • Relieving (includes advanced trainee leave cover)

Affiliated hospitals

Application and selection

Application and selection criteria will begin May/June 2024.

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Last updated 24 May 2024