The Royal Melbourne Hospital (RMH) employs Hospital Medical Officers / Medical Officers (HMOs) who rotate through 4 specialty rotations of 13 weeks.

HMOs are employed by the hospital through direct appointment.

HMOs rotate through:

  • Basic physician training year 1
  • Surgical stream (PGY2 only)
  • General stream (PGY2 only)

Applications for these positions are coordinated internally by Medical Workforce.

Applying for an HMO position directly to the RMH

2024 recruitment has now closed.

HMO positions where applicants are appointed directly include:

  • Surgical stream PGY3+
  • General stream PGY3+
  • Critical care PGY3+
  • Pre-SET Orthopaedic Surgery PGY3+
  • Pre-SET General Surgery PGY3+ 
Basic Physician Training Year 1 (BPT1)
Surgical stream
General stream
Critical Care PGY3+
Pre-SET Orthopaedic Surgery PGY3+
Pre-SET General Surgery PGY3+

Frequently asked questions 

Can I update my application after I have submitted it online?
How many positions are available for each stream?
How are interviews arranged?
How are rotations allocated?
How can I guarantee that I can get a certain rotation?
What if I am allocated a rotation I did not preference highly?
Are there any compulsory rotations at the RMH as a HMO?
What is the medical education officer role?
What is the improvement officer role?
Contact us
Medical Workforce
The RMH Elizabeth St
Level 6
635 Elizabeth St, Melbourne, Victoria
Last updated 15 March 2023