We recognise the difficult transition from medical student to intern and provide dedicated support to help you through your first postgraduate year.

About internship

At the RMH, we understand and recognise the importance of dedicated support and supervision to enable the transition from medical student to intern and beyond.

Internships can be a challenging transition for many new doctors. We make every effort to ensure you feel supported and prepared in our hospital. We are excited to welcome applicants who have a genuine desire to begin a medical career with us.

First Nations internships


The following rotations are available at the RMH and affiliated hospitals (subject to change):

The Royal Melbourne Hospital

Core rotations include:

  • General medicine
  • General surgery
  • Emergency medicine

Specialty rotations include:

  • Breast & endocrine
  • Colorectal surgery
  • Endocrinology
  • Gastroenterology
  • Hepatobiliary
  • Infectious diseases (Victorian Infectious Diseases Service)
  • Nephrology surgery (transplant)
  • Orthopaedic surgery
  • Palliative care
  • Psychiatry
  • Respiratory medicine
  • Rheumatology
  • Stroke
  • Urology

Affiliated hospitals

Application and selection process

Applications for the 2024 internship program are closed.

  1. Refer to PMCV website for Allocation and Placement Service (APS) guidelines and dates, and register with PMCV APS
  2. Apply to the RMH through our online recruitment website. Applicants will be required to complete our online application form and upload a cover letter and resume

Frequently asked questions 

Will the Royal Melbourne Hospital ask for academic transcripts or take them into account on the CV if added as part of the application process?
Is there a word limit to the cover letter or is it just one page?
Must the specific RMH resume be in PMCV format?
I was wondering if clinical references from a registrar or fellow are acceptable or is it preferable to have only consultants complete references?
How do I select which rotations I want?
How much leave are interns given and how is it allocated?
Do all interns get the opportunity to work in regional hospitals like Ballarat and Wangaratta as part of the Royal Melbourne Hospital intern program?
I was wondering if you have any support for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander applicants applying for a PGY2 position at the Royal Melbourne Hospital?
Do interns come from other clinical schools outside of RMH?
Contact us
Medical Workforce
The RMH Elizabeth St
Level 6
635 Elizabeth St, Melbourne, Victoria
Last updated 14 September 2023