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

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Applications for internship are now closed

Applications for 2023 internship at the RMH are now closed.

Applications for 2024 internship will open in May 2023. We will have 80 intern positions available, including two Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples internship positions.

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.

Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples internships

The RMH is committed to promoting, developing and fostering improvements and opportunities in Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander health for patients, the community and our Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander health workforce.

In addition to these intern positions, other recent initiatives include the annual Indigenous Health Oration (Professor Ian Anderson Oration), the Cultural Competency and Safety Education Package and the Aboriginal Employment Plan.

All final year medical students who identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples and are eligible and registered for the PMCV computer match are eligible to apply for this position. You can be from any priority group. General aptitude will be taken into consideration in the final selection process.

It is a condition of application that you discuss internship at the RMH with one of our Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander doctors who are a part of the RMH Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Working Group and also mentors for junior staff. 

A confirmation of Indigenous Australian background will be required at time of application. If you are unable to provide this, you are welcome to apply, however please discuss this with our Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander mentors.


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

The Royal Melbourne Hospital    

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

Specialty rotations include:

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

Affiliated hospitals

Application and selection

Refer to PMCV website for Allocation and Placement Service (APS) guidelines and dates, and register with PMCV APS.

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 1 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?
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