We recognise the difficult transition from medical student to intern and provide dedicated support to help you through your first postgraduate year.
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.
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)
- Cultural Competency and Safety Education Package
- Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander 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
Core rotations include:
- General medicine
- General surgery
- Emergency medicine
Specialty rotations include:
- Breast & endocrine
- Colorectal surgery
- Infectious diseases (Victorian Infectious Diseases Service)
- Nephrology surgery (transplant)
- Orthopaedic surgery
- Palliative care
- Respiratory medicine
- Ballarat Base Hospital - urology
- The Royal Women's Hospital - emergency, gynaecology oncology
- Wangaratta Hospital - emergency, general medicine, general surgery
- Horsham Base Hospital - general medicine, general surgery, emergency, including anaesthetics, obstetrics and gynaecology
Application and selection process
Applications for the 2024 internship program are closed.
- 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
This year Victorian universities are not providing/releasing z-scores or any ranking and for this reason, we are not using academic results. If you do have a transcript you would like to include in your application though, you are very welcome to add it in.
We ready many cover letters, so while there is no word limit to the cover letter, we ask that you try to keep it within one page.
No, the resume you upload for your RMH application does not need to be in the PMCV format. You can use a PDF of the PMCV resume format if you prefer.
Our recommendation is to choose a supervisor who has spent a reasonable amount of time with you, whether that be a registrar, fellow or consultant.
Soon after contracts are issued to successful applicants, a roster preference form is emailed.
The roster preference form will contain many different options that are pre-set roster allocations for the entire year, all of which need to be numbered from most desirable to least desirable.
The forms are then used by the Medical Workforce Unit to find a fair balance that generates the highest number of desirable outcomes for the largest number of interns.
Interns accrue 5 weeks of annual leave. Two weeks is pre-allocated during the year and the remaining three at the end of your internship. Annual leave is incorporated within the pre-set roster allocations.
Almost all interns do a rural regional rotation - for interns, this is at Wangaratta, Ballarat and Horsham.
Almost every intern who wants to return as a PGY2 is able to, and this of course includes Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander interns. We have more PGY2 positions than intern positions. Support is available from Dr Glenn Harrison.
We had more than 50% of the 2023 interns come from clinical schools outside of the RMH.