Internship at Austin Health

In 2021, Austin Health will have 62 internship positions available.

At Austin Health, our internship program is developed to provide you with well-structured and highly supportive teaching, training and clinical experiences that will enable you to consolidate and develop both your clinical knowledge and technical skills.  

Key to the continued success of our program is the support and care we provide to our interns thoughout the year and in the early but vital introduction period to working in the public health and hospital system.

Austin Health provides a comprehensive 5-day orientation and ongoing education program for all our interns, and have well supported peer and mentor programs in place to support the transition from medical student to intern.

We also have in place a unique role for our interns; the intern support officer. This innovative position provides "real-time" support to our interns in their first week of after hours and weekend work from a colleague who has just completed their internship, and so understands all the jobs that an intern needs to do as well as the likely questions and anxieties a new intern may have.

Prospective Intern Information Session

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we were not able conduct in-person information sessions for 2021 Medical Internships.

However, we have prepared a number of slides which we hope will provide you with more information about Austin Health, our Internship program and the 2021 recruitment process.  For a copy of the presentations, please click here.

Intern Application Process

Intern positions are appointed through the Intern Match process conducted through the Postgraduate Medical Council of Victoria (PMCV).  Therefore, applications must be made to both Austin Health and the PMCV.

Application Process and Requirements:

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

2. Apply to Austin Health via our Careers website.  Applicants will be required to complete our online application form and upload a cover letter, Curriculum Vitae (CV) and a non-clinical/professional reference.  Please note: Academic transcripts will be required for Interstate applicants.  After completing and submitting your application, you will receive an email confirming receipt of your application.

3. Applicants will also be required to provide an online video, via SONRU through the Allocation and Placement Service (APS). Practice sessions are available for candidates from 28 May until June, when the real interview must be uploaded.  Please ensure you leave plenty of time for the upload to reduce the risk of problems with last minute uploads.

4. Applicants will be advised via email of the outcome of their application following our shortlisting process.

Please click here for a copy of our Application Guide and FAQs for further information.

Important Dates

Applications Open: 4 May 2020
Applications Close: 4 June 2020
Interview Review Notifications:     15 June 2020
Interview Reviews: 15-28 June 2020
Priority Group 1 Offers: 13 July 2020
Priority Group 2 Offers: TBA
Priority Group 3 Offers: TBA 
Intern Orientation (5 days):  4 January 2021
Internship Commences: 11 January 2021

Please note: 2021 is a 53 week clinical year.

Intern Rotations

Intern Rotation Type Hospital
Breast Surgery Non-core Austin
Cardiac Surgery Non-core Austin
Emergency Medicine Core Emergency    Austin
EndocrinologyRheumatology  Core Medicine Austin
ENT Surgery Core Surgery Austin
Gastroenterology Core Medicine Austin
General Surgery (Colorectal) Core Surgery Austin
General Surgery (Hepatobiliary)  Core Surgery Austin
General Surgery (Upper GI/Endocrine)   Core Surgery Austin
Liver Transplant Unit Core Medicine Austin
Orthopaedic Surgery Non-core Austin
Psychiatry Non-core Austin
Radiology / Liver Transplant Unit Non-core Austin
Spinal Medicine Non-core Austin
Stroke Medicine Core Medicine Austin
Urology Core Surgery Austin
Vascular Surgery Non-core Austin
Acute Aged Care Core Medicine Heidelberg Repatriation
General Surgery Core Surgery Heidelberg Repatriation
Rehabilitation Medicine Non-core Heidelberg Repatriation 
Emergency Medicine Core Emergency Echuca
General Medicine Non-core Echuca
Emergency Medicine Core Emergency Mildura
General Medicine Core Medicine Mildura

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