Internship

Junior doctor together with senior doctors.

Centralised Intern Application Process

Internships in Western Australia (WA) are managed annually through a centralised; recruitment process coordinated by PMCWA. Final year medical students apply mid-year for positions starting in January of the next calendar year.

2017 centralised Intern and RMO recruitment update

Intern and RMO applications for 2017 are now closed. Applications have been assessed for suitability. The offer process has commenced for interns. RMO offers will commence in late July for specialist hospitals. General hospital RMO offers will commence in August. 

Application dates

Intern applications for the 2017 clinical year:

Applications open: Monday 9 May 2016 12:00 noon (WST)
Applications close: Friday 3 June 2016 12:00 noon (WST)

All dates after and including the application close dates are set nationally. Term dates for the next WA intern year are updated each April.

How to apply

Applications must be submitted through the MedJobsWA (external link) system. 

Please Note: The recruitment process, upon which decisions are made to make an employment offer, is solely the responsibility of the assessing health service or hospital. PMCWA only facilitates the central allocation of applications to the health services or hospitals.

The Intern Application Guide (PDF 656KB) provides essential information on WA Internships, eligibility and how to apply, participating hospitals and rotation opportunities. 

The Intern Application Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) (PDF 305KB) contains the answers to common applicant queries and who to contact for further assistance.

Further Information

In WA all interns are employed by a Primary Employing Health Service (PEHS) accredited by PMCWA. Each PEHS is a major tertiary hospital in WA which has been accredited to directly employ interns and provide a high quality intern training program. All four WA Health PEHS recruit through the Centralised Intern Application Process. Each PEHS holds an information session during the application period, with presentations from the Medical Education teams, current interns and more.

Following the close of applications in the centralised application process, all applications are reviewed by PMCWA and a pool created for all suitable applications. Applications appointed to the pool are grouped and managed according to the applicable priority category. Applications appointed to the pool will be offered positions according to category as positions are available and selection processes completed.

Western Australia also participates in a National Audit, coordinated by the National Audit Data Manager, to identify applicants who have applied for and/or accepted intern positions in more than one state/territory. For further information, a flyer (PDF 78KB) about the audit is released annually.