Surgical HMO 2

Important Contacts

Dr Michael Hii - Pre SET Surgical Training Supervisor

Dr Neil Cunningham - Clinical Director of Medical Workforce

Sarah Ritoli – Recruitment Advisor, Junior Medical Staff

Junior Medical Recruitment –

Medical Workforce Unit -

Catherine Carbery, Operations Director/General Manager Medical Workforce - 


Important Information 

  • The Hospital Medical Officer 2 (HMO2) General and Surgical stream applications for the 2024 clinical year have now closed.
  • Hospital Medical Officer 2 (HMO2) 2024 mid-year intake applications will commence in April/May 2024. further information will be posted on this page
  • all our HMO2 positions are subject to the state-wide computer matching process, conducted by the post graduate medical council of Victoria (PMCV) -


Working at St Vincent's Hospital Melbourne

St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne (SVHM) is part of St Vincent’s Health Australia and a leading teaching, research and tertiary health service which employs more than 6,500 staff across 18 sites throughout Melbourne. SVHM provides a diverse range of adult clinical services including acute medical and surgical services, sub-acute care, medical diagnostics, rehabilitation, allied health, mental health, palliative care, correctional health and community residential care. SVHM is one of Australia's leading Catholic not-for-profit healthcare providers.

St Vincent’s has a strong reputation and is committed to supporting and fostering postgraduate training.

Surgical Stream at SVHM

The early postgraduate years are designed to provide exposure to your selected discipline and allow you to decide on a career pathway. We aim to tailor your terms for your further surgical career and allow you to fulfil all pre-requisites for SET training. We have a surgical mentor and a SET surgical supervisor who is available to discuss that.

We offer rotational terms at our Secondment Hospitals in Greater Melbourne and Regional Victoria.

SVHM’s Pre-set Surgical Society aims to ensure St Vincent’s Hospital continues to nurture the careers of young surgeons. The committee aims to provide a tailored education program, mentorship, research and volunteer opportunities to the Pre -SET Surgical Residents.

Medical Education

St. Vincent's has a strong commitment to supporting our doctors in postgraduate training. Training programs are coordinated by the Prevocational Supervisor, Supervisors of Physician and Surgical Training and the Medical Education Officer. Education programs include a comprehensive medical orientation program on commencement, weekly lunchtime education sessions on a range of topics specific to junior medical staff and weekly grand rounds. Medical Education is located in the St Vincent’s Hospital Clinical Education and Simulation Centre, providing opportunities to utilise the laboratory, simulation and other facilities for clinical skills education.

Rotations and Roster Allocation

Each candidate who has accepted an offer of employment for the upcoming clinical year has the opportunity to list any rotation preferences, leave requests and any other requirements prior to the upcoming allocation being finalised.

We Will aim to accommodate special requests within the rosters i.e. annual leave for major personal events, rotation allocation based on training and conference leave etc., however please understand that not all requests may be possible.

The rotations available in this steam and year level are:

  • Cardiothoracics
  • ENT
  • Upper GI and Hepatobiliary
  • Neurosurgery
  • Orthopaedics (SVHM, Warrnambool)
  • Colorectal
  • Surgical Rotations (Peter MacCallum)
  • Surgical Oncology (Peter MacCallum)
  • General Surgery (Swan Hill, Werribee Mercy)
  • Urology
  • After Hours Cover

Application Process


All our HMO positions are subject to the state-wide computer matching process, conducted by the Post Graduate Medical Council of Victoria (PMCV), as such, applications must be made both to SVHM and PMCV.

All HMO2 candidates must meet the eligibility criteria for the HMO Match and register with the PMCV. For information on the Computer Match process and to register, refer to the PMCV website at


As part of your application, please ensure you include the following:

  • A cover letter outlining your reasons for application to St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne and any particular speciality interest you may have.
  • Your CV (the PMCV template is recommended and includes a photograph).
  • Any other documentation requested as part of the application (in many cases, we may ask you to fill in a preference form, listing your stream/specialty preferences)
  • References: For PMCV positions, applicants must nominate reference via the PMCV website, in non-match positions, we may ask for referee reports to be included as part of the application.


  • Applicants who have been shortlisted will be invited to attend an interview via either email or a Trybooking link.
  • You will be interviewed by a panel of doctors selected based on your preferred stream/s and specialisation/s.
  • Interviews will be approx. 15 minutes long and will consist of both clinical and behavioural based questions.


If you are new to SVHM or have not worked at SVHM in the previous 12 months, you will be required to attend an Orientation prior to your commencement. Orientation is held on the first Monday of the new term. You will be contacted by SVHM Education & Learning inviting you to Orientation and providing you with further details about your commencement. If you are not commencing around a new clinical term date, you will be contacted by either the Medical Workforce Unit, or Medical Education Officer to arrange an alternative.

Expression of Interest

If there are no current positions listed that match your area of interest or you are looking to apply outside the regular clinical year cycle, we encourage you to register an expression of interest and join our Talent Community. 

Please click here to register your Expression of Interest for any future roles at SVHM.