Click here to apply for Medical Internship in 2020

Click here to view a video recording of the SVHM Medical Careers Open Night, held Thursday the 16th of May

St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne (SVHM) are recruiting 66 interns to commence their internship with us in 2020.

Interns at SVHM will learn from the best clinical specialists in Victoria. Our program is designed to provide you with the teaching, training, and clinical experience that you need to develop your knowledge and technical skills within a large public hospital environment.

Interns will rotate through terms in both the Fitzroy campus of St Vincent’s Hospital, and a variety of external rotations including The Royal Children’s Hospital, Werribee Mercy, Hamilton, Warrnambool, and Swan Hill. All terms will be directly supervised by a consultant acting as the term supervisor in that rotation.

Applicants are also supported by a Learning and Education team, and a Junior Medical Workforce team, who are invested in their development, learning and success at SVHM. 

The application process will allow potential candidates to learn more about our intern program and our Hospital, while also enabling us to select those who are best suited to working at SVHM.

In particular we are looking for prospective interns who:

  • Embody the values and culture of SVHM.
  • Are committed to providing high quality and safe patient-centered care
  • Work well in inter-professional teams.
  • Value the well-being of their colleagues, team and themselves, and understand how attending to these needs can improve patient care.
  • Are motivated to learn, and develop their skills in knowledge in clinical medicine, research and teaching.
  • Are interested in further career development at SVHM.

Applications for 2020 internship at SVHM will OPEN online on Wednesday the 8th of May, 2019 via Workday. They will CLOSE on Friday 7th of June, 2019. Late applications will not be considered.

Applicants will then be short listed and notified by email for a short face-to-face interview. Interviews will be conducted from Monday 17th June until Thursday 20th June, 2019.


Other opportunities to meet us and discuss an internship at SVHM in 2020 include:

SVHM Medical Careers Open Night

This information evening will showcase medical career opportunities and training pathways for Junior Medical Staff. This event will focus on Medical Students wishing to complete their Internship here at St. Vincent's Hospital in 2020. The open night will be on Thursday 16th of May, 2019, from 4:15pm - 7:00pm. Please note that bookings are essential and this event is currently sold out. 

The open night agenda is as follows:

- 4:15pm Registration opens for Hospital Tours
- 4:30pm Hospital Tours Commence
- 5:15pm Registration opens for Main Presentation
- 5:30pm Main Presentation commences

Michael Chamberlain Theatre, Building E (Aikenhead Wing)
Corner Victoria Parade & Nicholson Street
St Vincent's Hospital Melbourne
Fitzroy, VIC 3065

Link to location map

The information session will provide prospective interns with more information about working at SVHM. We will cover the intern application process, our selection criteria, and the intern experience at SVHM. We will also showcase our medical pathways and the training opportunities that are available to our interns. 

It is important to note that attendance at the information session is not compulsory for prospective interns, and it is not a criteria for shortlisting.

Medical Education

St. Vincent's has a strong commitment to supporting our junior medical staff navigate their training, and particularly this important transition from medical school to internship and beyond.


  • Each unit has a designated Supervisor who will meet with you regularly during your intern year to provide feedback and support.
  • Each of the Training Programs has a designated Supervisor.
  • For Interns and prevocational trainees there are tow Supervisors of Prevocational Training: Dr Genni Newnham and Dr Brendan Morrissey.

The Medical Education Team

  • The medical Education Team includes: Dr Genni Newnham, Dr Brendan Morrissey (Supervisors of Prevocational Training) our Medical Education Officer, Rachel Green and Manager of Early Careers Programs Jade Murphy.
  • Their role is to support you as you transition from medical student to Intern, provide a comprehensive weekly education program, including training in clinical and procedural skills, regular support and response to welfare concerns, feedback sessions at the end of each term and advocacy when needed.
  • The Medical Education Team are located at St Vincent's Hospital's Education and Learning Centre, on the 3rd Floor of the Healy Building (Building C).


  • Interns are provided with a three day compulsory, comprehensive orientation to St Vincent's Hospital, Melbourne.
  • The orientation program includes:
    • Meeting our CEO and understanding the culture and values of our Hospital
    • Combines information sessions with a focus on interactive skill-based sessions including: Basic Life Support, Airway Management, IV Insertion and Urinary Catheter Insertion to ensure you are confident and ready to start
    • Orientation finishes with a shadow shift day that allows new Interns to spend a shift in their new role, learning on the job with the outgoing Intern

Junior Medical Workforce

The Junior Medical Workforce Unit (JMWFU) is available to provide support and advice to Interns, HMOs, Registrars, Fellows, as well as specific medical/surgical departments where the Junior Medical Staff (JMS) work. We work closely with other business departments under People & Corporate Support including medical education, human resources, payroll, clinical units; and also external agencies such as Postgraduate Medical Council of Victoria (PMCV), Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA), Department of Immigration and Tertiary Universities.

The team consists of Clinical Director - Neil Cunningham, Senior HR Consultant - Karen Samuel, and other dedicated resources who are dedicated to the career management and development of our Junior Medical Workforce. 

The Unit primarily addresses and facilitates the following functions:

  • Manage all Human Resource (HR) and Employment Relation (ER) aspects for St. Vincent’s Hospital Junior Medical Staff.
  • Recruitment and Selection
  • Appointments, Contracts and Payroll processes
  • Credentialing and Onboarding
  • Rotation and Roster allocation
  • Feedback meetings and sessions with JMS

Application Process

Applications for 2020 medical internship at SVHM open on Wednesday the 8th May, 2019 and close Friday 7th June, 2019.  Click here to apply.

  • Please select “apply now” and provide the information requested. Please note that our recruiting software is called Workday, and you will be redirected to Workday when applying.
  • Attach your CV and cover letter to your application. These will need to be combined to create one document. (If you are an interstate application, please also attach your Academic Transcript to this document.)
  • Your CV should ideally be in the standardised format provided by PMCV (please download the “standardised CV template” on the PMCV website)
  • Your cover letter should be less than one page and should cover how you will add value to the team at SVHM, and why you are passionate about working for us.
  • Please address your cover letter to Doctor Neil Cunningham, Clinical Director
  • Interstate applicants must attach their academic transcript to their application. As mentioned above, this must be added to the document that contains your CV and cover letter. The academic transcript for Victorian candidates only will be provided by PMCV, therefore Victorian candidates do not need to provide their transcript to us directly.
  • Please note that once you click “submit” on your SVHM online application, you cannot revisit or make further changes to your application.If you withdraw your application, you will not be able to submit a 2nd intern application from the same email account. Please create a new email account and resubmit application.

You will also need to register and complete the Computer Match Process with the Post Graduate Medical Council of Victoria (“PMCV”). Click here for Computer Match:
Note that the computer match process is open from Wednesday 8 May 2019 to Friday 7 June 2019, aligning with the job advertisement and application dates. Please ensure you submit your match to PMCV before the closing date, stating your interest in SVHM.

The PMCV process also requires you to submit 2 Clinical Referees through their centralised referee collection and distribution process.


Important Application information

SVHM will be conducting candidate interviews for our 2020 internships in the week commencing Monday 17 June 2019.

Please monitor your email prior to 17 June 2019 for information regarding an interview with SVHM. Interview requests will be sent to shortlisted candidates by email and candidates will be asked to book an interview using TryBooking. Shortlisted candidates will be able to select their preferred interview time online on a first in first served basis.

Interviews are scheduled to run from Monday 17 June – Thursday 20 June 2019 inclusive. They will be conducted at our Fitzroy campus located at 41 Victoria Parade, Fitzroy Vic, 3065.

Successful interns who receive an offer of employment can expect to commence their internship on Monday 13 January 2020. An orientation and official welcome will be organised prior to the official start date.


Application Technical Difficulties

Workday / St Vincent’s website – please contact HR Helpdesk on (03) 9231 1500

PMCV website – please contact PMCV (03) 9670 1066


Short-listing Process for SVHM 2020 Internship
All SVHM clinical school applicants will be offered an interview.External applicants receive an offer of interview on the basis of their CV, cover letter, clinical referee reports, personal interview and academic history. The Computer Matching process matches the hospital’s ranking of candidates with the candidate’s preference of hospital. Interviews consist of a 10 minute face-to-face interview with two members of SVHM senior medical staff. You will be advised about interviews via email invitation.
External applicants receive an offer of interview based on their Academic Transcript and CV and cover letter.
Interviews consist of a 10 minute face-to-face interview with two members of SVHM senior medical staff. You will be advised about interviews via email invitation.


PMCV Computer Matching for 2020 Internship Positions
  • Like all Victorian intern positions, all our intern posts are allocated through the PMCV Intern Matching Service.
  • Internship eligibility and matching to all the hospitals in Victoria is governed by PMCV in conjunction with the Victorian Government funding body, Department of Health and Human Services.
  • To be eligible for Internship in Victoria you must be a graduate of a Victorian University or a Victorian permanent resident. Graduates of interstate Universities or full-fee paying Victorian graduates can still apply for a limited number of places. Refer to PMCV guidelines and website for full details.

If you have any queries about the application process that have not been answered here, please contact the Junior Medical Workforce Unit on (03) 9231 1876.

Frequently Asked Questions: (FAQs)

What if I’m offered an interview, but can’t attend in person? We are only able to interview within the timeframe provided because of the PMCV and Computer Match requirements. You will be able to select the date and time of your preference. Telephone interviews can be offered if required and will not place you at any disadvantage 
What type of questions will be asked at interview?  A selection of general and clinical questions, with an opportunity for you to ask questions if desired.
What are the potential intern rotations in 2020? Refer to the list below 
If I am successful, how will my rotation preference allocation be processed?

Once you are confirmed as a 2020 intern, you will be provided with the Master Intern Roster. You will also be provided with a preference form to complete and return to Junior Medical Workforce Unit.

We do our best to accommodate requests and preferences, within the frame of ensuring you complete the core elements of training required to achieve General Registration and ensure staffing to support optimal patient care. 

I completed training at another Hospital – would this affect my ability for selection? No – many of our SVHM doctors undertook their training at other clinical schools. 
I am an Interstate applicant – what are the chances of securing a position at SVHM? The PMCV dictates that there are 3 priority Groups – with Interstate being Priority Group 3.
SVHM will consider all applications with the match determining the final outcome.
What if I am not successful in obtaining an interview / or 2020 internship at SVHM?

Please consider re-applying for HMO positions in subsequent years. 

I am a Defence Employee – how should I identify this in my application? At your interview please indicate to the panel that you are a Defence employee.

Intern Rotations

Intern Rotations for 2020

Anaesthetics Non-Core
Cardiology Core Medicine
Cardiothoracics (Cardiac and Thoracic) Core Surgery
Colorectal Core Surgery
DOS - Department of Surgery Core Surgery
Emergency Core Emergency
Geriatrics Non-Core
General Medicine Core medicine
Nights (Medical and Surgical) Non-Core
Oncology Non-Core
Palliative Care Non-Core
Plastics Non-Core
Rehabilitation Non-Core
Renal Non-Core
Respiratory Core Medicine
Stroke Non-Core
Upper Gastrointestinal/Hepatobiliary Core Surgery
 Urology Core Surgery
External Rotations  
Hamilton General Medicine Core Medicine
Hamilton General Surgery Core Surgery
Warrnambool General Medicine Core Medicine
Warrnambool Plastic Surgery/Ophthamology Non-Core
Werribee Mercy Hospital: Psychiatry Non-Core
Werribee Mercy Hospital: ACAS/Gen Med Non-Core
Werribee Mercy Hospital: Palliative Care Non-Core
Werribee Mercy Hospital: Emergency/SSU Core Emergency
Werribee Mercy Hospital: General Surgery Core Surgery
Swan Hill District Health: General Surgery Core Surgery
Swan Hill District Health: Emergency Core Emergency
Royal Children’s Hospital - Medical/SSU Non-Core

Please note: Accommodation will be provided for the rural rotations (Warrnambool, Hamilton & Swan Hill) but Werribee Mercy and Royal Children's Hospital are not deemed a rural rotation, hence no accommodation is available.

St Vincent's Intern Program