Internship at St Vincent’s Hospital, Melbourne


In 2021, St Vincent’s Hospital, Melbourne (SVHM) will be recruiting 65 new Interns to join our Junior Medical Workforce. This process is completed through the Post Graduate Medical Council of Victoria (PMCV) Allocation and Placement Service -

SVHM is proud to support the facilitation of both the part-time Internship program and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants.

The Intern Program at St Vincent's Hospital Melbourne is designed to train and support you as a new doctor transitioning into clinical practice. As well as ensuring you successfully complete all requirements to obtain General Registration, we will provide you with varied clinical experience to assist in your future career progression. Some of the unique and highly sought-after intern rotations we provide include paediatrics, anaesthetics, cardiothoracic surgery, nephrology and psychiatry. 


 St Vincent's Hospital provides a comprehensive 3-day orientation program for Interns, where you’ll benefit from practical upskilling sessions and a shadow shift with a near-peer to support you. Take advantage of our structured mentoring program and our strongly engaged Medical Education Team who are there to assist and support you at all times. We’ll help set you up for success and provide you with a breadth of knowledge with weekly education sessions tailor-made for interns, including practical sessions in our state-of-the-art simulation lab.

As one of our valued interns you will be encouraged to take an active role in hospital processes through the Junior Medical Staff Reference Group and other forums, where your experience and contributions will be highly appreciated. You’ll also have the opportunity for individualised career advice if you desire, via our routine exit interviews.

Choosing to undertake your intern year at St Vincent's is a choice to join a supportive and experienced training environment with a strong track record and high retention rates. In fact, over 90% of interns return to work with us for PGY2. At St Vincent’s we see our junior doctors as an integral part of current medical care, and as future medical leaders. 

 Further information on our Internship program and available rotations can be found here.

 We are looking for prospective interns who:

  • Embody the values and culture of SVHM.
  • Are committed to providing high quality and safe patient-centred 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.
  • Interested in further career development at SVHM. 

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St Vincent's Hospital Melbourne- Internship Information Evening

The St Vincent's Hospital Melbourne Intern information evening will be held, as a virtual event, on Tuesday 25th May 2021 from 6:00pm to 7:30pm. This information evening will allow 2022 prospective interns to meet with our staff to ask questions about our internship program and the application process.

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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 Term Supervisor who you will meet with on a regular basis to provide feedback and support.
  • Each of the Training Programs/Streams has a designated Supervisor.
  • For all Prevocational Trainees there are two 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 Coordinator, Belinda Healy 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 within Education & Learning on the 3rd Floor of the Healy Wing (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 Medical Workforce Unit (MWFU) 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. They 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 Medical Workforce Team consists of:

  • Dr Neil Cunningham –Medical Workforce Clinical Director
  • Hannah Ambrose – Medical Workforce Manager
  • Kel D’Acri – Medical Workforce Administrator
  • Elizabeth Lee – Medical Workforce Administrator

The Unit primarily addresses and facilitates the following functions:

  • Rotation and Roster allocation
  • 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 On boarding
  • Feedback meetings and sessions as part of the Junior Medical Staff Reference Group

Application Process

At St Vincent’s Hospital you will need to apply for a 2022 Internship position through:

  1. Post Graduate Medical Council of Victoria (PMCV)
  2. Workday (SVHM's HR Management System)

Medical Intern (JR117304)



Medical Intern - Indigenous Candidates (JR117305)



Applications open Tuesday, May 4th 2021 and close on Thursday, June 3rd 2021.

Due to COVID-19 Interviews are being conducted by the PMCV via an online platform on Friday, June 4th 2021. Please visit the PMCV website for more information: