Internship at St Vincent’s Hospital, Melbourne


In 2021, St Vincent’s Hospital, Melbourne (SVHM) will be recruiting 61 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 a part-time Internship program and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants.

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 at both the Fitzroy campus at St Vincent’s Hospital, and a variety of external rotations at our secondment hospitals, including:

  • The Royal Children’s Hospital
  • Werribee Mercy Hospital
  • Western District Health Service – Hamilton Base Hospital
  • Southwest Healthcare – Warrnambool Hospital
  • Swan Hill Hospital

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. 

We held a live Q & A session on Tuesday the 19th of May. Please see below recording from this session.

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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 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 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:

  • Clinical Director – Dr Neil Cunningham
  • 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 2021 Internship position through:

  1. Post Graduate Medical Council of Victoria (PMCV)
  2. Workday

Applications open Monday the 4th of May, 2020 and close on Thursday the 4th of June.

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

National Round 1 offers – Priority Group 1 are released on Monday the 13th of July at 10:00am.

Round 2 and 3 dates TBA by the PMCV.


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What type of questions will be asked at interview?

A selection of general and clinical questions will be asked.

What are the potential intern rotations in 2021?

Please refer to the rotation list below

If I am successful, how will my rotation preference and allocation be processed?

Once you have received a position with us at SVHM for 2021, you will be provided with the Master 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 outcome.

What if I am not successful in obtaining a position at SVHM for 2021?

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

I am a Defence Employee – how should I identify this in my application?

Please indicate this in your cover letter, or email


Intern Rotations

Intern Rotations for 2021




Core Medicine

Cardiothoracics (Cardiac and Thoracic)

Core Surgery


Core Surgery

DOS - Department of Surgery

Core Surgery


Core Emergency



General Medicine

Core medicine



Palliative Care




Psychiatry – TBC


Radiology – TBC







Core Medicine



Upper Gastrointestinal/Hepatobiliary

Core Surgery


Core Surgery

External Rotations

Hamilton General Medicine

Core Medicine

Hamilton General Surgery

Core Surgery

Warrnambool General Medicine

Core Medicine

Warrnambool Plastic Surgery/Ophthamology


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


Please note: Accommodation will be provided for the rural secondment Hospitals: Warrnambool, Hamilton & Swan Hill. Werribee Mercy and the Royal Children's Hospital are not deemed rural in location and no accommodation assistance is available.



St Vincent's Intern Program