About Our Program

Your Internship at St Vincent's Hospital is based around 5 rotations both on site at SVHM Fitzroy Campus and at our Secondment Hospitals. Further information can be found in the rotations section. All Interns must satisfactorily complete at least 47 weeks equivalent full-time experience in supervised clinical practice, including 8 weeks experience in emergency medical care, 10 weeks in medicine and 10 weeks in surgery.

You are allocated 2 weeks of annual leave throughout the year, and a further 3 weeks at the completion of Internship before commencing your PGY2 year.


Your Internship will begin with a comprehensive and compulsory 3 day Orientation. This program is a combination of interactive lectures and practical upskilling sessions (including cannulation and basic life support amongst others), as well as a full Shadow Shift day with a near-peer to support you.

Orientation will begin the week commencing Monday 9 January 2023.


St Vincent's Hospital provides a robust Intern Education program, with weekly education sessions tailor-made for interns, including practical sessions in our state-of-the-art simulation lab, suturing and small tutorial group work. Each term there is also a dedicated end of term feedback session to reflect on your completed term.

Committees and Involvement

We encourage all Interns to take an active role in Hospital governance through the JMS Reference Group, the JMS Education Committee or being a St Vincent's Hospital Health Service Representative at JMO Victoria. Your experience and contributions are highly appreciated.

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