Medical HMO 2 (BPT 1)

Key Contacts and Important Dates

Important Contacts:

Please direct all application queries to

A/Prof Wilma Beswick – Director of Physician Education

Dr Neil Cunningham – Director of Medical Workforce

Important Information:

BPT1 applications for the 2024 clinical year have now closed. 

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.


St. Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne (SVHM) is accredited by the RACP as part of the Compass 6 Consortium for Basic Physician Training. As part BPT as SVHM you will be part of an active and well supported program that offers;

> a range of tutorials and lectures;

> mentoring programs;

> Study groups; and

> Intensive preparation for both written and oral RACP exams.

The rosters in the early postgraduate years are designed to provide a wide exposure to general and specialty medicine to assist trainees in making career pathway decisions. SVHM has an exceptional reputation for success in the RACP examinations and offers a structured and well supported training program to ensure the success of trainees.

Rotations and Roster Allocations

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.

Attempts will be made 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 be aware not all requests will be able to be facilitated.

The rotations available in this stream and year level are:

  • Acute Care of the Elderly (ACE)
  • Cardiothoracics
  • Endocrinology
  • Gastroenterology
  • GEM/Rehabilitation
  • General Medicine
  • Geriatrics
  • Haematology
  • ICU
  • Neurology
  • Oncology
  • Palliative Care
  • Rheumatology
  • Emergency
  • Infectious Diseases/HITH

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.

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:

  • Attach your CV and cover letter to your application (Combined as one document)
  • Your CV should ideally be in the standardised format provided by PMCV (you can download this template from the PMCV website)
  • Please address your cover letter to Dr Wilma Beswick, Director of General Medicine
  • Your cover letter should address why you want to work for SVHM, what your stream interests are and why and how you will add value to the team.
  • Please remember, you need to register and complete the Computer Match Process with the Post Graduate Medical Council of Victoria (“PMCV”). Click here for Computer Match:

All positions are subject to the PMCV match process, to be completed directly with PMCV.

About PMCV Computer Matching Process:

All our HMO2 positions are subject to the state-wide Computer Matching process, conducted by the Post Graduate Medical Council of Victoria (PMCV).  All HMO2 posts are allocated in Victoria through this HMO2 Computer Matching Service. The rules for HMO2 eligibility and matching to all the hospitals in Victoria are governed by PMCV in conjunction with the Victorian Government funding body, Department of Health. 

To be eligible for an HMO2 position in Victoria you must be either a graduate of an Australian or New Zealand University or holder of the AMC Certificate AND an Australian permanent resident.  Refer to PMCV guidelines and website for full details.
PMCV can be contacted on 03 9670 1066 or
Register for the HMO2 Computer Match at PMCV

The Referee Assessment process is managed via the PMCV website.


  • 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.