Surgical HMO 3

Important Contacts:

A/Prof Andrew MacIsaac – Chief Deputy Medical Officer

Mr Michael Hii – Pre SET - Surgical Training Supervisor

Laura Tetaz – JMS Recruitment Administrator –

Sophie Dawson – JMS Recruitment Administrator –

Important Dates:

Open date for 2020 applications - late May / early June 2019. Please keep an eye on our careers web-page.


How to Apply

St Vincent’s has a strong reputation and is committed to supporting and fostering postgraduate training.

The early postgraduate years are designed to provide exposure to your selected discipline and allow you to decide on a career pathway. We aim to tailor your terms for your further surgical career; in particular we aim to allow you to fulfil all pre-requisites for SET training. We have a surgical mentor and a SET surgical supervisor who is available to discuss that.

We have terms available at other territory hospitals and rural hospitals in all specialty areas. We are looking for highly motivated HMO’s who are interested in a career in surgery.

Check the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons Website:

St Vincent’s has a strong commitment and reputation in supporting and fostering postgraduate training.

What do we look for in a potential St Vincent’s employee?

An ideal candidate is one who expresses and demonstrates a desire to train at St Vincent’s, as well as demonstrates academic, clinical and personal traits that St Vincent’s would find desirable in a potential employee/trainee. We look for good people as well as potentially good clinicians. We believe the more developed, mature and rounded a trainee is, the better this will be for our organisation.

Attributes include:

  • Ability to work in a team
  • A holistic approach to patient care
  • Well-developed interpersonal skills
  • Good theoretical Knowledge
  • Evidence of interest in academic pursuits including research

Consistency in all or strength in some will enable potential candidates to meet St Vincent’s selection criteria

How to Apply:

Application Process:

Summary of Events - Overview:

  1. Advertising – May - July
  2. Selection - August
  3. Interviews – August/September
  4. Ranking - September
  5. Offer of Position – September/October
  6. Acceptance confirmation - October
  7. Preference Forms sent - October
  8. Individual discussion for those who are applying for Training Program in 2017 - October
  9. Roster Allocation Completed – October to Mid-December – (our roster allocations are completed for the full year with Annual Leave and any conference leave requested (where applicable) – Once the rosters are distributed, any other unrostered leave e.g. exam, conference, study other – will need to be requested using the Unrostered Leave Template – this is managed separately.
  10. Daily roster distribution – December/January
  11. Orientation - February
  12. 2018 Clinical year commencement
  • Applications open 1 May 2018 and close 23 July 2018Click here to apply.

    You will be prompted to attach:

    • A cover letter outlining your reasons for application to St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne. Address your letter to Mr Michael Hii - Surgical Training Supervisor.
    • Your CV (the PMCV template is recommended and includes a photograph).

    If you are unable to complete your application via Workday, please email your CV and Cover Letter to

How Does STV Select its Junior Medical Staff

Cover Letter:

Needs to indicate why you would like to work at St Vincent’s Hospital – it would assist us if you are able to indicated what surgical discipline you are interested in, whether you wish to return back to Melbourne, a previous St Vincent’s employee


Look for well laid out CV that highlights your talents –leadership positions, summarise any top scoring subjects highlighting the follow:

  • Higher degree
  • Publications
  • Significant previous leadership position
  • Any Volunteer work
  • Surgical courses completed e.g. CRISP/ASSET/EMST/CLEAR/BASIC/GSSE/Diploma Anatomy

Referee Reports:

  • Use PMCV template - from the PMCV website
  • Please access online the Non-match Referee form
  • No personal or Non-clinical reference required


  • The Interview process provides the opportunity to meet the Individuals who are interested in working at St. Vincent’s Hospital. You will be asked questions to seek further information on what we can offer you and whether you will fit the culture of our Organisation
  • Candidates will be shortlisted, and interview date and time will be organized for you to attend. 
  • You will be interviewed by two Surgical Consultants.
  • Interviews will be 15 minutes long.


  • Assessment of academic achievements
  • Interview
  • Written application
  • References and reasons for wanting to come to St Vincent’s

HMO3 Surgical Rotations

Internal External
Emergency Oncology – Peter MacCallum
ENT ICU – Epworth
ICU General Surgery – Werribee
Cardiothoracic O & G – Werribee
Orthopaedics Emergency – Warnambool
Plastics Plastics – Royal Children’s
Urology Orthopaedics – Royal Children’s

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. The Supervisor of Prevocational Training and Medical Education Officer facilitate provide ongoing support to interns throughout the year, and facilitate a mentorship program where interns are matched with a Registrar with similar personal or professional interests.


Orientation for new staff will be on the first day of 2019 Clinical Year 3/2/2019 you will be contacted by the Medical Education Department to ensure you attend where you will receive your Security and Access details