Application process for junior doctors

Here you can find information about the application process for junior doctors

Centralised application process

The centralised  2021 Intern and RMO recruitment application process has now closed

  • 2021 WA Intern position applications opened on 4 May 2020 and closed 4 June 2020 4.00pm (AWST)
  • 2021 WA RMO position applications opened on 2 June 2020 and closed 30 June 2020 12 noon (AWST)

Overview of Intern positions

Interns wishing to complete their whole internship year in country WA have the option of selecting WA Country Health Service (WACHS) as their preferred employer during the recruitment process. Ten intern placements are available in 2021, five located at Albany Health Campus and five located at Bunbury Hospital.

Rural secondments for metropolitan employed interns are also available for one or more term rotations from Fiona Stanley Hospital, Royal Perth Hospital and Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital. 

  • See the Primary Employing Health Rural Placement for Interns summary here.
  • Intern applications for rural placements are made within the Postgraduate Medical Council of WA (PMCWA) central recruitment process and are based on merit.
  • Find updates regarding the internship application process and offers on the PMCWA site. 

Resident Medical Officers (RMO)

WACHS RMO positions are available to PGY2+ doctors either as a primary employer for periods of 6-24 months, or via secondment at some metropolitan sites.

  • See the Rural Practice Pathways available for junior doctors here.
  • Find updates regarding the centralised RMO application process and offers on the PMCWA site.
  • RMOs wanting to complete a rural community based rotation via the Community Residency Program can find more information by visiting WACHS Placement Opportunities.
  • Visit WACHS Medical Vacancies or MedJobsWA  for current medical practitioner vacancies across WA, external to the centralised recruitment process.

Community Residency Program (CRP) - Resident Medical Officers

In 2021, RMOs employed by Fiona Stanley Hospital, Royal Perth Hospital or Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital are seconded to undertake CRP placements in a variety of rural locations.  

  • See the CRP placement locations here.
  • This year RMOs will need to express their interest in a rural and/or metropolitan CRP placement on a separate MedJobsWA vacancy "Community Residency Program 2021".
  • Your statement of interest (maximum two pages) and curriculum vitae will be reviewed by a panel and used to assess your CRP application.
  • Placements will be offered from October 2020 for the 2021 clinical year.

If you wish to speak with the CRP Medical Education Officer ring (08) 6553 0884 or email WACHS.CRP@health.wa.gov.au 

Applied Surgical Pathway in Rural Environments (ASPIRE)

Recruitment to the ASPIRE program is a competitive process and only open to doctors successful in gaining employment as a RMO at either Albany Health Campus or Bunbury Hospital, in 2021.

  • All Albany and Bunbury employed RMOS will receive an email outlining the ASPIRE program and requesting formal Expressions of Interest (EOI) addressing the selection criteria.
  • Selection to the program is merit-based, as assessed by a selection panel. Interviews may be conducted as part of the merit-based selection process.
  • Successful ASPIRE candidates will be notified and provided with an updated two year employment contract with WACHS, commencing as a RMO in 2021 and progressing to Registrar in 2022, subject to satisfactory performance.

See the 2021 ASPIRE Promotional Flyer here.

Rural Adult Physician Training, Opportunities and Rotations (RAPTOR) One

Recruitment to RAPTOR One is a competitive process and only open to doctors successful in gaining employment as an RMO at Albany Health Campus in 2021.

  • All Albany employed RMOs will receive an email outlining the RAPTOR One program and requesting formal Expressions of Interest (EOI) addressing the selection criteria. 
  • Selection to the program is merit-based, as assessed by a selection panel. Interviews may be confucted as part of the merit-based selection process.  

 See the 2021 RAPTOR One Promotional Flyer here

If you wish to speak with a Medical Education Officer regarding the ASPIRE or RAPTOR One programs ring (08) 6553 0856  or email meu@health.wa.gov.au 

 

 

  

 

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