HMOs have the opportunity to work in one of three dedicated streams (medical, surgical and general), to provide the experience and training to match your career interests.
Western Health actively supports HMOs planning to enter training in all specialties including General Practice.
In 2020 Western Health offered 216 HMO positions.
We offer a breadth of HMO rotations across four 13 week terms, with rotations in each stream including:
Recruitment into the medical stream enables entry into the Basic Physician Training (BPT) program. This occurs within the framework of the Greater Western Consortium with some rotations to RMH, Ballarat and Albury Wodonga. All medical specialties are available for you to prioritise including:
General Medicine, Cardiology, Gastroenterology, Respiratory, Oncology, Nephrology, Endocrinology, Haematology, Infectious Diseases, Rheumatology, Acute Aged Care, Orthogeriatrics, GEM, Addiction medicine, ICU, Neurology, Palliative Care, Dermatology
General Surgery, Plastics, ENT, Breast, Endocrine, Upper GI & Hepatobilliary, Urology, Vascular, Thoracic, Neurosurgery, Oral & Maxilofacial, Orthopaedics, Perioperative Medicine, Anaesthetics
Anaesthetics, Emergency, Paediatric Emergency, O&G, Paediatrics, ICU, Psychiatry, Aged Care/Rehab, General Medical, Speciality Medical, Radiology, Electronic Medical Record
Western HMOs are supported by dedicated staff from the Medical Education Unit, with unit specific weekly education on each rotation and dedicated weekly HMO teaching in most units. A small number of HMOs rotate externally for terms including Paediatrics in Mildura and Melton, Psychiatry in Werribee, and ED in Williamstown.
Dr Sonia Srinivasan HMO2
Nominate your preferred stream when applying (only one application is required even if you are interested in multiple streams).
HMO2s in the general and surgical streams are recruited via the PMCV match – applications must be made to both the PMCV and Western Health.
HMO3s and above in the general and surgical streams are recruited directly by Western Health.
HMOs in the BPT medical stream are recruited via the PMCV match – applications must be made to both the PMCV and Western Health.
A small number of Senior HMO positions are appointed directly by individual departments. These are generally 6-12 month terms suitable for PGY3+ doctors. Please contact our Medical Workforce Unit if you would like further details.
Critical Care (Anaesthetics): 6-12 months
Emergency Medicine: 6-12 months
Paediatrics (Neonatal Services): 6-12 months
O&G: 6-12 months