Careers

HMOs

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 2021 Western Health offered 216 HMO positions.

We offer a breadth of HMO rotations across four 13 week terms, with rotations in each stream including:

Medical

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. 

General Medicine, Cardiology, Gastroenterology, Respiratory, Oncology, Nephrology, Endocrinology, Haematology, Infectious Diseases, Rheumatology, Acute Aged Care, Orthogeriatrics, GEM, ICU, Neurology, Palliative Care, Dermatology

Surgical

General Surgery, Plastics, ENT, Breast, Endocrine, Upper GI & Hepatobilliary, Urology, Vascular, Thoracic, Neurosurgery, Oral & Maxilofacial, Orthopaedics, Perioperative Medicine, Anaesthetics, Emergency

General

Anaesthetics, Emergency, Paediatric Emergency, O&G, Paediatrics, ICU, Psychiatry, Addiction Medicine, Aged Care/Rehab, General Medical, Speciality Medical, 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.

"I came to Western Health for internship and have really appreciated the camaraderie and support amongst junior doctors here. There is a strong culture of improvement at Western and lots of opportunities for doctors to have their voice heard. I'm doing BPT1 this year, and am really enjoying the ward based teaching from registrars and consultants. I also love getting involved with teaching and mentoring interns and medical students."

Dr Sonia Srinivasan HMO2

Applying for HMO positions at Western Health:

Nominate your preferred stream when applying (only one application is required even if you are interested in multiple streams).

Our 2022 HMO application guide is available here with further information to help you prepare your application.

You can also view the recording of our 2022 HMO Information Evening, and hear from our Directors of Training about the general, surgical and medical HMO training streams at Western Health.

 

General & Surgical 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.

1. PMCV application: Refer to the PMCV website, and register for the PMCV HMO Match. Applications open: 9th June 2021 and close: 14th July 2021.

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2. Western Health application: Apply via our careers website, complete our online application form and upload your CV and cover letter. Applications open 9th June 2021 and close 14th July 2021.

 

HMO3s and above in the general and surgical streams are recruited directly by Western Health.

1. Western Health application only: Apply via our careers website, complete our online application form and upload your CV and cover letter. Applications open 9th June 2021 and close 14th July 2021.

 

Medical (BPT) Stream

HMOs in the BPT medical stream are recruited via the PMCV match – applications must be made to both the PMCV and Western Health.

1. PMCV application: Refer to the PMCV website, and register for the PMCV BPT Match. Applications open: BPT 1-2 9th June 2021 and close 14th July 2021. BPT3 open: 27th August 2021 and close 12th September 2021.

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2. Western Health application: Apply via our careers website, complete our online application form and upload your CV and cover letter. Applications for BPT 1-2 open 9th June 2021 and close 14th July 2021. BPT3 open: 27th August 2021 and close 12th September 2021.

 

Senior HMO positions

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