Internship is an exciting time in every doctors medical career. At Western Health, we provide an internship program to support your year from start to finish, and develop your skills, strengths and career interests.


Your internship will include five rotations: three core rotations in medicine, surgery and emergency medicine, and two other rotations, which can be preferenced from a broad range of training opportunities including general and specialty medical (eg cardiology, neurology, respiratory, infectious diseases) and surgical terms (eg orthopaedics, urology, plastics), as well as psychiatry, anaesthetics, and radiology.

Western interns are based at our two main campuses in Footscray and Sunshine, as well as two each term on external rotation to Mildura.

Interns receive a comprehensive five-day orientation in January including shadowing their outgoing intern and hands-on training in essential clinical skills and using the electronic medical record system. Dedicated support continues throughout the year from our Supervisor of Intern Training and Medical Education Officers, as well as regular feedback and guidance from the registrars and consultants in each unit.

Weekly intern education sessions (protected time), unit-specific education, career guidance, as well as additional workshops and lectures will develop your clinical skills and consolidate your learning.

The majority of our interns continue as HMOs and registrars at Western Health, reflecting the supportive training environment and the many options available to find and pursue your career interests.

In 2022 Western Health offered 85 intern positions, with a substantial number of interns from every medical school in Victoria (Deakin, Monash, Notre Dame & University of Melbourne) as well as from interstate.


2023 Western Health Internship Information Session

Tuesday 10 May 2022, 5:30pm

To watch the recording from our 2023 Intern Information Session, click here.

“I really felt at home on my gen med rotation. My team has been an absolute pleasure to work with and gave me something to look forward to everyday, whether that was enjoying a Gordon Street croissant and coffee, or teaching after ward rounds with our consultant. That’s not to say that every day has been a breeze, but when it hasn’t been smooth sailing, I have felt much comfort in knowing who I could reach out to. It’s been incredibly reassuring to have that support.”

Dr Christina Guo Intern

Applying for internship at Western Health:

Interns are recruited via the statewide Intern Match co-ordinated by the Postgraduate Medical Council of Victoria (PMCV). Applicants for 2023 internship must apply to both the PMCV and Western Health.

1. PMCV application: Refer to the PMCV website, and register for the PMCV Intern Match. Applications open: 9th May 2022 and close 9th June 2022.

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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 May 2022 and close 9th June 2022.


Our 2023 intern application guide is available here with further information to help you prepare your application.


The 2023 clinical year commences 16th January 2023 for interns (5 terms).