Western Health provides accredited registrar training across the full range of hospital specialities.

Registrars at Western Health are recruited, depending on speciality area, either directly through their specific unit at Western Health, via college training programs or on rotation from other health services.

Registrar positions are advertised at


A high proportion of our registrars have worked previously at Western Health as students, interns and HMOs, and choose to stay because of the supportive work environment, positive workplace culture and opportunities for supported training and career progression. We also warmly welcome new applicants to join our team at Western Health.

We have a high rate of entry into accredited training, advanced training and fellowship programs, and many of our staff specialists have worked and trained at Western Health as registrars.

We provide a high level of support for registrars preparing for college examinations with dedicated exam and clinical tutorials provided within our departments and specialty units. Our trainees achieve a high success rate for college exams in all specialties. Several of our registrars have been recognised for excellence in their exam performance including Western Health trainees being awarded the RACP national examination medal in Paediatrics (2019) and ACEM fellowship medal in Emergency Medicine (2020).

“Everyday there are unique opportunities to learn and grow as a budding physician. Ample education and research activities plus strong team work and easily approachable consultants ensure the support you need anytime.”

Dr Kyi Kyi Zaw

Medical Registrar

ED Registrars

Western Health is a terrific environment for your Emergency Medicine training. Exposure to a diverse and interesting case mix is provided via 2 campuses (Sunshine and Footscray) in a well-supported environment with access to all major surgical and medical specialties. There is access to rotations including ICU, Anaesthetics, Paediatric ED, major referral hospital rotations, and a Medical Education (Simulation) position. Quality and research activities are also supported through the Joseph Epstein Centre for Emergency Medicine Research. Both campuses are accredited as a non-Major Referral hospital. 

We have a highly regarded and successful education program that supports FACEM trainees through all the requirements of the training program. In 2020, one of our trainees received the ACEM Buchanan Prize for achieving the highest score in the fellowship clinical exam, reflecting the department’s focus on education and training for our registrar group.