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Applying for

Hospital Jobs
A step-by-step guide to getting
the job you want
- for interns and junior doctors.

made with

1. Introduction
2. Applying for Hospital Jobs
The JMO recruitment campaign

3. Write a CV That Gets Noticed

How to write a successful CV + sample

4. How to Choose a Referee

Strategies for choosing and using referees

5. Cover Letters that Get Interviews

How to write a cover letter that stands out + sample

6. Interview Skills That Get Jobs

Hospital job interview tips

7. Documents That Support Your Job Application

Sample document portfolio

8. Managing Your Wellness, Stress and Pressure

When and where to seek help

9. More Resources
Applying for jobs interstate
Whether you're applying for your first hospital job or looking for a new
position, this eBook was created to ensure you have the latest
information and resources to support you through the job application

GPTQ is a leading general practice training organisation with a commitment to

supporting doctors training in rural communities. We provide doctors like you with a
comprehensive database of resources to support you and your career.

This eBook contains the secrets of applying for hospital jobs, as well as many other
hints and tips to help you get the job you want.

With this eBook, coupled with a bit of luck, we are sure that you will make the most of
the opportunities ahead of you.
Applying for Hospital Jobs

In most states and territories there is an annual Junior Medical Officer (JMO)
recruitment campaign, when the majority of vocational and non-vocational positions
for the following clinical year are advertised.
Outcomes of Learning

Recognise the application process differs in each state and territory

Identify where to find application requirements specific to your state and territory

JMO Recruitment Campaign

The Application Process
Each state and territory has a different application process. Familiarise yourself
with the campaign timelines and application requirements specific to the state or
territory in which you're applying by contacting the appropriate Resident Medical
Officer (RMO). See section 9.
Mark the application opening and closing dates on your calendar. Ensure you
assign time to complete your application well before the closing date.
Choose a time to complete your application when you are not busy and are alert.
Some online applications will time out after 60 minutes.
Many states and territories allow you to update your application throughout the
duration of their recruitment campaign.
Familiarise yourself with the preferences system.
Late submissions are only accepted in exceptional circumstances so you need to
be organised to ensure you dont miss out.
Many states and territories have an online user manual to assist you with the
application process. Contact the RMO in the state or territory in which you're
applying, for the latest version.
If you require assistance with your application, you can contact the appropriate
RMO in your state or territory for help.
According to Dr Jonathan Mah - GP Registrar

"Be strategic about your preferences and where you choose to apply, but
apply for the hospitals that you want to be at, not simply based on
whether they are oversubscribed or undersubscribed.

Dr Mah also recommends finding the right fit for your training needs.

"Find out the hospitals' strengths and weaknesses. Chat to people who
have been there before. Base your first preference on somewhere that
will be a good fit for your training needs. At the end of the day, you want
to be happy with your choice.
Write a CV That Gets Noticed

When it comes to applying for a job, writing a CV is an important part of the process.
It's your chance to make a good impression and securing an interview. Writing a CV
that gets noticed is easy when you know how.
Outcomes of Learning

Recognise the preparation required to write a CV

Implement tools to write a successful CV

How to Write a Successful CV

You should always keep your CV updated. Make it your annual task.
Most CVs begin with your personal details. Information such as marital status, date
of birth and personal hobbies are considered unnecessary.
Start each section with the most recent activity and work backwards in time.
Follow and implement directions and guidelines provided and include all
requested information.
Ensure content is clear, concise, accurate and relevant.
Include information that is relevant to the role you are applying for and don't
include details which don't relate to your professional aspirations.
Always reread your resume before pressing send. Have a trusted colleague review
it and check for grammar and spelling mistakes. Dont rely on spell check.

Use a standard A4 size white page in portrait layout.
Check the application guidelines for the required length of your CV. If length isn't
specified, limiting your CV to two pages is recommended.
Avoid using loud or mismatched colour schemes and images/graphics.
Line breaks and bullet points are good ways of keeping the flow and layout visually
Bullet points should be short rather than long sentences.
Typeface and Font Size
Use a modern typeface - Times New Roman, Mistral, Calibri or Arial are all
Avoid informal looking fonts like Comic Sans or AR Carter.
For the main body of the text try not to go too small. A minimum font size of 11 is
Use page numbers.
In the footer of each page, include your full name, the date of your CV and your
signature. This confirms the information on each page is true and correct.
Sample CV

John Doh
18 White Street
Wetland Queensland 6718
0400 221 044

Career Intention
Highly motivated, dedicated and clinically competent junior doctor wanting to join a
highly reputable healthcare organisation to enhance and improve skills, abilities and

University of Melbourne 2009 - 2013
Bachelor of Medicine
Distinction course average
Norman Swan Scholarship

Monash University 2006-2008

Bachelor of Biomedicine Science
High distinction course average

Registration and Professional Associations

General Registration <number> with AHPRA 2014
Member of Avant Mutual Group, Medical Defence Organisation since 2006
Member of Australian Medical Association, Queensland (AMAQ) since 2009

Clinical/Procedural Skills
APLS, PIVC, LP, blood culture (peripheral), venepuncture, IV cannulation

Residency/Visa Status
Australian citizen

John Doh <date> <signature> Page 1 of 2

Practising History and Employment

Logan Hospital, January 2014-current

Logan, Queensland, Australia
Provided support to the Unit Registrar, other relevant registrars, HMOs and senior
medical staff in the care of patients.

Meadows Pharmacy, January 2008-December 2013

Richmond, Victoria, Australia
Helped licensed pharmacist with administrative duties in running the pharmacy.
Answered telephones, handled money, stocked shelves and other clerical duties.

Involvement with Audits and Research

Chart Audits, EDS Audits for completion times.
Implementation of a communication tool for nursing staff to ward call-allows
prioritisation and triage of tasks. Presented at ANZPMEF 2016.

Academic Honours and Awards

Recipient of Heartfelt Award 2015

Conferences and Workshops Attended

Australian General Practice Training (AGPT) Conference 2016

Dr Michelle Bentley
PHHS, General Medicine
08 9567 7382

Dr Alex Roger
PHHS, General Medicine
08 9723 3234

John Doh <date> <signature> Page 2 of 2

How to Choose a Referee

References are a critical part of the job application process. They act as a third party
endorsement, validating who you say you are and what you claim you can do. A
strong testimony from a good referee can be a deciding factor in being offered the
job you want.
Outcomes of Learning

Recognise the value and importance of choosing the right people to be referees
Implement strategies to develop your reference list

Strategies for Choosing and Using Referees

Choose Wisely
Always check your state requirements on the number of references required. If
there are no limitations, offer at least two.
Some states require that at least one reference must come from a current
supervisor or a supervisor from the last 12 months. Always check your state
Other good options are former colleagues, consultants or supervisors in other
departments who know you and how you work.
Select people who can discuss your abilities and experience that directly relate to
the position.
Select people who know your strengths and abilities and will make the strongest
recommendations for you.
In some states the referees are required to write a report as part of the intern and
RMO application process. You may not see this report but it's important to be
The best referees are those with the most factual information to give.
Talk to your peers and registrars about their experience with selecting good
Avoid listing family members or friends.

Ask Permission
Always ask your potential referee for their permission to be contacted.
Some states require your referee to write a report and do it within a specific
timeframe. If this is the case, you might like to give your referee notice.
Calling your referee on the phone will help you personalise the conversation and
make you "real" again.
Be sure to give all referees a copy of your resume, the job description and the
name of the person who will likely call.
After showing your potential referee the position description, ask them will they
be able to give you a good reference. If not, find out what their concerns are. You
may find their feedback useful.

Be Prepared
Keep a list of referees with you when interviewing so that you can be prepared to
present them when the potential employer asks.
Provide clear contact details of your referees, including their names, titles, daytime
phone numbers and email addresses.
Keep your referees informed. The best referees are the ones who know who you
are, what you can accomplish and what you want to do.
Have you asked your referee how they will rate you against the position
description if asked by a potential employer? Make an appointment to discuss this
with them if they are available.

Use Your Manners

Don't forget to thank your referees once your job search is complete, even if they
haven't been contacted.

According to Dr Nicola Campbell - GP Registrar

The hardest thing was picking references and getting their details and
making sure they were correct. I wish I was more organised with this

Dr Campbell also recommends thinking about people who might make good referees
and developing a professional rapport with them ahead of time.

Its never too early to ask a clinician that youre working with to be a
referee for you later on in your career."
Cover Letters That Get

A cover letter can be an essential part of your job application. While it's not as long as
your CV, it does require the same attention. A good cover letter ensures your CV
gets read and goes a long way to securing an interview.
Outcomes of Learning

Construct a cover letter that includes the right information

How to Write a Cover Letter That Stands Out

Before You Start
Determine whether your job application requires a cover letter by checking your
state requirements.
Go through the job advertisement and role details and underline any key words
used by the employer/recruiter. Tie your own skills to the job description. Don't
underestimate the importance of this task. It shows you have the demonstrated
skills to do the job.
Stick to one page.
Do not repeat your CV, instead plan to include information that enriches it.

Typeface and Font Size

Be consistent. Use the same typeface, font size and language as your CV.

First Impressions
Personalise your cover letter. Dont start out with a generic "Dear Sir/Madam. If
it's not immediately clear who to address your letter to, you may need to do some
investigating to ensure you include their full name, title, hospital or health area.
Calling to find out who your cover letter should be addressed to gives you an
opportunity to find out more about the role. It shows effort on your part.
Often the person you speak to will be on the panel and will recognise you at the
interview. Not only does this give you an advantage over others but it may also
take some of the stress off you in the interview.
Check that youve addressed your cover letter to the right person and hospital. It's
amazing how many applicants get this wrong.
Introduce yourself and state what job you are applying for. Include your ability to
do the job due to your experience and commitment to ongoing learning and
patient-centred care.
List specific reasons why you should be considered for this role. Keep this to no
more than four paragraphs.
Include career highlights/successes/achievements that are relevant to the job.

Call to Action
List your availability and thank the employer/recruiter for their time.
Express your interest in hearing back from them.
Always reread your resume before pressing send. Have a trusted colleague read
over it too. Check for grammar and spelling mistakes, and dont rely on spell
Sample Cover Letter


Dear Dr Kaser

RE: PGY3 Resident Medical Officer Position

I wish to apply for the position of PGY3 Resident Medical Officer as advertised on
<insert detail>. Please find my Curriculum Vitae attached.

I am an MBBS graduate completing my PGY2 year at Logan Hospital. During PGY2

year, I worked in paediatrics, colorectal surgery and emergency medicine. I have had
experience doing shift work and being on call, and have undertaken a placement at a
rural hospital as well as an overseas placement.

Throughout my PGY1 and PYG2 and placements I have attended numerous grand
rounds as well as journal club and educational and multi-disciplinary meetings. I have
demonstrated strong team collaboration, interpersonal skills and effective
communication skills while treating patients and helping other medical students and
junior staff undertake practical skills.

My academic achievements and voluntary involvement in Beyond Blue is indicative of

my commitment to all aspects of healthcare. I am registered with RACP and RACS
and a current member of the AMAQ and Avant.

If you require any more information, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Your sincerely


John Doh
Interview Skills That Get Jobs

The interview process allows you to demonstrate that you are the right candidate for
the job. No matter how many job interviews you may have been to, preparation is
essential and gives you the best chance possible of performing at your highest
Outcomes of Learning

Refine your interview techniques

Recognise how to present yourself in the best possible way
Identify the challenges of the application and interview process

Hospital Job Interview Tips

Be Prepared
Spend time reviewing your CV and your cover letter.
Take your CV and cover letter into the interview with you (if allowed). It can be a
good memory jogger.
Read over the job advertisement and other provided details and identify specific
examples in your experience that are directly relevant to the position.
If you can, go to visit the hospital.Talk to some of the staff to get a feel for the
place. This insider information is invaluable.
Do your homework around questions that might be asked. If you are applying for a
unit specific job like general medicine, study the top ten presentations for general
Always have an understanding of the community demographics as this can
determine the questions asked in relation to DRGs.
Always prepare yourself for questions around breaking bad news and the difficult
Know your strengths and weaknesses. This is a popular question, so be honest but
try to focus on the skills and strengths you know the position requires.
Make sure you have three to five of your own questions youd like answered.
Practise good non-verbal communication - stand up straight, sit with good
posture, make friendly eye contact, smile, and connect with a firm handshake.
Plan to take a pen and paper into the interview. Sometimes just the act of writing
one word down can jog your memory under stress.
Have a good night's sleep. Eat and drink before the interview to avoid becoming
Your Presentation
Know where you are going (do a trial run if you can), be on time (or early) and
know the details of who are you meeting with.
People can make their mind up about you in the first few seconds of meeting, so
take the time to look smart, professional and well groomed.
During the introduction, make friendly eye contact, shake hands, stand up straight
and, most importantly, smile.
Appear calm, confident and comfortable.

During the Interview

Listen to and observe your interviewer. Try and match their style and pace so that
there is a good flow of communication.
Provide clear, concise and unrushed responses to questions.
Don't talk too much and avoid telling the interviewer more than necessary.
Remain professional. Talk business and bring energy and enthusiasm to the
Use appropriate and common language. The words you use are often viewed as
related to your level of education and general aptitude.
Use well-constructed sentences with a wide range of descriptive words with less
reliance on words such as like', you know' and um. If you cant think of a
different word, pause instead.
Ask for clarification or repetition of the question if you need to. Dont be afraid to
break down complex questions so you can address the points of the question
thoroughly and appropriately.
If you are asked a question you cant answer, ask if you can come back to it. Write
the question down. This may help you understand the question and formulate an
Ensure you answer the question asked and try to include personal examples that
demonstrate your experiences and competencies.
Ensure all the discussions are professional and the context of your examples and
answers are highly relevant.
Towards the end of the interview, you will usually be asked if you have any
questions of your own. Its important to ensure you are prepared.
After the Interview
At the end of your interview, smile and thank all the people involved for their time
and the opportunity.
Make sure you find out the post-interview details, next steps, when you will find
out whether you have been successful or not and who and how you can expect to
hear back.
After the job interview, its both polite and advantageous to send a thank you
follow-up. Your contact is an opportunity to reaffirm your strength as an applicant
and your interest in the position.
Prepare for the next step in the process.
Prepare your references if you have not already provided them.

The Most Common Interview Questions Asked in a

Hospital Setting

Why have you chosen this hospital as your next potential employer?

Tell us what you know about this hospital, DRGs and the demographics of this area?

Tell us why you are interested in this Internship/Resident Medical Officer position?

Tell me about your background/health-related experience?

What are your main strengths and weaknesses?

Why should we appoint you to this position?

Have you been involved in any research or quality improvement activities?

How do you cope with pressure situations (breaking bad news, difficult patients, aggressive
behaviour, graded assertiveness)? Please include examples.

Review <case scenarios> and provide your treatment plans.

According to Dr Katie Franks - GP Trainee 2015

If you obtain an interview, be prepared! Be specific and honest in your

career goals and why you think you will be a good match for the hospital
and vice versa.

Dr Franks also recommends taking copies of your resume, CPD portfolio, recent
assessments/term assessments etc. along to the interview.

Discuss your specific skill sets, not just your CV. For example, are you
competent at US-guided cannulation, or confident in pelvic exams? What
sets you apart? Discuss your CPD portfolio. This shows initative and that
you are committed to your further education. Have you participated in
research, RMO committees, or committees outside of work? They want
to know about this as well."
Documents That Support
Your Job Application

Being able to provide up-to-date details on any training youve completed or courses
youve attended helps employers to get a full picture of you as a candidate and also
provides confirmation of the details listed on your CV.
Outcomes of Learning

Identify original documents that are required during the interview and/or
application process
Construct your own documentation portfolio to manage all your important

Documents You Should be Collecting

Medical degree.
Medical Board of Australia registration.
Birth certificate or proof of age documentation.
Some states and territories require your immunisation records, national criminal
record check and working with children check. Ensure you know your state
Mandatory training (BLS, ALS, infection control, APLS, neonatal resus).
Attendance at education sessions (RMO education held by hospitals).
Attendance at Grand Rounds Education and Journal Clubs (and details if you
Attendance at any courses offered by the hospital or Health Service (RMDP,
leadership courses, graded assertiveness courses, patient safety and
communication courses).
Any courses, seminars or forums attended (include details if you presented or were
a representative from the hospital or health service).
Compliments from patients/carers.
Education you have delivered (unit/hospital/health service).
Evaluations from any education you have delivered.
Assessments (midterm and end of term).
Awards, achievements or scholarships.
Research and audits you have been involved in.
Representation roles (RMO representative).
Sample Document Portfolio

Personal Details

First Name:








Email Address:

Date of Birth:

Registration Type:

AHPRA Registration Number:

Professional Membership/s:
Professional/Academic Achievements
Undergraduate Qualifications

University Award Year Completed

Postgraduate Qualifications

University Award Year Completed


University Award Year Received


Year Citation

Research Activities

Year Title of Research Activity Institution

Quality Activities

Year Title of Quality Activity Institution

Continuing Professional Development Activities
Conference Presentation/Posters/Workshops

Year Conference Title and Type of Presentation

Conference Attendance

Year Conference

Short Course/PDL/Training

Year Title of Course/PDL/Training Length (hrs)

Teaching/Facilitation Experience

Year Title of Activity Type of Activity

Clinical Competencies (e.g. ALS, APLS)

Year Title of Competency Next Assessment Date

Managing Your Wellness,
Stress and Pressure

A career in medicine can be stressful. While you cant change the many hours of work,
the stress caused by staff shortages and the anxiety concerning grades and applying
for jobs, there are many things you can do to change their impact on you.
Outcomes of Learning

Identify pain points and how to manage them

Recognise when and where to seek help

Intern and Junior Doctor Pain Points

Your Work Environment
It can be difficult rotating departments all the time, exhausting having to build
relationships with new supervisors and frustrating having to study after working
long hours.
It can feel very isolating being an intern or junior doctor when your pager is going
off all the time and you can't think straight to prioritise.
As you frequently move between wards, inexperience and variable or absent
processes relating to clinical handover can be difficult.
As an intern or junior doctor you have a range of priorities, so feeling overloaded
is common.
Unfortunately bullying and harassment can exist. It can also be subtle, insidious
and hard to prove and act upon. It may be impossible to deal with and leave you
feeling powerless.

Watch Out for These Signs

Difficulty switching off. Continually experiencing anxiety about whether you did a
particular task correctly and not being able to switch off.
Feeling isolated. A key risk factor for poor health amongst health professionals is
isolation from family and friends.
Feeling depressed. A percentage of junior doctors will experience depression.
Difficulty implementing work-life balance. Most doctors know about the
importance of work-life balance, but it can be difficult to fit extra-curricular
activities into already busy lives.
Sustaining relationships. You may experience the day-to-day burden of sustaining
workplace relationships, finances and home life.
Not keeping up with your study. If you don't keep up with your study, it can be
stressful to fall behind.
Look After Yourself
Stay in touch by talking to a friend, colleague, counsellor, mentor, your family or a
doctor and telling them how you are feeling.
While doctors are less likely than the rest of the population to have their own GP,
its important that you get one and dont self-diagnose or self-medicate.
Book a holiday, a weekend away or a night out with friends give yourself
something to look forward to.
Work towards adopting a balanced lifestyle with time for yourself, family, friends
and your professional life.
Debriefing with colleagues can be a positive experience. Having someone to talk
to who shares similar experiences is important.
Participate in local professional support networks. These might include
professional supervision, mentor programs, peer support networks, or formal
professional groups.
Get help early. Ask for help before things get out of control. Help is always
available at any time.
If you work in a hospital and you need support after hours, consider contacting the
Director of Medical Services on-call or the Director of Clinical Training on-call. This
contact can vary between hospitals and health services.

Where to Seek Help

General Practice Training Queensland (GPTQ)

The Postgraduate Medical Councils:

Queensland Prevocational Medical Accreditation (QPMA)

Health Education Training Institute (NSW HETI)
Canberra Regional Medical Education Council (CRMEC)
Postgraduate Medical Council of Victoria (PMCV)
Northern Territory Medical Education & Training (NTMETC)
South Australian Medical Education & Training (SA MET)
Postgraduate Medical Council of Tasmania (PMCT)
Postgraduate Medical Council of Western Australia (PMCWA)
Doctor's Health Advisory Services (DHAS):

Doctors' Health Advisory Service NSW & ACT (DHAS)

Queensland Doctors' Health Programme (QDHP)
Doctors' Health Advisory Service WA (DHAS)
Doctors' Health SA
Doctors' Health NT
Victorian (& TAS) Doctors' Health Program (VDHP)


The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP)

Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM)
Anaesthesia Continuing Education (ACE)
Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS)
The Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP)

Resident Medical Officers Society

These groups exist at most training hospitals. Communication between junior doctors
happens on Facebook, through RMO Facebook groups as well as notice boards in
junior doctor break rooms.

Australian Medical Association Queensland (AMAQ)

General Practice Registrars Australia (GPRA)

Going Places Network (GPN)

JMO Health

Australian Medical Association (AMA)

Australian Students Medical Association (AMSA)

JMO Survival Guide 2017: Written by Junior Doctors for Junior Doctors

Beyond Blue

Employee Assistance Program

Medical Education Unit

Smiling Mind

The Australian Psychology Society: Understanding and Managing Stress

Centre for Clinical Interventions: Sleep Hygiene

American Counseling Association: Debriefing

Doctors and Mental Health

In 2013 beyondblue conducted a national survey of more than 14,000 Australian
medical students and doctors. The National Mental Health Survey of Doctors and
Medical Students identified some of the mental health challenges facing the medical

Key findings included:

One in five medical students and one in 10 doctors had suicidal thoughts in the previous year.

3.4% of doctors were experiencing very high psychological distress, much greater than the
wider community figure of 2.6%.

Young doctors work longer hours, were far more psychologically distressed, thought about
suicide more and were more burnt-out than their older colleagues.

Almost half of respondents thought doctors were less likely to appoint doctors with a history
of depression or anxiety.

Doctors were resilient and were often able to limit any negative personal or professional
impact of poor mental health.
More Resources

There are a range of resources available to assist you navigate the job application
Outcomes of Learning

Identify how and where to access further information

Contacts, Links and Further Resources

University career centres provide CV assistance.
Your local hospital will have templates, forms, guidelines and specific
requirements you can access.
AHPRA provides a guide on what you should include in your CV.
Career advisory staff are available at most hospitals.
Recruitment websites provide a range of generalised advice and sample
Colleagues and staff can share personal experiences and advice.

General Practice Training Queensland

GPTQ offers advice, guidance and support to assist you with career selection and
preparing your job application.
A range of GPTQ online resources are available including MedVersus, MedQuiz,
MedScholar and GPoptions.

With seemingly limitless medical specialties, the choices can be daunting, particularly
at an undergraduate level. Thats why GPTQ has created MedVersus, a helpful
comparison tool that allows you to compare all Australian medical specialities, the
hours per week, the numbers of trainees in each profession and more in just seconds.

Personality matters, and we know it can affect parts of our lives, including how we
navigate our career. To give you a greater understanding of your personality traits,
GPTQ has created MedQuiz. Quick and easy to use, this online test will give you an
insight into your personality as well as matching you to the perfect medical speciality.
If you have decided that a career in medicine is for you but you are concerned about
how you are going to afford medical school, applying for a scholarship can lessen the
financial burden. GPTQs MedScholar database allows you to sort through all the
available Australian medical scholarships in one place, quickly and easily. Filter by
timing and financial requirements and find the perfect scholarship for you.

Have you decided to become a GP? Or are you currently in the training program
wondering whether to choose a rural or general pathway? With GPTQs GPoptions,
you can find the answers to your all your GP-related questions. With a focus on
general practice, GPoptions provides a place for you to go to access a range of
articles, interviews and important information to help you on your GP journey.

Applying for Jobs Interstate

Australian Capital Territory

Ms Janelle Corey
Operational Director
ACT Health
Phone: 02 6244 2507

Resident Medical Officers

Ms Grace Cook
JMO Manager
Phone: 02 6174 8334

Ms Elizabeth Walker
JMO Manager
Tel: 02 6244 2779
New South Wales

NSW Medical Graduate Recruitment
Phone: 02 9844 6562

Resident Medical Officers

Junior Medical Officer Recruitment
Phone: 1300 443 966

Northern Territory

Medical Officers Recruitment
Phone: 08 8999 2836

Resident Medial Officers

Medical Recruitment Officers - Resident


Intern Recruitment

Resident Medical Officer & Registrars

RMO Coordinator
Queensland Health
South Australia

Intern Recruitment
Phone: 08 8226 7231

Resident Medical Officers

Prevocational Trainee Medical Officer Recruitment Phone: 08 8226 7231


Intern Recruitment

Resident Medical Officers

Doctors in Training Recruitment


Postgraduate Medical Council of Victoria

Resident Medical Officers

Postgraduate Medical Council of Victoria
Phone: 03 9419 1217

Western Australia

Intern Recruitment

Resident Medical Officers

RMO Recruitment
Phone: 08 9222 2125
According to Dr Katie Franks - GP trainee 2015

Don't rely on simply filling out the online application. You must also
contact the appropriate person at the hospital you are applying to. Do
this preferably via a phone call rather than email to ensure that you are
on their radar and demonstrate that you have initiative."

Dr Franks also suggests that if you haven't made contact with the hospital, they may
not even consider you, even if you've listed them as your number one preference.

"Make sure you familiarise yourself with the hospital you are applying to,
and not just the resident rotations. Do they have a code of conduct or
mission statement? Many residents will be caught out by questions like

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