Application process for junior doctors

Here you can find information about the application process for junior doctors

Centralised application process

Application Dates - 2020 centralised recruitment

The centralised 2020 Intern and RMO recruitment processes will open on the following dates:

  • Intern applications opened on Wed, 8 May 2019 and close on Fri, 7 June 2019  (12 noon AWST)
  • RMO applications opened on Wed, 15 May 2019 and close on Wed, 12 June 2019  (12 noon AWST)

Visit the WACHS Medical vacancies or MedJobsWA for current medical practitioner vacancies in rural WA.

You may wish to visit WACHS Medical Vacancies or MedJobsWA for current medical practitioner vacancies in rural WA.

Overview of Intern positions

Interns wishing to complete their whole internship year in country WA have the option of selecting WA Country Health Service (WACHS) as their preferred employer during the recruitment process. Ten intern placements are available in 2019, five located at Albany Health Campus and five located at Bunbury Hospital.

Rural secondments for metropolitan employed interns are also available for one or more term rotations from Fiona Stanley Hospital, Royal Perth Hospital and Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital. 

  • See the Primary Employing Health Rural Placement for Interns summary here.
  • Intern applications for rural placements are made  within the Postgraduate Medical Council of WA (PMCWA) central recruitment process and are based on merit.
  • Find updates regarding the internship application process and offers on the PMCWA site 

Resident Medical Officers

WACHS RMO positions are available to PGY2+ doctors either as a primary employer for periods of 6-24months, or via secondment at some metropolitan sites.

  • See the Rural Practice Pathways available for junior doctors here.
  • Find updates regarding the centralised RMO application process and offers on the PMCWA site
  • RMOs wanting to complete a rural community based rotation via the Community Residency Program can find more information by visiting WACHS Placement Opportunities
  • Visit WACHS Medical Vacancies or MedJobsWA  for current medical practitioner vacancies across WA, external to the centralised recruitment process.

Applied Surgical Pathway in Rural Environments

ASPIRE is a two year program for WACHS junior doctors who are interested in General Surgery. Successful applicants will

  • complete General Practice Additional Skills training in general surgery with the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP), or the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM) leading to them becoming a GP Surgeon.


  • be well placed to apply for the General Surgical Training Program with the Royal Australian College of Surgeons (RACS).

Successful applicants will be provided with a two year employment contract with WACHS, commencing as a RMO and progressing to a Registrar, subject to satisfactory performance. Each candidate will rotate between Albany Health Campus and Bunbury Hospital, gaining essential experience in the surgical departments.

See the ASPIRE Promotional Flyer 2020 here










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