Application process for junior doctors

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

Centralised application process

The centralised 2020 Intern and RMO recruitment processes have now closed.

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 2020, 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 (RMO)

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.

Community Residency Program (CRP) - Resident Medical Officers

In 2020, RMOs employed by Fiona Stanley Hospital, Royal Perth Hospital or Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital are seconded to undertake CRP placements in a variety of rural locations.  

  • See the CRP placement locations here.
  • Express your interest in a CRP rotation via the centralised RMO application process through the MedJobsWA website.
  • Your statement of interest (maximum 2 pages) and curriculum vitae will be reviewed by a panel and used to assess your CRP application.
  • Placements will be offered from mid-August 2019 for the 2020 clinical year.

If you wish to speak with the CRP Medical Education Officer ring (08) 6553 0940  or email 

Applied Surgical Pathway in Rural Environments (ASPIRE)

Recruitment to the new ASPIRE program is a competitive process and only open to doctors successful in gaining employment as a RMO at either Albany Health Campus or Bunbury Hospital, via the 2020 centralised RMO application process

  • All Albany and Bunbury employed RMOS will receive an email outlining the ASPIRE program and requesting formal Expressions of Interest (EOI) addressing the selection criteria
  • Selection to the program is merit-based, as assessed by a selection panel including the Director Medical Education, Clinical Lead – General Surgery and a site representative from both Albany and Bunbury Hospitals. Interviews may be conducted as part of the merit-based selection process.
  • Successful ASPIRE candidates will be notified and provided with an updated two year employment contract with WACHS, commencing as a RMO in 2020 and progressing to Registrar in 2021, subject to satisfactory performance.

 If you wish to speak with a Medical Education Officer regarding the ASPIRE program ring (08) 6553 0856  or email