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Applying for medical positions at Bendigo Health

HMO and Registrar Assessment Form

Bendigo Health Referee Assessment Form 

All external applicants should have their referees complete the below form and forward to HMO Support at Bendigo Health via 

Current vacancies 

Click here for current vacancies and to register interest with Bendigo Health.

Medical Careers

An Internship in Bendigo is known for its hands on experience, excellent consultant contact time, supportive community and high expectations with respect to medical education. The hospital and senior staff have a strong philosophy of supporting career development of junior doctors. Many interns stay on as PGY2 and are well regarded when they pursue subsequent vocational training programs and positions.  

There will be 39 intern positions at Bendigo Health in 2019. Each intern will complete five rotations including three core rotations.

Internal rotations available:

General surgery (core)

Oncology (non-core)

Emergency medicine (core)

Rehabilitation (non-core)

General medicine (core)

Psychiatry (non-core)

Cardiology (non-core)

Orthopaedics (non-core)

Renal (non-core)

Urology (non-core)

 Geriatric medicine (non-core)          Orthogeriatrics (non-core)    

External rotations available at Echuca Regional Health: 
General medicine (non-core)
Emergency medicine (non-core);
Can be a core term when linked with Bendigo Oncology rotation

*Numbers and rotations correct at time of update. 

How are rotations allocated? 
Interns will receive a preference form prior to commencement, enabling preferencing of non-core rotations.

Annual leave 
Interns will receive a preference form prior to commencement, allowing preferencing of when to take the two weeks of annual leave. It is preferred this is during a non-core rotation. All interns will be assigned the remaining three weeks leave at the end of the year.

How do I apply?
If you are eligible to apply for an intern position, you must first register with PMCV. Once the application process opens you will then need to apply directly to our Health Service. All applications must be submitted online via: 

Is there a standardised CV I need to use?
Yes – Click here for standardised CV template

PMCV Computer match dates for Bendigo intern positions 
PMCV match opens for:

  • Registration
  • Referee nomination
  • Candidate priority list submission
  • CV upload                                                                    

1 May                                                                
Bendigo Health application process opens 1 May
PMCV registration closing date and last day to nominate referees and upload CV  1 June
Last day for referees to complete references, candidates to submit their candidate priority list and to submit direct application to health services 1 June
Match opens for health services to access list of candidates 4 June
Bendigo selection process takes place 4-27 June
Last day to withdraw from PMCV match or re-order existing preferences 27 June
Bendigo nomination period 28 July
Priority 1 Match results available from 10am 9 July
Priority 2 Match results available from 10am 13 August

Click here for current vacancies and to register your interest with Bendigo Health

Application process for internships at Bendigo Health

There will be 50 HMO positions available at Bendigo Health in 2019, consisting of PGY2 and PGY3+ doctors. You are able to apply for a Surgical, General, Critical Care or Medical (BPT1 & 2) focused year.

Rotations available. 

  • Emergency Medicine
  • Intensive Care Medicine
  • Orthopaedics 
  • Obstetrics & Gynaecology (advanced diploma available) 
  • ENT, Ophthalmology and Facio Maxillary 
  • Paediatrics
  • Palliative Care 
  • Geriatrics
  • Orthogeriatrics 
  • Psychiatry
  • General Surgery
  • Gem on Acute 
  • Oncology 
  • General Medicine 
  • Relief 
  • Renal 
  • Clinical Governance & Administration
  • General Medicine at Echuca Regional Health or Swan Hill District Health
  • General Surgery at Echuca Regional Health
  • Emergency Medicine at Swan Hill District Health or Swan Hill District Health
  • Rehabilitation and Geriatric Medicine at Castlemaine Health
How are rotations allocated?

Within cover letters, the rotations that are desired should be mentioned. Successful candidates will then have opportunity to rank all rotations in order of preference. Bendigo Health does their best to provide you with the required rotations for your training pathway.

Are there compulsory rotations?

Most HMOs at Bendigo will be required to undertake a Relieving or External rotation. The exception is HMOs on the BPT pathway.

PMCV Computer match dates for Bendigo HMO and BPT positions 

Bendigo will not have positions in the PMCV match

Click here for current vacancies and to register your interest with Bendigo Health

Bendigo Health has a variable number of positions available which include rotations from parent hospitals such as the Austin, Alfred and Eastern in:

  • General Medicine
  • Cardiology
  • Renal
  • Medical Oncology
  • Rehabilitation Medicine
  • Palliative Care Medicine
  • Geriatric Evaluation and Management (GEM) on Acute
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Intensive Care Unit
  • General Surgery
  • Orthopaedics
  • ENT/Ophthalmology/Faciomaxillary Surgery
  • Urology
  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology
  • Anaesthetics
  • Psychiatry
  • Paediatrics
  • General Practitioners

Click here for current vacancies and to register your interest with Bendigo Health

Non computer matched referee assessment form

Bendigo Health has a range of services delivered by consultants.

Specialist services currently available:

• Anaesthetics
• Cardiology
• Emergency medicine
• ENT surgery
• Endocrinology
• Gastroenterology
• General medicine
• General surgery
• Gerontology
• Infectious diseases
• Intensive care medicine
• Nephrology
• Obstetrics and gynaecology
• Oncology
• Ophthalmology
• Orthopaedics
• Paediatrics
• Paediatric surgery
• Palliative Care
• Psychiatry
• Radiology
• Rehabilitation medicine
• Respiratory medicine
• Thoracic surgery
• Urology

There is a strong GP registrar program at Bendigo Health aimed at developing a variety of  specialty interests through extended skills and advanced procedural posts.

How far each skill is developed depends highly on registrars existing skills and each unit is keen and able to develop skills at any level.There is close liaison between MCCC. Candidates enrolled in RACGP or ACCRM  are encouraged to apply for each position directly via the current vacancies link.

Advanced Procedural Posts are available in:

  • Anaesthetics
  • Emergency Medicine 
  • Geriatrics
  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology
  • Paediatrics
  • Palliative Care
  • Psychiatry
  • Extended skills posts are available in:
  • Palliative Care
  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology
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