Joondalup Health Campus
Part of Ramsay Health Care

For Interns 2020

We have several pathways for internships

Our interns benefit from working across multiple specialty areas and have the opportunity to gain high quality clinical experience by undertaking rotations across Joondalup Health Campus, Hollywood Private Hospital, Peel Health Campus and a number of regional hospitals.

Rotations are available in emergency medicine, general medicine, general surgery, psychiatry, orthopaedics, cardiology and rehabilitation.

There are several pathways for interns as outlined below.

If you want to work at Joondalup Health Campus (JHC) or Hollywood Private Hospital (HPH) during your internship, you can apply to be seconded here via Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital.

In your WA intern application you will be asked to preference the Primary Employing Health Services (PEHS) where you would like to undertake your internship.

Simply select Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital as your first preference when choosing your PEHS.

Once you have accepted a position you can preference JHC or HPH for your rotations.

Apply on the Postgraduate Medical Council of Western Australia (PMCWA) website.

If you are a full-fee paying medical student who has studied at an Australian medical school, you can apply for an internship opportunity funded by via the new Junior Doctor Training Program - Private Hospital Stream (JDTP-PHS). This was formally known as the Commonwealth Medical Internship (CMI) program.

This pathway will allow you to complete the requirements for general registration as a medical practitioner in Australia.

Joondalup Health Campus (JHC) in Western Australia is one of the participating hospitals in the JDTP - PHS and can second interns to complete terms at Hollywood Private Hospital, Peel Health Campus and terms in various rural and regional hospitals.

To be eligible for a federally funded internship with us, simply submit your expression of interest on the Australian Government’s Department of Health website.

At this stage it is not known how many JDTP positions will be available for JHC to offer, but we will update this website as soon as the information becomes available.

We also suggest you actively monitor the Government’s website for updates.

There may be opportunities for Joondalup Health Campus (JHC) to employ select International Medical Graduates (IMGs) who completed medical degrees outside of Australia and who meet certain eligibility criteria.

Under the Junior Doctor Training Program - Private Hospital Stream (JDTP-PHS) hospitals are expected to prioritise international full fee paying medical graduates from onshore Australian medical schools.

Therefore, IMGs will only be considered if there are still vacancies once applications for international full fee paying graduates who studied in Australia are exhausted.

If successful, these candidates will be given the opportunities to complete an internship and meet requirements for general registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (APRHA).

They will work alongside locally trained medical students at JHC and can be seconded to other hospitals, such as Hollywood Private Hospital, Peel Health Campus and terms in various rural and regional hospitals.

To apply simply submit your expression of interest on the Australian Government’s Department of Health website.

About our Intern Training Program

Our program has been developed over many years with considerable focus on offering interns broad exposure during their training to:

  • The private and public healthcare system
  • A diverse case-mix
  • Metropolitan and regional/rural settings

Both Joondalup Health Campus and Hollywood Private Hospital have developed strong working relationships with regional/rural sites, which provide:

  • A welcoming environment and comprehensive orientation
  • Broad case mix with great learning opportunities
  • Strong supervision and teaching
  • Support from JHC whilst rotations offsite.

As a part of the program you may be allocated to one or more regional/rural rotations. Accommodation and transport will be coordinated for you when on a regional/rural rotation.

You will have access to four weeks annual leave which is planned in conjunction with allocation requests and rotation requirements to ensure completion of internship.

JHC will encourage you to become actively involved with learning opportunities onsite or within the network, including presentations, simulation training, committees, audits and research.

Weekly education sessions for all interns include:

  • Intern and Resident (JMO) quarantined teaching time on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Additional education sessions:

  • Medical Grand Grounds
  • Unit Meetings / Journal Club
  • Clinical Skills
  • ALS
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For Interns 2020

Why choose Western Australia?

Western Australia (WA) is famous for its beaches, weather and lifestyle. You can swim, surf, snorkel or dive all year round at any number of beaches across Perth.

The relaxed outdoor lifestyle makes it the perfect place for families and singles alike.

Immerse yourself in an eclectic mix of city culture and stunning nature, from Perth’s burgeoning bar scene and open arts festivals, to its world-class restaurants and expansive parklands.

Families take advantage of the sun, the space and the endless activities that make Perth the place to raise a family.

After school, kids get active with hundreds of sports and recreational activities, with loads of space to do it in and some of the world’s best facilities that help make Australia a great sporting nation.

Employment conditions & benefits

  • Four weeks annual leave per year (for full-time employees)
  • Three weeks personal development leave
  • Gain excellent experience within both public and private settings at JHC, including exposure to emergency medicine, which includes paediatrics and obstetrics & gynaecology
  • Guaranteed rotations to meet the requirements necessary for general registration
  • Accommodation and travel paid for during your rural term
  • Quarantined teaching time with approachable and skilled senior doctors
  • Supportive Post Graduate Medical Education – we look after our interns and provide education, support, mentoring and more.
  • Doctor well-being program and a 24-hour hotline where you can speak to an experienced and approachable senior consultant any time of the day or night
  • Free onsite parking at JHC
  • Child Care facility available onsite at JHC
  • One week orientation with upskilling, including procedural practical skills
  • Access to Employee Assistance Program

Opportunities beyond internship

At JHC we offer fantastic ongoing employment opportunities after you finish your internship and received your general registration. Check out our Resident Medical Officers information.

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How to apply

For local medical graduates

Applications for our intern programs are coordinated by Postgraduate Medical Council of Western Australia (PMCWA). Select Sir Charles Gardiner Hospital as your first preference to have the best chance of obtaining an internship with us.

For full-fee paying international medical graduates who completed all their medical degree in Australia

Application via the Australian Department of Health website – keep checking that site for updated information about the program.

For international medical graduates who studied medicine outside of Australia

Application via the Australian Department of Health website – keep checking that site for updated information about the program.

Find out more

To learn more, simply e-mail us at:

What have previous interns said about JHC and HPH?

"CMI is a great program to develop skills and knowledge. I had worries that a private hospital wouldn’t provide an adequate training. However, I quickly found out that was far from the truth especially because Joondalup Health Campus has one of the busiest emergency department in Australia. Consultants are also very approachable which definitely helps with learning. I would absolutely recommend the program." - Dr Hean Sun Ooi (Ramsay Intern 2019)

"The Ramsay CMI Program is the perfect stepping stone for medical graduates fresh out of school. The experience gained is invaluable and has shaped me into the health care practitioner I am today." - Dr Jeremy Lek (Ramsay Intern 2018)

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