Joondalup Health Campus
Part of Ramsay Health Care

For Interns 2021

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 and Hollywood Private Hospital plus a number of regional hospitals (Broome, Albany and Geraldton).

Rotations are available in emergency medicine, general medicine, general surgery, psychiatry, orthopaedics, cardiology and rehabilitation. These placements occur over 5 terms.

Example of rotation allocations:

Emergency Medicine
General Medicine
General Medicine

General Surgery


Rehabilitation and
Aged Care
General Surgery
Emergency Medicine

General Medicine


General Medicine
and Aged Care

Emergency Medicine

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 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 and a term 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.

JHC has 25 JDTP-PHS places to offer in 2021. 

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

Find out more about the hospitals in rotation below.

Hollywood Private Hospital

Hollywood Private Hospital (HPH) is a modern acute care hospital in Nedlands which has 738 licensed beds and enjoys a strong reputation for excellence in patient care. Conveniently located in the beautiful leafy western suburbs, Hollywood offers intern rotations in general medicine, rehabilitation/geriatrics, cardiology, psychiatry, and orthopaedics with direct medical contact.

We employ over 2,000 people and have more than 700 accredited specialists working across a wide range of disciplines. These include cardiology, gastroenterology, general medicine, general surgery, oncology, orthopaedics, palliative care, psychiatry, rehabilitation and urology.

Along with its impressive reputation as an outstanding private hospital, Hollywood is also recognised for its unrivalled positive work culture. An ability to have fun is a pre-requisite for working at Hollywood. Throughout the year, the pressure and responsibility of daily work is balanced out with social gatherings which also add to a great work-life balance. A legendary end of year staff party, staff BBQs, corporate running events and everyday celebrations are a regular part of working life at Hollywood. It’s all part of what we call the Hollywood Spirit.

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Broome Hospital

This is a modestly sized hospital in the most northerly region of Western Australia. Offering a range of services, including hyperbaric medicine and a medical library, it is located in Broome which has a population of 20,000. This trebles during the holiday season, due to the tropical climate and white sandy beaches which look out onto the Indian Ocean.

Broome Hospital has 36 beds, including six nursing home beds. It caters for medical, surgical, paediatric and maternity care and has a busy emergency service. The hospital is on the same site as The Broome Regional Aboriginal Medical Service (BRAMS) practice, which incorporates a four-doctor primary care facility and a new 10 station haemodialysis unit, and The Kimberley Aboriginal Medical Services Council (KAMSC), which provides a teaching campus for Aboriginal health workers and medical students and support for Aboriginal health services throughout the Kimberley.

Apart from the local specialists (Broome and Derby), a full range of specialists visit regularly while visiting other towns and communities within the Kimberley. Various orthopaedic surgery teams visit the region for a total of 16 weeks a year. Ophthalmologists, an ear, nose and throat surgeon, a dermatologist and cardiologists visit several times a year to work in the public system.

The hospital works in association with The Rural Clinical School of Western Australia and regularly hosts visiting specialists who work all over the Kimberley region (in addition to local specialists who work between Broome and Derby). These specialists are all keen to teach and specialists based in Derby (two hours drive away) spend several days at the hospital each month.


The Albany Health Campus offers enhanced services in modern facilities with superior care for patients and a better working environment for staff. The hospital has an ED, inpatient wards, an HDU, cancer centre, maternity with special care nursery, paediatrics, inpatient and Community Mental Health Services, all allied health services and a pharmacy. Additionally there are several specialist nurse led services such as continence and wound care. Albany Health Campus is able to provide health care closer to home for around 60,000 people in Albany and across the whole Great Southern region, in a setting to rival any modern city hospital.

Geraldton Hospital

Geraldton Hospital has 100 hospital beds including a six bed HDU. It has a medical department (three consultant physicians), surgical department (three consultant surgeons and two orthopaedic surgeons), maternity unit (two consultant obstetricians), a paediatric department (two paediatricians) and 24 hour emergency department. In addition, Geraldton Hospital provides a range of services including chemotherapy, oncology, and renal dialysis, a hospital at home visiting service, respiratory and diabetic education, medical imaging, pathology and same day surgery.

Services include an inpatient rehabilitation unit and a day rehabilitation centre. Visiting specialists provide a range of surgical services.

Ramsay interns are attached to General Medicine and work in conjunction with the RMOs, registrars and consultants. Junior doctors are supported by the director of clinical training and the medical education officer. Formal teaching sessions occur twice weekly (Journal Club and Grand Round) and X-Ray meeting every other week.

Living in Geraldton is like living in the city but without the traffic jams. It offers beachside living alongside rural life with a fantastic microclimate. Geraldton is known as the Sun City because it boasts an average of eight hours of sunshine a day, all year round. The city offers swimming, fishing, yachting, wind surfing, lawn bowls, tennis, cricket, squash, pistol-shooting, go-kart racing, horse racing, golf, roller skating, cinemas, and even its own art gallery. An excellent range of restaurants and cafes, many featuring local seafood, are also available.

For more information please head to: WA Country Health Service

How does the Junior Doctor Training Program work?

The replacement of the former Commonwealth Medical Internship Program with the JDTP has meant there are some slight changes to the processes of application and recruitment. The process is detailed here:

  1. Application
    The application form for the JDTP posted on DOH website to commence the EOI process in around September.

  2. Release of Recruitment Information
    The department provides the list of JDTP eligible candidates to private hospitals participating in the Private Health Stream.

  3. Hospitals contact applicants
    At the beginning of the recruitment period, each hospital taking part in the JDTP is able to contact the applicants.

  4. Interviews
    Interested applicants may be contacted for interview.

  5. Offer of Internships
    During the recruitment period hospitals make offers to eligible JDTP candidates.

  6. Accept Offer
    Eligible JDTP candidate accepts offer.

  7. Notification
    Private hospital and candidate separately notify the department of acceptance of the offer.

  8. Employment Contract

Private hospitals enter into employment contracts with eligible JDTP candidates accepting JDTP places, conditional on the Commonwealth funding being received.

For more information, please see the DOH website:

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 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 completing 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
  • Mandatory Core Competencies
Junior doctors debrief
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.

Junior doctors talking

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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