Medical Recruitment


Recruitment of interns in Western Australia is coordinated by the Postgraduate Medical Council of Western Australia (external site).

Resident Medical Officers & Service Medical Registrars

The Office of the Chief Medical Officer (OCMO) coordinates the centralised recruitment of Resident Medical Officers (RMO) and Service Medical Registrars (SMR) on behalf of the hospitals in WA. This is advertised on MedJobsWA (external site).

Applications for the 2022 Mid-Year RMO and SMR Centralised Recruitment closed on 08 February 2022.

Applications for the 2023 RMO and SMR Centralised Recruitment closed on 21 June 2022.

All public hospitals will also post medical vacancies on MedJobsWA (external site) and JobsWA (external site). For employment opportunities at WA private hospitals, please refer to their individual websites.

For more information on this recruitment process, refer to the 2023 RMO/SMR Application Guide (PDF 649KB).

Basic Physician Training

Applications closed Monday 10 October 2022 at 4pm AWST.

Entry into vocational training positions is separate from service positions except in the case of Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP) Basic Physician Training (BPT).

BPT in Adult Internal Medicine: Potential and current basic physician trainees are required to secure eligible employment as an RMO or SMR with an accredited training site prior to applying for BPT. For information on the selection process and network contacts, refer to the Basic Physician Training (BPT) Frequently Asked Questions (PDF 1.3MB).

BPT in Paediatrics and Child Health: Entry into the Basic Paediatric Training pathway follows a separate application process. Prospective trainees, who have accepted eligible employment, will be informed of the BPT selection process by PCH Postgraduate Medical Education (PCH PGME). To be eligible for this process, candidates seeking to register with the RACP as a first year basic paediatric trainee are first required to secure employment for 12 months.

Eligible positions:

  • Perth Children’s Hospital (PCH) RMO or registrar
  • Fiona Stanley Hospital paediatric or neonatal registrar.

The PCH PGME office can be contacted on (08) 6456 0503 or

The WA RACP Member Support Office can be contacted on (08) 6382 0823.

Service Surgical Registrars

Applications for the 2023 Mid-Year Service Surgical Registrar recruitment process are now open.

This process is being run by the Royal Perth Bentley Group, with applicants able to preference their top three surgical specialties for rotations through Fiona Stanley Hospital, Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, Royal Perth Hospital and Joondalup Health Campus.

This is advertised on MedJobsWA.

For more information on this recruitment process, refer to the SSR Application Guide.

Recruitment and Selection Resources

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